2000 people showed up to the Hope and Glory opening last night.
I don't think I've ever seen so many people at the opening of an art exhibition in HK before. So on behlaf of the many many people who have put this thing together over the last year, than you all very much for you support.
It sends a very positive message out there to government and other institutions that have the power to support and fund future artists and cultural events. It can only have positive repercussions as it feels like HK is really starting to get into art and that can only be good for us all.
If you were there last night and you got drunk for free, just as I did, you all now owe us a favour. Please come back and check out the show over the next 7 weeks and bring as many people with you, as we really have to prove to the people that backed the show and all those that put in time and energy, that it was a worthwhile endeavor.
I am extremely grateful to all of those artists, designers, architects, filmmakers, musicians, etc who put so much time and effort into making this work. A truly exceptional team effort.
Anyway, I got an insane hangover and I was so drunk that when I got up on stage to make a thank you speech, not only did I forget everyone because I wrote the names on my arm and couldn't read it in the low light (sorry Amanda!) but I also sang 'tonight's gonna be a good night' so now everyone thinks I'm a cock.
Nothing new there.
So thanks again to all involved, you can't imagine what a big deal it is for me to have survived the last couple of years and to have built this thing.