Well, I’ve blogged before about queuing in Luwan and queuing for expo itself so I wasn’t especially surprised when I came tumbling out of a taxi close to my apartment the other night (after the driver got bored of me falling asleep and failing to point out the correct turning, meaning he had to continually drive round in a loop) and finding an enormous queue for Expo already, in the middle of the night.
The time was around 4am (I know this as my UK colleague was getting picked up for his flight at 4:45 am and we left the pub at the same time so he could go back and finish packing and stuff), I was completely hammered too (for the record “the Rhumerie” is the worst bar I’ve ever been to in Shanghai) so I piled straight into the queue taking photos left right and centre with my mobile phone, the vast majority of which are just blurred grey and black shadows.
I tried to ask people what motivated them to queue through the night but unfortunately it just came out as “HEEEEEEEEEYYYYYY NI HAO SHUAI GE!!!!”, so there’s no satisfying conclusion to meat out this post with, I’ll just have to blather on about nothing as usual.
Here’s a couple of pics that actually came out: