It was a great event – upbeat and optimistic about Scotland's future. There were plenty of SNP supporters there, but it was much more than an SNP gathering.
People whose allegiances lie with the Green Party, socialist parties and the Labour Party turned out in numbers. I wouldn't be surprised if there were Tories and LibDems there too.
But, most importantly of all, lots of people turned up who are not members of any political party.
The most interesting thing for me was talking to people and hearing the different reasons for them being there.
Most of these reasons had little to do with flags and symbols of statehood – they were much more bread and butter than that.
Most people I spoke to made a direct link between the powers of independence and the ability to create a better Scotland. There was also contempt for the notion of independence as separatism and a passionate belief that it was about creating a better, healthier and more equal relationship with our friends across the British Isles.
Two themes stood out – one economic and one social. On the economic front, there was an understanding of how important it is to get our economy growing again and create jobs.
But there was also a hard-headed realism that no government can do that as effectively as it would like if it doesn't have the ability to set its own tax rates or decide how much to invest in capital infrastructure projects that create jobs.
THERE was also a frustration that while Scotland more than pays her way in the UK, Westminster decides how much of our own revenue we are allowed to get back.
And on the social front, there was a fear that, without powers over our own budget and welfare system, we will be powerless to prevent the dismantl-ing of the welfare state.
Eventually, the privatisation of the NHS happening in England, will hit our budgets and constrain the decisions we take about our own NHS.
And, if decisions over welfare are left with Westminster, there is no doubt that Tory reforms – no matter how much they tell us they are about getting the work-shy back to work – will cause hardship to vulnerable and disabled people.
These are the things that independence is all about – jobs, the economy, the pound in your pocket, the strength of the safety net we provide for people who fall on hard times and our ability to protect public services.
The question for the next two years is whether all of these things would be better in the hands of a Scottish government we elect ourselves or left to a government that all too often is run by Tories we don't vote for.
Those who turned out on Saturday were saying a resounding yes to taking decisions into our own hands.