I was not disappointed, the morning was fabulous, if you haven't yet sampled this delightful custom of celebrating the start of the Festival, do it next year, the feeling generated by the surroundings, the performances, the audience and the weather is magical.
I have taken lots of photographs, and selected a few in chronological order, so you can see the day breaking. Apologies to the singers and anyone else who wasn't photographed for leaving them out.
The first one is taken while walking along Newport Street with sun beginning to rise behind the Corn Exchange:
The climax of the event was Jake on the high wire doing the most amazing things, I've included a whole series of photographs of him because he was more impressive than ever:
It carries on until 16 May, so there's plenty of time to join in with the rest of it.