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.
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.