Right there part of the chain in PA just over the river from Trenton, NJ.
Sad, eh? But as a kid who was left out of everything, it was a great opportunity because this was a situation in which they needed every body they could find to make it work. For once, they actually wanted me to participate! What a concept.
I was 12 and that's when I realized how many dumb asses there were across america.
It was such a fail compared to Live Aid
No, I'm not fucking old.
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If they tried to do this now everyone would have to be provided with hand sanitizer.
I was up on Mulholland Drive with a large group of B to C list celebrities. Was very surreal. Then we all went home.
Was near scott baio in philly.
I had forgotten all about Hands Across America. So this thread gave me a chuckle! Seems quaint today. Now, we could never hold a similar event w/o bomb searches , securiy, etc.
Alas, I did not participate-
I remember lining up in the hallway of my elementary school in Southwest Missouri. I thought it was a stupid idea.
I didn't participate but how could I ever forget the day that hunger and homelessness were eradicated in America simply by holding hands?
Did anybody think to play a game of telephone or pass a note?
"I was up on Mulholland Drive with a large group of B to C list celebrities."
Name some names!
I just realized that I remember all of the words to the song "Hands Across America."
I was sucking cock in a daisy-chain across america
The only way you would know if it was a complete circuit is if you put some electricity into the person on one coast and tested to see if it could be detected in the last person on the other end 3000 miles away.
Did they do that test?
Well, then it was hardly "Hands Across America," now was it?
No and no. Nice idea in theory, retarded in execution.
Did they actually form a complete chain, coast to coast, or were there some gaps along the way?
If I remember correctly, r19, they had difficulty in the middle of the country where there are so few people. It was a very broken line.
Kind of a no-brainer that it would be difficult in the middle of the country where there are so few people (and homelessness isn't a huge social problem).
H did they hanle places like the Grand Canyon?
Did people just hang off the sides to the bottom or were the others able to pull tight enough as to suspend them up in the air?
They may have been able to avoid the Grand Canyon. They avoided New England altogether and it was just a line.
7 million people participated.
Technically it was the largest gathering of Americans for a single reason in history.