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The idea of staging another Live Aid concert had been discussed many times, but Bob Geldof always insisted there was no way it was going to happen. And worse than saying no to us all the time, Bob publicly said it wouldn't happen, which was really not helpful. Because, if not a sword of Damocles, it was certainly a threat to governments, and particularly to the British Government, who would feel the full brunt of Live Aid. When Bob said no, you could feel the energy go out of the game.
--- I'm not sure how to understand "Because, if not a sword of Damocles..."???
It's a confusing, though, because if Britain would have felt "the full brunt" of Live Aid, it should have felt relieved, not threatened, that the event wasn't going to happen.
This is not good writing.
Thank you for your clarifications Charlie!!!