It's the line that launched a thousand Facebook statuses. "One more sleep to ...."
In this case, it's one more sleep to the Worlds. Or at least to the first day of the Worlds.
Day One will be a strange beast. Grade One will be running in 2 rings simultaneously, with MSR in the morning and Medley after lunch. Consequently I fully expect my vertigo to return with a vengeance. How anyone is expected to cover bands heading in two different directions at the same time is beyond me. I have been videoing all round me thus far on the trip, but I fear that I will find the contest intensely frustrating. Having been at the Inveraray practice this evening, I know they will be arriving at the Green at 9am for an 11am ish playing time. It will be a long day before the qualifiers are announced and Stuart Liddell was already warning his players about the need for an early night tomorrow in anticipation of making it to the Final.
I can't see too many surprises in the qualifiers although I liked Canterbury Caledonian more than I thought I would and a brief listen to the LA Scots drummers in the rain suggests they are greatly improved.
It's probably way too early to make final results predictions but I'm inclined to go along with the buzz around Triumph Street for a possible top 6 finish. The rider on that is that I heard them on Wednesday night which was many MANY bands ago.
Anyhow, it's a long day tomorrow for spectators as well as players, so it's off to bed for me...