By 7pm the auditorium was filled to capacity. A half an hour later when the event was set to start a crowd of over 1000 people had gathered on the lawn outside of the school. Michael Moore stopped and spoke with these folks for about 30 minutes. The cheers from the outdoor crowd could be heard by those inside. As they anticipated the arrival of Moore they listened to local activists speak about local efforts.
Students Against Sweatshops, Activist San Diego, Donna Frye, and other activists spoke about local opportunities for people to get involved. When Moore left the cheering mob scene outside he entered the auditorium filled with applause and cheers. Dressed casually, but too warm someone in the crowd yelled, “Take it off!”
Moore quieted the people and then told them the tale of how his book narrowly escaped being “pulped.” He then told stories of his early start in the world of how little things can make a big difference. He ended with five questions that he would like everyone to ask the “president.”
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