As tens of thousands flocked to the Pyramid Stage, with millions tuning in live the world-over, Michael Eavis strolled on-stage to introduce aid hero Bob Geldof. "I want you to individually believe you can change the condition of the most put-upon and beaten-down people on this planet", Geldof told the crowd.
"I want you to grab the hand of the person beside you", he shouted.
"Not as some big hippy rock festival thing, but because you want this to happen. Lift your hands and say together, 'make poverty history'. On 6 July we will face down those eight men that can do this thing. This is not a question of money. To die of want is an intellectual absurdity and it is morally repulsive. I would ask the people watching this on television to imagine half of this field dying now. And the other half dying tomorrow. And between them, those men at the G8 would have resolved it in 10 seconds."
As an ocean of interlinked hands reached skywards, it was impossible not to be swept away with the tide of emotion. As 'Hucky', a member of the message board community, put it: "It made me feal apart of something bigger than all of us there."
Volunteers from Oxfam were busy throughout the festival getting sign-ups to the Make Poverty History campaign whilst, backstage, a plethora of artists and celebrities were keen to show their support, with particular enthusiasm demonstrated by Athlete, Joss Stone and 'Bo Selecta funnyman Avid Merrion, among others.
Timed to coincide with the G8 summit in Gleneagles, Scotland, Geldof's Live 8 concerts, which take place around the world on 2 July, aim to put pressure on world leaders to eliminate poverty in Africa. He is also backing a protest in Edinburgh on the day of the summit, 6 July.
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