I had to work during Live 8, but at least I had a nice fat pipe with which to watch the streams.
Crappy speakers, though.
Anyway, I was listening on a conference call part of the time, and I had my headset on, muted.
I was watching Madonna on the London stream, and when she did Ray of Light, I took off the headset so I could get a better listen.
You know, to rock out.
I switched to speakerphone so I could still hear the call.
I forgot that the mute button for the headset is separate from the mute button for the speaker.
I remembered after I heard one of the more senior execs on the call asking whoever it was to mute their phone.
I dropped off the call. Quickly.
In a somewhat-related postscript, we had an company all-hands Webcast last week. They used the Madonna Live 8 London footage as the warmup.
Unedited, so it included Madonna shouting "Are you fucking ready, London?"
I found that kind of amusing.