Hey gang. I'm a big fan of O:LA. I haven't been able to actually camp out there but I've attended a couple of GAs and think this movement has serious potential.
But I have misgivings on one thing - this "human microphone" technique gives me the willies. You can justify it however you want, but from an outside perspective, you have a crowd of people repeating, word for word, whatever a speaker is saying. If that speaker is talking total nonsense the people repeat that nonsense - in doing so they are implicity accepting their argument.
Sorry, I know that "mic check" has become cool and a hallmark characteristic of the GA, but I don't like it; it just seems like an indoctrination technique to me.
I wanted to start a discussion on this. What does everyone else think?