Facts and Figures About Live 8
The Associated Press
Jul. 03, 2005
Live 8, by the numbers:
1: Mile that the Live 8 crowd stretched along Philadelphia's Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
5: Minutes the Johannesburg crowd stood and applauded Nelson Mandela.
50: Percent of the 20,000-person capacity filled by fans at the Japanese venue.
60th: Birthday celebrated onstage Saturday by Zimbabwe singer Thomas Mapfumo at the all-African show in Cornwall, England.
1981: The last year Pink Floyd _ guitarist David Gilmour, drummer Nick Mason, keyboard player Richard Wright and bassist Roger Waters _ had appeared onstage together before Saturday.
160,000: People simultaneously viewing America Online's live video feeds of the shows _ an Internet record, according to AOL.
200,000: Spectators crammed into Hyde Park for the London concert.
1 million: Spectators that Philly organizers claimed were at their show. It was probably closer to a few hundred thousand.
26.4 million: Number of text messages sent to ``UNITE'' in support of the Live 8 cause.
$25 billion: The amount of aid Live 8 impresario Bob Geldof is demanding from the nations participating in next week's Group of Eight summit meeting.