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Golden Showers

by | 1st, July 2005

‘THE very moment Travis begin chanting their popular refrain “Why Does It Always Rain On Me?” at Live8, Tony Blair will flick the switch on his weather machine.

Better the devil you know

At once the heavens will open over the dusty African plains, the weather changing from scorching hot to wet and wonderful.

Back in London, the spray of liquid will sparkle like golden champagne. As the Express explains, alcohol has been banned from the Live8 compound for all but the members of the exclusive “gold circle” area.

Aside from the 5,000 corporate ticket holders and VIP guests, and Serpentine Shamus and members of his Hype Park drinking collective, no-one will be boozing in Hyde Park.

And before you start dismissing rumours about how Saint Bob plans to circumvent the ban hold by offering the 200,000-strong crowd each a swig from his purloined bottle of champers, know that the concert’s organiser is capable of the unexpected.

Just look at the Mail and consider its picture of Geldof coyly placing his head on Tony Blair’s shoulder in the manner of some lovesick groupie.

“Live Ego,” says the Mail as it watches Blair and Geldof cosy up for a duet on the MTV music channel.

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