Part of the observer’s duties for a decade was managing large meetings. When one is responsible for a special event, you plan, practice and rehearse, leaving nothing to chance.
Roll the highlights video, Angel McCoughtry greetings from Russia, Candyce Bingham’s remarks.
Drum roll … time to reveal the banner.
The spotlight lights up, searching, searching for the banner. The inept spotlight operator can’t find the banner, clumsily turning the beam this way and that. No idea where it is, resorting to opening the lens to full frame. Never to land on the intended.
It isn’t until the overhead lights go on that fans are finally able to spot the banner. A “teachable moment” for whoever is running the show … by the seat of his or her pants.
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Speaking of Angel McCoughtry, she has a great-looking new web site here. Thanks to Sonja for the find.