posted on May, 7 2006 @ 05:49 AM
I have just about recovered. I arrived at the Brixton academy talk a couple hours prior to the start at 10am.
I needed to be there for the sound check, David asked me to record all seven hours!
I was originally asked to go as the official photographer but i must admit taking a digital audio copy of the lecture had me running back and fourth
like a loon and the pix had to take a back seat. All the same I got some decent shots.
I was really surprised at the crowd. On the whole it was much younger than the 2003 talk and you got the feeling of a great movement and a new
awareness stepping forth.
On 2003 i could only stay for 4 of the 6 hours as the trains were awkward that day. This time round I managed the whole day and returned home in the
early hours of Sunday. Beaming.
I won't go into the content too much other than to say it has been updated and revised to include more fascinating peeks into a world so many of us
are blind to.
I will say that although the forth coming DVD of this talk and a 'serious' Channel 5 documentary are going to be ones to watch.. you really must see
David in the flesh. It is only when you see/hear him there in the room that you truly get the power and passion of what he says. I have been moved by
books and DVD's in the past but to be sat in a room full of people willing to open their mind to new ideas and leaving fully enthused and some of
them visibly enlightened is truly inspirational.
Something in that room was contagious and if inspiration was photographable by satellite, at 10pm on the 6th of May when the doors opened, you would
have seen a flood of it wash from the Brixton academy out into the streets and beyond.
Call it syncronicity if you wish but as I turned on my Ipod and headed for the tube, the words of Bob played through my head.. "The times they are a