I think it came off beautifully. There were big crowds, wise and touching words were spoken, people connected with old friends and the football team won. I spent most of my time taking photographs, most of which I haven’t looked hard at yet.
As I went through the week with my camera I became riveted by what was happening behind the scenes. It was a mini-drama of constant preparation, set up and then clean up, again and again for each event. I have rarely seen so many people work so hard. I’ve also rarely seen so much trash generated in such a short amount of time.
This isn’t exactly history–at least not yet–but here are a few pictures of what I’m talking about.
Blanket Centennial Apology: I know I’ve left quite a few emails unanswered in the last few weeks and I’m truly sorry for that. It was kind of a triage situation–if something wasn’t on fire, I might have let it slide. I promise I’ll go back and try to sort it all out.