Saturday, July 07, 2007
Live Earth: Washington, DC
Live Earth was a small and intimate affair in Washington, DC. Al Gore, right, could not get a permit for the National Mall becasue the Folklife Festival already had the space. Gore ran into opposition in Congress and could not hold the event on the Capitol grounds. So at the last minute Gore announced that the event would be held at the National Museum of the American Indian.
The small stage was surrounded by a few hundred people between the stage and the musuem. The crowd was also on the sides of the stage. There wasn't much of a sound system so people were hollering to turn it up. But there was nothing to turn up. The quickly-put-together event was probably directed more to the national television audience. Pictured at left: Norris McDonald at Live Earth, National Museum of the American Indian.
Live Earth Global Environmental Impact Assessment: by The Evangelical Ecologist