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JUST LIKE BEING THERE
A technologically savvy volunteer worker did his best to circumvent not having a ticket to the big show.
He stood just across the bridge from the stadium and streamed the ceremony on his cell phone. A crowd of six more disenfranchised workers quickly gathered around him.
"That's 10 a piece please," Timothy Harris joked.
Thank heaven for technology. He worried his power may run out before the show ended, so he was lining up others for potential replacements.
As the helicopters lowered the glowing rings into the stadium everyone oohed and awwwed.
"That is fantastic," Harris said. "Well done guys."
So close, but so far away.
"It's seriously sad," one woman said.
Jon Krawczynski Twitter http://www.twitter.com/APkrawczynski
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