Iíve seen on Twitter that the Robson Square Zipline had a relatively short line-up early in the morning, and when I walked past the Royal Canadian Mint at 8 p.m., there was no line-up at all to see the medals (itís open till 10 p.m.).
The line-up for the outside celebration site, Downtown Live City, was only about 30 minutes late afternoon on Monday and even the Yaletown Live City line-up gets short immediately after a performance ends.
But even if the lines are long, you just might end up making new friends.
I have had some of my best times in the line-ups with total strangers. Yesterday, I met a woman from Winnipeg, whoís in town for three weeks, volunteering as a host for the U.S. Womenís hockey team. It was her day off and we chatted for probably two hours in two line-ups. We have already exchanged emails and may hook up again before the Games are over.
To get a feel for just how busy Vancouver is right now, here is some Numbers Trivia:
· The special Olympic Street car line by Bombardier had 23,000 riders on Sunday.
· The Vancouver International Airport processed approximately 31,800 passengers and 41,000 bags on Monday.
· And with the hockey now in full swing, there will be three hockey games, a victory ceremony and assorted events downtown each day. That means an estimated 90,000 people downtown!
Stay tuned for tomorrow when we tell you where all the celebration action is happening!
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[Photo: Ted Topping/Tuija Seipell]