13 October 2003 I was in London and went along to see David in his box. Nothing much was happening. Occasionally he would wave. I imagined he was waving at me. No pelting with eggs that day, or that hour.
The Times reported that eggs, lemons, sausages, bacon, water bottles, beer cans, paint-filled balloons and golf balls had all been thrown at the box.
Blaine emerged on schedule on October 19, murmuring “I love you all!” and was quickly hospitalized.
George W Bush said: “The last noted American to visit London stayed in a glass box dangling over the Thames. A few might have been happy to provide similar arrangements for me.”