Now let's be clear. This wasn't football stadium, aggressive, threatening booing. This was pantomime booing. It was done with smiling faces and every around me was in a fit of giggles for about 5 minutes afterwards, doubly so when someone informed us that it was trending on twitter.
Since then I've been told that I shouldn't have booed, that it was disrespectful and 'what does it say to the world about the UK'. To which I say 'nonsense'.
Firstly, from my point of view I hope it tells the world (and especially David Cameron) 'I think Osborne had done a very poor job, not only do I disagree with Plan A and want a new chancellor (ideally Vince) to enact Plan B. I also think the last budget was a disgrace and you, George Osborne' were incompetent.'
I don't think a polite round of applause would have done that.
Furthermore, I suspect many people at the event were thinking of everything George Osborne has done for the disabled. Hence booing ensued. What else would he expect?
And finally it's probably as well to remember that this crowd - which was probably a pretty broad demographic - all booed. It was a visceral and immediate reaction across the spectrum. I hope that tells the world - and George Osborne something.
No, you're right, it wasn't very respectful - though it was fun. And judging by the media reaction, I'd say the message 80000 people gave the world has got through. So no. I'm not sorry.
Sorry about that.