Sydney seemed to be a stuck in a time warp last night and this time we’re not talking about the prohibition-era-esque lock out laws.
Approximately 1 million people trundled down to the Sydney foreshore last night to take in the famous fireworks display on the Harbour Bridge
As the clock striked midnight, many noticed that the tens of meters high projection on the bridge was welcoming revellers into 2018, not 2019.
— Gyanendra Regmi (@Gyanendra_Regmi) December 31, 2018
Speaking to the ABC, City of Sydney employee and one of the fireworks display organisers Anna McInerney said, “We just laughed about it, you know these things happen as we said, it takes 15 months to organise an event of this size and scale.”
“Obviously we weren’t pleased but look you move on, you just get back to doing the show, wrapping things up and making sure all of the logistics and operations that have to happen after the show happen as flawlessly as they need to.”
Over 8.5 tonnes of fireworks lit up the bridge last night, the display also featured a tribute to late soul singer Aretha Franklin and an animated mini-movie from electro-pop duo Client Liaison.