We can be Heroes, just for one day
VH1 scored the network's highest ever rating with its broadcast of The Concert For New York City. The show attracted nearly 16 million viewers on VH1 alone. AOL also broke records with its webcast, which drew half a million hits for the live event. The concert has so far raised more than $30 million for World Trade Center relief efforts, and donations are still being accepted. The running total includes money raised from ticket sales, corporate sponsorships, television rights, merchandise sales, and donations made through a toll-free number and via the Internet.
Spaceface and SusanS have added more stories to their pages, including those below, extracted from the "Press" and "Journals" pages..
Watching days later with my wife, I still got a chill. I have never been more proud to be an American and have never been more proud to be a fan of David's. : nickyd28
But from that dust, those ashes, rises the phoenix of freedom, the voice of the good, and this evening the man who changed my life when I was just a boy, sits 'boy-like', cross legged beneath a single shaft of light, with a small toy-like keyboard, like a child on Christmas morning. : spud
The dual aspects of the show were evident from the beginning, when David Bowie, sitting at the edge of the stage, performed a stark, somber solo rendition of Paul Simon's "America" before launching into a rousing rendition of "Heroes" that suitably paid tribute to those in the crowd. : Hollywood Reporter
David Bowie got things off to an uplifting start by transforming "Heroes," an idealistic 1977 song about trying to reach for your dreams, into an emotional salute to the courage of the New York fire, police and rescue crews. : L A Times
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