Last night was our first Tour on the Big Screen Night (TotBSN!)
We're running 4 Tour de France watching nights at Blackburn this Tour, as I was lucky enough to stumble onto a projector that could be convinced to work without too much expense and Lucie has a screen and my lappy gets SBS2. Last night was our first. Lucie's struck down with a bug, so it was just me rolling up with a carload of popcorn, fruit, nuts, laptop & projector etc. Fortunately, Stew Lucy was there and gave me a hand to set everything up. Thanks Stew!
We were a bit nervous, Blackburn has a history of not running these sorts of things with great attendance and despite my asking a few times, no publicity had gone out on the Blackburn mailing list (if they don't know, there's no way they'll go). Stew and I settled in to watch it on our own, but we were soon not alone! A total of 7 brave souls came along and ate fresh real popcorn, heckled Graham Gate from Airport West, moaned about the laptop screen saver misbehaving at inopportune moments and saw a great attack by Alberto and some disciplined team riding by Lance when it happened. A very entertaining evening with some great bike racing, and no Sniff and Stiff ads this year! Woo Hoo!
A pretty good night! The next one is on the 19th. Details here. We'd love to see a few more come along. $5 gets you all the popcorn you can eat and I promise not to do any more hand puppet stuff when Graham Gate poses at Southbank. Maybe ...