This was actually a 15 minute video, as that's about the amount of time that
Buzz spoke once he got into the club.
This is a short clip where I hijacked him and received a 'Hi' and a quick
handshake (he probably hasn't washed his hand yet
I tried to get his attention again as he walked away to give him the Monteverde
multi-function pen I'd brought with me as a gift
commemorate his use of a pen to blast off from the Moon), but no luck. There
really wasn't an opportunity for anyone to speak
with him, so after a 2-hour drive to get there, I'm glad that I made myself
obnoxious enough to get that 'Hi' and handshake.
Besides thanking everyone for the honors given him during the day, he spent the
majority of his short speech talking about his plans to get us to Mars.
(If interested, I have additional videos concerning the Aldrin party
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