Wagga, that was an amazing video. Astonishing to think that I am in that (in miniscule form), looking up!
Last night, I went down to see the shuttle being moved on city streets. I ended up walking at least 5 miles to get to it, and ended up not seeing it move, as they were some sort of equipment repair for a few hours.
What was VERY interesting was the thousands upon thousands of people down there. Along the route, people had set up chairs in their yards and on their roofs, there were people cooking and selling food, it was a real festival atmosphere. Many, many kids.
Two very notable things: everyone was very friendly and courteous, and it was a very safe feeling situation, although not a good part of town. I saw no alcohol at all, and
I talked to several police (who were very visible and present), who told me that they'd had NO incidents at all.
I came away with the feeling that they should have scheduled this to take a week.