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drunkill
Sep 25, 2007

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Holy poo poo, excellent OP.

Although I'm pretty sure Carlton didn't finish with the wooden spoon last year. I'm calling it now, Carlton will finish in the 8 in 2017.

Also, even though the team post is long, maybe slip this map into the end of the post, it gives dirty foreigners international goons a good idea of the makeup of the league and why there is a Victoria/Melbourne bias: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:AFL_clubs_map

Fake Edit: Hell, the wikipedia page is pretty decent too if you want to get even more information about some things, handy links to team pages and stadium information etc: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Football_League

drunkill fucked around with this message at 12:53 on Jan 17, 2017

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drunkill
Sep 25, 2007

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The Womens Academy started in Canberra on Monday, all 16 and 17 year olds. 33 all up and the 17 year olds will go into the national draft at the end of the year.
http://www.afl.com.au/news/2017-01-17/womens-academy-to-fasttrack-young-talent

Daisy Peace and Melissa Hickey (both playing for the demons) talking about stuff, they grew up as friends:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcdX9Wh1Rtw

:3:

drunkill
Sep 25, 2007

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Looks like a good plan, greatly expanded stands/facilities for the oval and a good upgrade for the rest of the park which is pretty barren right now.

drunkill
Sep 25, 2007

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AFLW ad:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WtWYRTv43E

Should have got Usain Bolt.

drunkill
Sep 25, 2007

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Home ground advantage?

https://twitter.com/CarltonFC/status/822616789251162113

drunkill
Sep 25, 2007

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I think the AFLW opener is going to be shithouse for fans and from the sounds of things, not too great for the players either.

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2017-01-22/blues-queried-venue-for-aflw-opener-trigg

The main issue is the venue, 5000 standing room only capacity, they will install fencing to keep people out of the game, so fans will be turned away at the gate (free entry remember) and there are next to zero facilities for fans, probably only portable toilets, which aren't great for families if this is the crowd you want to attract.

Infact it is listed as having a capacity of only 3000, but they're looking to boost that with the temporary fencing to reach their estimated 5000 mark. There is a very small hill, probably only 2m in height on the Eastern side next to the rectangular stadium with a 4 tier 50m long concrete terracing built into it, the rest of the viewing area is flat ground around the boundary, except behind the northern goals there is no room for crowds as the boundary goes right up to the footpath of Olympic Blvd. It will be terrible for fans. Then you add in the fact that erecting scaffolding for the cameras will take up more space for spectators around the ground. There is no room for spectators for the majority of the western side of the ground either, as the new building is built very close to the fence around the oval.

The best seats in the house are inside the 'glasshouse' which overlooks the ground and will no doubt be for the collingwood and afl boards to have dinner at.


Move it to Princess Park or Victoria Park, otherwise fans will be put off when they're turned away at the gate. I'd say use Punt Road as it is closer to the station too, but I suspect it is in use for cricket, Victoria Park might be too.

Edit:
Okay, a tilted view from google maps, red = no viewing area, either fenced off or part of the walkway between the oval fence and the glasshouse building/olympic boulevard. Blue = best 'seating' (standing only) which a third of that best viewing area is the concourse of the stadium next door. A reminder there are only permanent facilities for players and staff, no public facilities at the ground, unless they open up the western side of the rectangular stadium for toilets and food stalls, which is very unlikely.

drunkill fucked around with this message at 05:32 on Jan 22, 2017

drunkill
Sep 25, 2007

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Eddie McGuire doesn't get his dick sucked by the AFL if they move the location. Sorry Eddy, you spent $11.3m converting Olympic Park Stadium from a public athletics facility into a private training oval for Collingwood and didn't bother including even basic stadium benches for potential crowds. Reduced the capacity from 18k to 3k.

drunkill
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Yeah, I wouldn't want to go to a game in Dingley, plus, it smells in that area because of the landfill being tapped for methane, although that might be less worse in 10 years.

Victoria park should be just as good as Princes Park for AFLW games, although it doesn't have lights so it couldn't host the opener which is an evening game. It'd be great for afternoon usage though, the facilities are a little more run down vs Princes Park but there are still plenty of seats, good public transport with a station right next to it and room surrounding the oval for food trucks and broadcast trucks to set up, unlike at Olympic Park oval.

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Yep, always Princes Park to me. They changed it from Optus to Ikon after they stopped playing football there too, so it is pretty silly.

Anyway, now they have moved the opener, where do all the other Collingwood Games go? They're supposed to play 3 other games at Olympic Park:

Round 2 Collingwood v Melbourne at Olympic Park Oval (7.35pm EDT)
Round 6 Collingwood v GWS Giants at Olympic Park Oval (11.05am EDT)
Round 7 Collingwood v Adelaide at Olympic Park Oval (1.35pm EDT)

I could kind of see Round 6 & 7 being fine there, given they'll be against interstate teams but what if the crowds do show up? You could move those two to Victoria Park (if it is free) as they are day games, but what about Round 2 against Melbourne, who you'd think would turn up to their games which aren't played out at Cranbourne.

The Deadly Hume posted:

Yeah that's one of the good things about the ABC's approach. I'll have to think about the canonical name for the new stadium in Perth next year, I guess I'll call it Burswood Stadium anyway, assuming they're already got some sponsor lined up for the marketing name. I'm sticking with Eureka Stadium for Ballarat since there's at least a pretty good clue to where it is.

But the suburb of Eureka is 4km away on the other side of town!

drunkill fucked around with this message at 07:26 on Jan 23, 2017

drunkill
Sep 25, 2007

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Cmndstab on suicide alert please
https://www.instagram.com/p/BPmNRCgDOhd/
(although I guess they still have a foot in the door)

drunkill
Sep 25, 2007

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Going to the footy on Friday night at Princes Park :getin:

drunkill
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http://www.afl.com.au/womens/matches/broadcastguide

In addition:
7mate Perth only: Sun Feb 12 - Fremantle v Brisbane
7mate Perth only: Sat Feb 18 - Fremantle v GSW
Ch7 Adelaide only: Sun Feb 19 - Adelaide v Carlton
Ch7 Adelaide/7mate Perth only: Sun Feb 26 - Fremantle v Adelaide
7mate Perth only: Sat Mar 4 - Fremantle v Collingwood
7mate Perth only: Fri Mar 10 - Fremantle v Carlton
7mate Perth only: Sat Mar 18 - Melbourne v Fremantle
Ch7 Adelaide only: Sun Mar 19 - Collingwood v Adelaide

So Fremantle and Adelaide get a better deal vs the other 6 clubs, especially since those games are mostly home games too. Fremantle have every game on Free to Air at least in WA/Perth and Adelaide have 6 of their 7 games on FTA in SA/Adelaide. No doubt the Grandfinal will be on FTA too given it will be played within Round 1 of the Men's comp.

Hopefully the AFL streams some of the games like they did the Melbourne v Footscray ones last year but with Foxtel on board I doubt it...

e:
Adelaide: 6 games broadcast FTA - 2 national, 3 Adelaide only, 1 Adelaide & Perth
Brisbane: 2 games broadcast FTA - 1 national, 1 Adelaide only
Carlton: 3 games broadcast FTA - 1 national, 1 Adelaide only, 1 Perth only
Collingwood: 5 games broadcast FTA - 3 national, 1 Adelaide only, 1 Perth only
Fremantle: 7 games broadcast FTA - 1 national, 5 Perth only, 1 Adelaide & Perth
GWS: 2 games broadcast FTA - 1 national, 1 Perth only
Melbourne: 4 games broadcast FTA - 3 national, 1 Perth only
Footscray: 5 games broadcast FTA - 4 national, 1 Adelaide only

*Note: National & Adelaide only broadcast live on Channel 7, Perth only games broadcast live on 7mate.
**Broadcast live in Adelaide on Ch7, broadcast live in Perth on 7mate simultaniously.
Additionally, all games will be broadcast live nationally on Foxtel.

drunkill fucked around with this message at 09:19 on Jan 31, 2017

drunkill
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Okay, clarification from the AFL:
"All NAB AFL Women's competition matches will be streamed live on AFL.com.au and on the AFL Live Official App."

Also, the season launch was today, the premiership cup:
https://twitter.com/aflwomens/status/826586389063950336
Team colours
https://twitter.com/aflwomens/status/826538954107154432
And the pre-season game at Arden St is sold out, don't bother going you will be turned away.

https://twitter.com/AFL/status/826610630597566464

drunkill
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Round 1 team lists: http://www.afl.com.au/news/2017-02-02/aflw-all-the-round-one-teams

Remember to get your tips in! SAS Tipsquad: http://www.footytips.com.au/competitions/?competitionId=222622&ff=members (password in OP)

The oval is painted, get ready for tomorrow night and the other 3 games this weekend
https://twitter.com/CarltonFC/status/826930601437470721

Darcy Vescio and Mo Hope talk to the media this morning:
https://twitter.com/CarltonFC/status/826962075750584322

Bring it on.

Edit: Lights seem to be working pretty well. They'll have to install some permanent light towers soon I hope. A bit taller to keep the lights out of players eyes.
https://twitter.com/CarltonFC/status/827105503901659137

drunkill fucked around with this message at 11:18 on Feb 2, 2017

drunkill
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Gameday!

Getting ready to head out to the city then to the game later on. A reminder for others who are going, Yarra Trams are not putting on extra trams at the end of the match so it will be crowded as gently caress on route 19.

I suggest either walking to Royal Park station behind the zoo and catching a train back to the city, or walking to Lygon st and catching a tram there. Walking directions to/from the ground and Royal Park station: https://goo.gl/maps/uChumXCwqpv
Also I'd get there early, estimates of 15,000 are lowball, I would not be surprised if people are turned away at the gate come 7:45.

And if you're watching on tv (or via the AFL.com website where it will be streamed for free) stick around because afterwards there is a doco on womens footy airing on channel 7.


GO DA BLOOOS!

drunkill
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At the ground now. Good to be back after 12 years, place seems to be filling pretty fast. I reckon people will be turned away by 7:45 at this rate.

BrigadierSensible posted:

I am outside of Australia and can't seem to find a way to watch the game free.

So it seems that if you want to watch the Women's games then your only bet is to pay for an AFL Live Pass

Check afl.com in an hour and there should be a new article with the videoplayer.

Edit here it is.

Match centre with video stream
http://afl.com.au/womens/matches/match-centre?matchid=100640101&competitionid=10064

drunkill fucked around with this message at 08:05 on Feb 3, 2017

drunkill
Sep 25, 2007

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Bad omen? Collingwood are impotent, their banner just snapped in half (one of the poles) while raising it.

Crowd is building. Broadcast side is packed. Northern side (where cameras will be looking) is still mostly empty because of the sun.

Time to stop posting until halftime.

Live stream & match centre: http://afl.com.au/womens/matches/match-centre?matchid=100640101&competitionid=10064

Carn da blooos :toot:

drunkill
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That was a great opening term. The atmosphere here is great. The PA system is a bit lovely but who cares. Great to see a full house here at prices park. Hard hitting game too

drunkill
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Quarters are a bit too short imo. I think time on should count all stoppages, not just those after goals and injuries or whatever it is currently. That would probably bring them to 20 minutes or so instead of ~16.

Can't hear the siren either, PA system need replacing/rebuilding.

NPR Journalizard posted:

How loud is it there?

When Vescio kicked her third the crowd went mental.

Vescio :swoon:

drunkill
Sep 25, 2007

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Jakobsson runs a 14 on the beep test :stare:

Fitness will be key. Carlton have the best facilities reportedly.

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Collingwood player Cecelia McIntosh is a former Olympic bobsledder and Commonwealth Games javelin thrower.

Match hightlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBYqhr2qoqA

Testekill posted:

Jason Bennett, Nigel Carmody, Daisy Pearce, Sam Lane & Dangerfield. The first two are VFL commentators for channel 7 and are a hell of a lot better than the other channel 7 commentators.
Best commentary I've heard from channel 7 (upon re-watching the game once I got home from the game) in a decade. Hopefully these two VFL blokes stick around.

Also, what a great sight to behold


Edit: This too
http://i.imgur.com/f6JloaT.gifv
http://i.imgur.com/l80OMFs.gifv

drunkill fucked around with this message at 16:59 on Feb 3, 2017

drunkill
Sep 25, 2007

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Yep. Sad for the fans locked out but it was to be expected. The Col v Mel game next week might also be moved to Princes Park and it'd become a doubleheader with the afternoon game between Carl and GWS before it. They really need to think about this for season 2 if the crowds don't die off.

Princes Park and Whitten Oval need permanent broadcast lights. Whitten Oval needs more seating, you could probably build 2-4 thousand new bench/terrace seats for a few hundred thousand. Victoria Park needs to be brought online, added lights maybe, but at least fix up the existing stands.

Not sure about the other grounds, but surely there is somewhere in Adelaide they can play it with ~5k capacity. Same with Brisbane, somewhere closer to town.

Edit: Norwood oval looks great. 22k capacity, close to the city. On googlemaps it still has the nab logos on it from preseason last year.

drunkill fucked around with this message at 05:15 on Feb 4, 2017

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https://twitter.com/aflwomens/status/827782231850508288

Not a bad effort for a wet afternoon.

Hopefully GWS can get another goal or two before the siren, save the percentage win for da bloooos.

Edit: Geeze, that game got rough in the last 5 minutes. They were all smiling though, just a bit of a rough up.

drunkill fucked around with this message at 07:46 on Feb 4, 2017

drunkill
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Giffed a few passages of play last night. Not doing this too much because gently caress uploading things on adsl2.

http://i.imgur.com/m6bLQZN.gifv
Collingwood's Jasmine Garner (#43) who will go down in history as the first-ever goal kicker in the AFLW competition. Garner marked strongly inside 50 before cooly slotting her chance from 30m out directly in front of goal to an ecstatic crowd.

http://i.imgur.com/RgY4KCz.gifv
Nat Exon (#15) lays a heavy tackle on Lauren Tesoriero (#7, Collingwood) in the centre square while Gabriella Pound (#6) collects the ball and kicks it forward to Lauren Arnell (Captain, #13) who goals after an assist from Darcy Vescio (#3).

http://i.imgur.com/pyj8Jv7.gifv
Natalie Plane (#32) shrugs off a tackle and kicks to Darcey Vescio.

http://i.imgur.com/QTcsGZQ.gifv
Brianna Davey on Collingwood's Emma Grant (#5) late in the second quarter and is knocked out for a few seconds. Later fails a concussion test and sits out the rest of the game on the bench.

http://i.imgur.com/Y5hVHMX.gifv
After a pickup by Vescio and a handpass from Tilly Lucas-rodd (#18) Brianna Davey (#1) kicks from 30 metres out, directly infront.

http://i.imgur.com/0VYyKmk.gifv
Vescio kicks her third

http://i.imgur.com/lKObN5b.gifv
Bianca Jakobsson (#35) takes a solid overhead mark on the back of her team mate Katie Jones (#2)

drunkill
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Melbourne Vs Brisbane begins in 5 minutes down at Casey Fields in Cranbourne East. Bit of rain on the way so it'll probably be a wet game all game.

Stream & match centre is here: http://www.afl.com.au/womens/matches/match-centre?matchid=100640104&competitionid=10064

Also this is real awesome.
https://twitter.com/katemccarthy24/status/828033032867106816

Edit: Solid crowd there. Possibly at least 5,000 from first looks.

Edit 2: Tayla Harris :swoon:

drunkill fucked around with this message at 06:08 on Feb 5, 2017

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Solemn Sloth posted:

The wind at casey fields living up to its reputation. There's a reason only two or three away teams kicked more than like 40 points last VFL season.

Yeah, Casey Fields is an apt name, it is in the middle of some fields with housing estates being built around it. Zero wind breaks, not many established trees. The rain isn't helping either. Great crowd though, the ground is packed despite the wet.

drunkill
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Game paused due to lightning.

They are on half time break now, will come out to play the last 3 minutes of Q2, then swap ends and start Q3.

drunkill
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6,500 in the crowd. That means over 50, 000 for Round 1 of the comp.

drunkill
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Wow, come from behind win by Brissy. Great job considering the conditions.
https://twitter.com/aflwomens/status/828129763969495041
https://twitter.com/aflwomens/status/828131506174373889
https://twitter.com/aflwomens/status/828144606894190594


What a great weekend of footy, pity about the media ruining it by not having it be shown anywhere. All games for this first season should be on FTA. Basically 1 game per week is getting any radio coverage too, which is pretty poor considering Grandstand and SEN should be covering things. I listened to grandstand while at the game which was a real help getting to know the players. Stuff like this needs to be looked at over the next 7 weeks.

Over 50,000 attending the first weekend is pretty great, considering the capacity issues and one of those games being out in the middle of whoop whoop up ship creek in Casey Fields. Government really needs to re-open the trainline there, can have a station right next to the stadium, 50m from the entrance if the trains came back this way.

Carlton ontop of the ladder at the end of Round 1 in 2017. :getin:

drunkill
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Not bad numbers considering only two games were shown nationally on FTA. Well, technically only one game nationally since the WB v Freo game wasn't shown in Adelaide.Hopefully more games move to Channel 7 or 7mate for the remaining 6 rounds.

drunkill
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Three incidents with the MRP:
http://afl.com.au/news/2017-02-06/three-players-offered-onegame-aflw-bans-

Ebony Antonio (Freo) careless conduct medium impact to head; Kirsty Lamb (Bulldogs) careless conduct high impact to head & Richelle Cranston (Demons) front-on contact with medium impact to head were all offered one match bans with early guilty pleas.

E; fb

drunkill fucked around with this message at 09:41 on Feb 6, 2017

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By the way, replays of games quarter by quarter are being uploaded to this youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=channel?UCpYawpeS6vUgtiLdZCi8QRQ

I am sort of surprised Bri Davey wasn't taken to the MRP with this high tackle. I suppose it wasn't malicious.
http://i.imgur.com/QTcsGZQ.gifv

drunkill
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Apparently redzone is good because they cut between live games with only good stuff happening and some replays, but it is on at like midday Monday so yeah.

But I can can't watch rugby so even more breaks between plays in grid iron, no thanks.

In fact I hardly watch afl on tv, mainly because crappy commentators but I prefer going to the game.

drunkill
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Double header at Princes Park.
http://afl.com.au/news/2017-02-08/aflw-doubleheader-is-on-with-piesdees-clash-moved-to-ikon-park

quote:

IKON Park will host a NAB AFL Women's competition double-header on Saturday, with confirmation Wednesday morning that the Collingwood-Melbourne match (originally slated for Olympic Park Oval) has been moved.

The Carlton-Greater Western Sydney match, originally scheduled to start at 5.05pm AEDT will now start at 3.35pm AEDT, and the Magpies-Demons clash will kick off at 7.40pm AEDT.

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MysticalMachineGun posted:

What's the AFLW heat policy? Looking at the forecast there might be some games in 35-40+ temperatures
The main heat policy is extending breaks (probably to 10 and 20 minutes) and allowing more water carriers on the ground than normal. Maybe they'll have a mist sprayer at the interchange.

There is no interchange cap either for the league, which was designed around the heat policy, as well as the 8 minute (three)quarter time breaks and 16 minute half time break.
http://www.afl.com.au/news/2017-01-31/league-announces-heat-policy-for-aflw-matches

Edit: gently caress
http://www.afl.com.au/news/2017-02-09/ankle-knock-ends-blues-aflw-season-early

quote:

CARLTON midfielder Natalie Plane will miss the rest of the NAB AFL Women's competition after suffering a high-grade ankle sprain against Collingwood last Friday.

Plane, 20, had only one touch last Friday before coming off the ground. Tahni Nestor has been added to the Carlton squad.
A landscape gardener by day, so hopefully her AFLW contract can cover some of that lost income if there is any. Luckily the WBBL is over too as she plays for the Renegades, they would not have been happy if an AFL injury stopped her playing cricket.

drunkill fucked around with this message at 04:22 on Feb 9, 2017

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Erin Phillips? Is gay and has a partner who just had a kid, it was mentioned last week she was playing on almost no sleep.

Still. A much larger percentage of players in the aflw will be gay compared to the afl.

Maybe the aflw needs a pride round.
E:
Vvv true

drunkill fucked around with this message at 08:56 on Feb 10, 2017

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I didn't catch the game tonight but it sounds like it was good. Great to see that Perkins got a goal too.

Here are the highlights anyway: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27kYzOc10CM

drunkill
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Queuing up outside the ground waiting for the gates to open, a few hundred lining up already. Just had a wander around the family day event on the other side of the ground, a ton of kids there and bith mens and womens teams were signing autographs which was neat to see.

New carlton players are getting their jumpers in 5 minutes.

Fake edit: gates open!

drunkill
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Scores level at 3 quarter time. 4.4 28.

Close game so far, gws are very good at clearances but the blues are taking a lot of high and contested marks.

Crowd is apparently ~8000, with almost everyone moving with the shade.

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Da blooos! :toot:

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