Say what you want …

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Say what you want about the “me” decade of the 1980s, but the 80s gave us this song …

Which begat Live Aid, the one-day, two-continent concert …

Which begat Farm Aid …

Which, I believe, begat Lollapalooza and the re-rise of the summer music festival.

So there. Of course, if you don’t like summer music festivals and their over-commercialization, you may feel differently.

It also begat this …

OK, so maybe the 80s was a mixed bag after all.

I do think it’s interesting that the first song asks “Do they …” and the Americans say “We are …” I think that speaks to something about how we as Americans feel as our place: front and center.

The again … it also begat things like this …

And became a mockery.

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