Typo Projected Onto Sydney Harbour Bridge During NYE Celebrations
We've only just said goodbye to 2018, and yet we're back again?
A tiny typo projected onto the Sydney Harbour Bridge during the New Year's Eve celebrations proved we all have a little trouble adjusting to a new year.
"Happy New Year 2018!" lit up one of the bridge's pylons, a message more suited to this time last year.
A few eagle-eyed revellers noticed the typo, with one person writing: "Oh no, it's 2018 again."
"That's so last year," another person commented.
The error occurred during Sydney's spectacular New Year's Eve celebrations, where an estimated one million people descended on the harbour to watch the 12-minute firework display.
The firework extravaganza was beefed up from last year, with an additional 500kg of explosives detonated and new colours -- lime and peach -- added to the rotation, along with a "wave effect" design.
Police have praised Sydney revellers, noting that with "very few exceptions, the majority of people were well-behaved and enjoyed their celebrations safely and responsibly".
Overall, 35 people were arrested and charged with a total of 43 offences, including 21 drug-related offences. One person was charged with unlawfully deploying fireworks.
"There were minimal reports of alcohol-related violence, which is a true reflection of how well-behaved the crowds were," Acting Deputy Commissioner Mark Walton said.
“Rain impacted celebrations at some vantage points early in the evening; however, it certainly didn’t stop Sydney from bringing in the new year in spectacular fashion."
Rain, severe thunderstorms and multiple lightning strikes also impacted those trying to get home, with delays across a number of train networks.
As of Tuesday morning, trains on the T1, T2, T3, T4 and T8 were still experiencing major delays.
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