Leo Laporte Crowd Surfs @Diggnation SXSW Rock Show

Leo Laporte has said time and time again that New Media is about the community and not trumped-up rockstars. He proved it Saturday night at the Diggnation show during the SXSW Interactive-media conference by trusting the 3,200 gathered to carry his body aloft from the stage toward the back of the gathered throng. Translation: the dude crowd surfed! And he live-video-streamed the whole thing! Now, that’s trusting the community not to drop you on your head.

Leo Laporte crowd surfing while live streaming @ Diggnation from Jeremy Johnstone on Vimeo.

Here’s the version taken from leo’s streaming camera:

Not to be out-done by Laporte, Diggnation hosts Kevin Rose and Alex Albrecht also crowd-surfed the audience with Rose jumping face first.

Kevin Rose and Alex Albrecht crowd surfing from Jeremy Johnstone on Vimeo.

Sources:
Vimeo: Leo Laporte crowd surfing while live streaming @ Diggnation by Jeremy Johnston. http://www.vimeo.com/10150010 retrieved on 3/15/2010.

YouTube: Leo Laporte Crowd Surfing at Diggnation SXSW 2010 by TWiT. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODDxiTExRRg retrieved on 3/15/2010.

Vimeo: Kevin Rose and Alex Albrecht crowd surfing by Jeremy Johnston. http://www.vimeo.com/10162147 retrieved on 3/15/2010.