08 People’s Opening a Great Success

wombatsRingo may have been the Starr attraction but The Wombats are a more exciting new group and gave an excellent lively performance of their new single ‘Moving to New York’.

Ringo was pretty good too and Urban Strawberry Launch always make a fantastic noise.

The crowd was estimated at 50,000. It was a great atmosphere, good to see so many local youngster involved. Everything (except public transport apparently) went very smoothly even the weather Gods smiled on the Pool whilst Southerners were suffering snow and floods.

One good spin-off was that the nearby Walker Gallery and World Museum stayed open until 22.00 and had a huge number of extra visitors. So we’re a more cultured city already, its started!