British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is opening the closing session. I've filled half a notebook with what he's been saying, which I'll sort through later. But he's told some funny stories and I want to pass one along quick.
He was at Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday celebration and was seated next to Mandela during a concert that featured Amy Winehouse. "And I had the privilege of explaining to him just who Amy Winehouse was."
Winehouse herself wanted people at the celebration to know that Mandela and her husband had a lot in common. "They both spent a large part of their lives in prison."
Later, when the crowd was singing "Free Nelson Mandela," Winehouse was overheard substituting her own lyrics. "Free Blakey, my fella."