This is the main event of the day today, focusing on global warming. It's Live Earth: A Climate in Crisis---a set of concerts going on all day on every continent!
I see Keith Urban coming on stage in the New Jersey Meadowlands, performing the Stone's "Gimme Shelter." Other artists are the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Madonna, Duran Duran, Metallica, Bon Jovi, Dave Matthews Band, The Police, Roger Waters, Smashing Pumpkins, Melissa Etheridge, + many many more. Check out Bravo and CNBC for comprehensive coverage, or see what's happening in your area. I see Leonardo DiCaprio and Al Gore as some of the talking heads, among others. I'd love to catch a glimpse of Floydman Raa Jaa! Very nice.
The purpose of todays event, happening all day long on 7/7/07 on every continent (including Antarctica!), is to bring attention to the issue of global warming. I know Al Gore said something about having a petition signed by 2 billion people to call for action from their respective governments, but I'm not sure what's involved with the logistics of that.
Anywho, it might serve as a more productive and meaningful thing to turn your attention to today, opposed to those 700 schmucks trying to get married in Vegas right now. S