Friday, August 26, 2005

Opening Day

Friday is always a strange day on site. Suddenly a space where you knew pretty much everyone, opens up to tens of thousands of people.

Ben and his team have done a cracking job and one by one the venue managers get their venues open.

Mid evening I walk up the main drag behind the grandstand and look over to see the parade ring arena full of people chilling out on the grass in front of the Tiny Tea Tent and watching the big screen.

I physically start grinning – such a total vindication of the big screen – it’s working!

Heading into the pit for the last song by Emiliana Torrini, it’s clear that the Stage 1 area is working as well. A good balance between the two.

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