Although I lived in Philadelphia in 1985, I made no attempt to get tickets to Live Aid and even skipped town the day of the show, heading to New York for the weekend. Although I was, and still am, a huge music fan, my taste at the time was heavily Anglophilic. So all of the acts I would have been interested in seeing were playing in London, not Philly.
Likewise, I paid little attention to Live 8, even though I could have
gotten to the Philly show without much inconvenience. By now, my taste
in music is just too obscure to devote my time to such mainstream acts.
I wish Bob Geldolf et al. the best of luck in their noble goals, but I
was just as happy to watch live Tour de France coverage on Saturday.