March 20th, 2019.
It’s not every day you photograph a premiere (or superpowered funfair opening) with a single lens on a single camera… and moreover (arguably) the wrong lens and wrong camera. But what the hell, the UK is in crisis and at least I didn’t bring a banana to a knife fight, merely a lumpy stick. It’s all going to be all right, though, if you believe that sort of thing. Meanwhile, I’m stocked up on alcohol - let’s do this.
Here’s how it went down:
So, that was that. I spent about 3 hours longer waiting for this event than would have been the case had anyone from security been upfront about when this event started, and given the funfair was open for at least an hour and a half before it was <ahem> “OPENED”, perhaps it’s time to suggest that like the word “premiere”, the fact that the word “opening” seems now to be misunderstood, it’s time we rethought how this weird language is meant to function.
Then again, it’s English. Functionality not guaranteed.
(On which note, off to catch my privatised, deregulated train home if almighty Zeus allows it).
Until next time (possibly tomorrow)