[The People's Palace, Bucharest. The second biggest building in the world, after the Pentagon, built with bad karma.]
I've just flown in from the Idea Forum in Romania and, boy, are my arms tired.
Anyway, it was a really interesting experience. Whilst I think there's a real hunger for new ideas out there, there's also a feeling that they are somewhat removed from new stuff that's happening.
Everyone was very nice - particular thanks go out to Bogdana and Christian for taking excellent care of us, and to the lovely planners of Leo Burnett Romania who let us play in their office for a bit and were generally very nice. Thanks also to everyone in my seminar for making the experience very pleasant and not too scary.
Stencil grafitti is huge in the city, and I loved the fact that they stencil up the faces of their greatest writers and their poet laureate. I doubt Banksy would immortalise Andrew Motion but you never know.
Although the screaming kids were still hunting boyband.