So much for that

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Well, so much for the going down to see the fire dragon thing. Approximately 7 million people had exactly the same idea. But just to add insult to injury, apparently every basket ball player in Hong Kong had arrived early and there was a ring of six-footers at the front of the crowd, so that, excepting some freakishly tall Watusi and a few giraffes, the only way to see anything was to hold the video camera over your head and angle the screen down.

Viewing an event through a periscope wasn't going to be any fun for me, let alone two small children, so we gave it up as a bad job. Just 5 years ago, we were able to get up really close to the dragon, but now it's just another mass event complete with policemen enforcing order.


fumier said:

I was there at 7, and it wasn't too bad.

dave said:

I thought the dragon didn't make an appearance until 8PM? The last time we went down, I remember it as being much later, and we came back with incense sticks from the beastie.

fumier said:

I didn't hang around that long. I just mean that at 7 you could still get a place with a decent view.

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