I went to see the fireworks in inner city Sydney that concluded the Olympics. The crowd at Circular Quay was incredible – the first time I’ve ever been in a crowd that seemed moments away from disaster. People were pushed so tight together that they couldn’t move except with the crowd, mothers held crying frightened children, and drunken people starting pushing wars that sent the back of the crowd up against the barricades. There were some angry angry people there, and there was no escape during the last hour and a half (we arrived about 4 hours early). There was nowhere to move to, and no way to get out.