The stage revolved and it was one of those great moments - all the artists assembled, matching the theme of the fund drive (Mandela's open hand)
and joining in the excitement of awaiting one of the greatest men alive, Nelson Mandela, to the stage.
And with Mandela leaving the stage, we left the arena -- headed right for the airport to catch the last flight back to London.
There, the band went their various ways - most home in England - but I caught a connection to Moscow, to be part of a very different project.
Goatika / Creative Lab is a collection of musicians, based in Moscow and in Goa, India. I hadn't played with the guys before, so we arranged some days of rehearsing and
recording before doing one show in the Moscow club, B2.
For one song we were joined by two of the amazing Tuvan Throat singers from the band Huun-Hurr-Tu.
It's fair to say that the poster in the club put a tad too much emphasis on my contribution to the band...
But the show was very cool.
After the show it seemed fair to stay on in Moscow a few days, and have some fun.
And so, with a wave from Red Square (and a nice warm hat!) I bid you a goodbye from the end of this month's fascinating jaunt to England, Johannesburg and Moscow.
You can bet I'm going home with some vodka in my bags!