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Concert For Diana: Warning, We Could Need Translation Services


The Concert For Diana will broadcast around the world, as people everywhere adored Lady Diana But for the universal power of music, those of us on this side of ye old pond probably won't understand a word of Princes William and Harry's royal remarks. What am I bloody yapping about? The Concert For Diana, that most anticipated music celebration on Sunday, July 1, honoring the greatly missed People's Princess.

Concert For Diana airs on Sunday, July 1st, 2007, celebrating the life of Princess Diana The worldwide televised event in Princess Diana's loving memory promises great entertainment with Elton John, Fergie, Kanye West, Joss Stone, Pharrell Williams, Diddy, Rod Stewart and Nelly Furtado among the powerhouse list of performers. However, I'm a little concerned we won't always know what's being said between band sets, given our cultural differences.

The thing is, I checked the Concert For Diana site for this wonderful charitable event's details... and just about needed a translation book. Well, not really, but I did get a kick out of the British terminology there.

For example, the "Info Q&A" page says this about security at newly designed Wembley Stadium: As at all large arenas and stadia, there will be security guards and bag checks.

Stadia? I feel cheated! Why don't we, their country cousins in America, commonly use this fancy term?

Another example, when warning concert-goers about the possibility of inclement weather: If your seat is on the pitch... If it rains, you will get rained on; bring a lightweight raincoat or cagoule.

Maybe it's my vocabulary limits that's that problem. But do stadia here in America usually seat folk that close to a baseball mound?

And what, again, should they wear for protection? In search of an answer, I found this Fatal Bazooka video at YouTube, titled "Fous Ta Cagoule"...



Does this mean that well-endowed blokes -- those who Chunnel in from France, anyway -- should prepare for the sport of sex in the event the American-tinged music of Joss Stone lands them at first base? Because here in the U.S., I believe these cagoule-things that Fatal Bazooka raps about are commonly called jimmy hats.

But don't quote me: I could be wrong as two, left brogues.

Princess Diana's handsome sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, are throwing quite a celebration in memory of their loving motherSuch a tragedy, the death of Princess Diana was.  But her two amazing sons seem fit to carry on their beautiful mum's tradition of helping heal the world Hosted by Matt Lauer, the Concert For Diana airs in the U.S. on NBC at 8 p.m. (CT).

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