Members of his audience appeared desperate to get the attention of their great leader as he took questions; they waved flags, walking sticks, umbrellas, a soft toy parrot and even, dare I say, what appeared to be underwear.
There was heckling too. One man was even doing a Mobot. "Ok, I'm going to call the guy doing the Mobot," said Ed, adding: "I'm already regretting this."
Subjects in the socialist republic of Brighton ranged from the cost of living crisis - obviously - the scourge of low pay, fuel poverty, renationalisation and even the Dunfermline byelection.
Two things appear certain to get a round of applause at the Labour conference: saying you are a first-time delegate and having a pop at those nasty, horrible Tories.
After Mr M had poked the eye of the energy giants, he had a pop at another hate target: the bankers. He referred to how the PM had sent his Chancellor off to Brussels to argue that it was really unfair for a banker earning £1 million to only get a £2m bonus.
As the audience sighed, Ed noted: "I know it's a really hard life, isn't it?
"A £2m cap was really unfair and we should have sympathy for the banker who couldn't get the £5m bonus."
Yet amid all the warm glow of comradeliness, there were some awkward moments for the great leader when, it seemed, things got even too socialist for Crimson Ed.
When one delegate passionately declared how Labour should bring the railways back into public ownership, the chief comrade stuttered and began talking about only making commitments that were "properly costed" and that this was a subject that the party would continue to discuss. Which was a polite way of saying no.
Red Ed ended by referring to 107-year-old Hetty Bower, who joined Labour 90 years ago and who was involved in the 1934 Battle of Cable Street against Oswald Mosley's fascists.
"If you think the fights we've got are daunting, just think about what Hetty Bower did all those years ago," he said, adding: "The forces of progress can triumph; that is the lesson of history."