Regular readers will know what a cynical sod I am, however 25 years ago today cynicism was put on hold for the day. This day was Live Aid and it felt like something important. The collaboration of a multitude of musical stars seemed less manufactured and more thrown together. Whilst always remembering that music is not the world changing force we feel it is when we are younger, on this day an atmosphere descended on Wembley and across millions of TV viewers that we were all part of something special.
The hardest heart could not help but be carried along with the feeling of the day. Amidst the bombastic acts; The Who, Queen,U2, Simple Minds, Bowie there were quieter moments and these moments were moments of reflection in the sunshine. Reflections that we could be hopeful just for one day.