is a hand held recording I made at Nelson Mandela's Wembley
Stadium appearance, London 1990, just after he was released
from 27 years in jail. The transcript of the recording is below
- the wild thing is it takes over 6 minutes to get through it.
Nelson Mandela was on stage for all of the applause. He stood
and smiled as 170,000 people in 'Special AKA' t'shirts screamed
at him. Most people I know can't take a compliment let alone
adulation. Nelson took it like autumn sun shine. The guy who
introduces him is a little old anglican priest, Trevor Huddleston,
who I imagine was also foreign to stadium rock environments.
comrades, it is now my great privelage and honour to invite
Nelson Mandela to the microphone.'
breaks into applause as Nelson walks on stage)
six minutes later) Nelson Mandela