Summer in the City catered for an unexpected demographic.
I had a great time, although it was crowded and I felt bad for the people who were mobbed wherever they went.
All of the organisers did a fantastic job, I’m sure it was extremely stressful for them, and I am so thankful for the time and effort they put in. I know that people are always going to complain, and say that it could have been organised better but I don’t think many people have actually considered how difficult it would be to organise something on this scale. Yeah sure, 4000 people said they were attending on Facebook, but:
1) It’s difficult to know for sure whether or not all of those people will actually turn up
2) Venues have to be booked well in advance, and Facebook attending numbers tend to gradually increase, and as it gets closer to the event date, it’s not like they can just book a new venue
3) I’m pretty sure they said at one point (though I could be wrong) that there were more restrictions on holding events in Hyde Park (and probably other parks too, I imagine) because of the Olympics. So even if you want to argue that there would have been more space in a park so they should have held it there, clearly they can’t do the same thing that they did in previous years because of those restrictions.
So basically, Tom, Liam, Jazza and Dave did a fantastic job, especially given the circumstances, and I am so grateful.