The 'grand' switch on was on Thursday the 12th of November. Yes, the 12th of November. Why? Really, why? Can't they at least wait until it's actually December? First, the things I liked:
The inflatable stage cover. That always looks cool.
The random appearance of Barney the Dinosaur.
The snow machine. More on this later though.
Two great big video screens.
But the thing is, it's still pointless and a waste of money. Also, how about actually having impressive lights? The main ones may look nice, but they are just white ones that flash on and off. Hardly worth bigging it up that much is it? And going back to the snow machine, yes it was pretty cool, but it didn't exactly cover much of the market area with snow. Also, did anybody actually see the advertised camels? Maybe they were canceled due to the weather? November, and the weather is not so good? Who'd have thought it?
Nothing is worth the needless loss of life, and basically, that's what it is. Worried about terrorism? Then do something to protect us over here then! Pull all the troops out (both UK and US) and bloody leave it alone! It's Iraq all over again...