LIVE BLOG'S SHANGHAI CORRESPONDENT REPORTS
Live Earth Shanghai update as reported from the ground:
Evonne Hsu kicked off the historic Shanghai portion of the monumental Live Earth concerts for a climate in crisis to a capacity house of 3,000 at the iconic Oriental Pearl Tower. One of the most recognizable monuments in China, the Tower receives more than 20,000 tourists a day.
An historic first at the Shanghai Live Earth concert was the enthusiastic brigade of more than 150 young volunteers on hand to help with the Ã¢â‚¬Å“greeningÃ¢â‚¬Â of the site and other activities.
Excitement is intensely high right now for twin brothers who make up the band Soler. They are singing an English language song right now, "Fiona's Cafe".