The one week mark after a special show is always hard for me-it's almost like since it's one week removed, something is taken away from me...in a sense, it almost makes it somewhat less valid. We weren't even there yet, a week ago. I was getting ready and Ailsa was helping with my outfit. Danielle came at 8:30 and then we went and fetched Sana and Melanie. We got there and met up with everyone else and when we went in, chatted with Dan and there was Matt. The whole evening had this sense of something that you need to hold on to, tightly. With age comes wisdom, and I felt it important to impart to my young friends, "Be in the moment-hold on to this-it's a very special night." I was feeling all of this an hour before MGMT took the carpeted stage. We enjoyed some drinks, and being photographed and watching the glitterati. We also just enjoyed and appreciated the space, the art and the fact the we were all brought together by love. We didn't really proceed to the stage until 10:30, so we were spread apart, but we were connected. As this brilliant, body-invading music swelled into our souls, we just looked at one another and smiled, and knew that we were the luckiest people on the planet at this particular moment in time. It reminds me of the feeling during the Kentucky Derby, when they play My Old Kentucky Home. You are the center of the universe. And for about 47 minutes, we were. And I thought of all of you, and you were with me.
EDIT: I was listening to the 15:01 clip and it ended at the exact second that I hit Post.