Freezing cold night, throngs of people. Did they show interest in the strange screen at the end the road? Some did, some were bemused. Is there a place for science on show at this type of event? I would say yes, but perhaps a better screen would be required and more interactivity. We gave out heaps of pencils, pens, furry little lapel bugs (you know – the ones that you find everywhere advertising everything from kitchen sinks to funeral parlour services). Then again on a cold night in November who actually wants to be interacting with a bunch of scientists when they could be guzzling mulled wine and eating oversized wurst. Maybe WE missed the point and should have offered SOUP n SCIENCE. Genius. You heard it hear first folks.
btw Thanks to all the die hards who came down to help.