So, I am here at Mother Earth, where Al Gore, Garth Brooks, and Trisha Yearwood, will be ushering in Live Earth in front of the Capital. After Sen. Inhofe blocked the concert, many feared it would just be in Giants Stadium, behind security and high ticket prices. Well, the event has taken off and gone global, with satellite concerts in DC to Antartica. House parties have been organized across the World, with MoveOn organizing more than 1300 alone in the United States, and Avaaz.org organizing thousands and thousands more worldwide. The energy is palpable, with in countries like Sierra Leone throwing Live Earth parties with the president as the headline guest. With over 10,000 parties across the globe, concerts on 7 continents, and Live Earth inspired concerts all over the place, from Charleston to California…this is taking off. And despite the teeming crowds that showed up in Washington, on one days notice, this is not driven by Washington DC. As we saw with Step It Up! in the spring, the greatest energy was not in DC, but all across the nation and we now see, the world.