I had heard about the people in the trees, but little did I realise that the forest would be so large and that it would be full of really enthusiastic racing fans, living there for two weeks previously, setting up their small villages and compounds, plugging in television sets to generators, and plumbing up hot water bathrooms from a simple camp fire
For football fans of a certain age who were brought up believing FA Cup Final day to be the height of human existence, it wasn't just about the game, it was about the 'build-up'... The same can be said for award ceremonies. The Oscars are the epitome of the build-up, and also the build-down. The chat, the TV shows, the red carpet and the event itself.