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One Spark: The Second Day

After completing my second day at One Spark I am both thrilled and exhausted. Today I worked with a videographer named Michael conducting interviews and we spoke to several creators and some of Jacksonville's top figures. The one thing that stood out the most to me today was the bond that all of these people have created in such a short time. These creators are all vying for their "chunk" of the crowdfund yet they are all supporting each other! I don't think I spoke with a single creator today that didn't mention how awesome another one was! In a world of competition, greed and corruption how exhilarating it was to see such a brotherhood forming out there. These are connections that will be long-lasting and are directly the result of the One Spark Festival!

After eating a great pulled pork sandwich from one of the mobile food trucks I watched an amazing dance performance in front of the library and I actually teared up as I took in not only due to the beautiful performance but also to the reactions of the crowd and the entire vibe of the moment. Jacksonville is proving we have so much right here and we are ready for it. That makes me even more proud to say I live here and to say I am a part of it all! The fact that on a Thursday there were still hundreds of people walking around spoke volumes!

If you haven't made it down to check it all out you are seriously missing out but you still have some time. Park at the Prime Osborn FREE lot, ride the skyway in for FREE (my friends son loved the "train" so your kids will too!) and have fun at this amazing FREE event! For now I'm gonna go shower and relax this ole body of mine and get back to it tomorrow!

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