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Hands Across America

Were you there? Were you part of the chain?

by Anonymousreply 3706/26/2013

The line went through the mall in downtown Long Beach, CA so I went there to keep cool.

by Anonymousreply 104/25/2013

video

by Anonymousreply 204/26/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 304/26/2013

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

by Anonymousreply 404/26/2013

No, I'm not fucking old.

by Anonymousreply 504/26/2013

Wilshire Blvd., Westwood

by Anonymousreply 604/26/2013

If they tried to do this now everyone would have to be provided with hand sanitizer.

by Anonymousreply 704/26/2013

I was up on Mulholland Drive with a large group of B to C list celebrities. Was very surreal. Then we all went home.

by Anonymousreply 804/26/2013

Was near scott baio in philly.

by Anonymousreply 904/26/2013

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-

by Anonymousreply 1004/26/2013

I remember lining up in the hallway of my elementary school in Southwest Missouri. I thought it was a stupid idea.

by Anonymousreply 1104/26/2013

I didn't participate but how could I ever forget the day that hunger and homelessness were eradicated in America simply by holding hands?

by Anonymousreply 1204/26/2013

Did anybody think to play a game of telephone or pass a note?

by Anonymousreply 1304/26/2013

"I was up on Mulholland Drive with a large group of B to C list celebrities."

Name some names!

by Anonymousreply 1404/26/2013

I just realized that I remember all of the words to the song "Hands Across America."

by Anonymousreply 1504/26/2013

I was sucking cock in a daisy-chain across america

by Anonymousreply 1604/26/2013

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?

No?

Well, then it was hardly "Hands Across America," now was it?

by Anonymousreply 1704/26/2013

No and no. Nice idea in theory, retarded in execution.

by Anonymousreply 1804/26/2013

Did they actually form a complete chain, coast to coast, or were there some gaps along the way?

by Anonymousreply 1904/26/2013

Dupont Circle

by Anonymousreply 2004/26/2013

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).

by Anonymousreply 2104/26/2013

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?

by Anonymousreply 2204/26/2013

They may have been able to avoid the Grand Canyon. They avoided New England altogether and it was just a line.

by Anonymousreply 2304/26/2013

7 million people participated.

by Anonymousreply 2404/26/2013

Technically it was the largest gathering of Americans for a single reason in history.

by Anonymousreply 2504/26/2013

I'm glad to see Datalounge was represented.

by Anonymousreply 2604/26/2013

LMAO @ R22

by Anonymousreply 2704/26/2013

I'm waiting for the 'dick-to-ass' chain across America. THAT I will participate in!

by Anonymousreply 2804/26/2013

Why were there pics of people doing it on the Golden Gate Bridge? The route didn't even go up through San Francisco.

by Anonymousreply 2904/27/2013

I don't get your point about DL from the video R26.

And yes, LOL, R22!

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by Anonymousreply 3004/27/2013

No, but I was at the filming of the "We Are the World" music video. My husband was one of the featured vocalists. I was merely an observer.

by Anonymousreply 3104/27/2013

I'm pretty sure I slept through it. I used to party a lot back then.

by Anonymousreply 3204/27/2013

Human Centipede Across America

by Anonymousreply 3306/08/2013

Wasn't it a very hot day in most of the country?

by Anonymousreply 3406/09/2013

Someone should try this again. Im sure those people are still hungry or did we cure hunger? Seems like no ones cares now. Must have been an 80s thing.

by Anonymousreply 3506/26/2013

I didn't realize it was something to do with hunger. There was no money needed to participate.

by Anonymousreply 3606/26/2013

Aw, R3. That makes me heart smile. A close friend had a hard time as a kid and the stories he tells me break me heart, so I'm glad you had some moments of happiness.

by Anonymousreply 3706/26/2013
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