It’s one of the things New York does best, put on a smashing good show in a great cause. This one was a whole one dayer in Central Park to elimiante extreme poverty in the world by 2030. Everyone who attended had not paid money but had instead donated time to support this goal.
Their reward for giving their time was this great concert, the Global Citizen festival over the weekend. Celebs galore donated their time: Stephen Colbert, Hugh Jackman, Leonardo Di Caprio and Kerry washington among others. And a slew of heavy duty business and political honchos did likewise with in person Michelle Obama and a live cross to her husband back at the White House.
And the performers were stellar. They were led off by Chris Martin and Cold Play and finished with Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam fame and Beyonce, see the first video for a great rendition of “Redemption song’. And then because we can’t have too much Beyonce back on a New York stage see video 2 and a bunch of her hits.