More amazing moments included a canon firing hundreds of letters of love written by the school children of Liverpool, the uncle wearing a scuba divers outfit and being lifted from the river outside the Tate Liverpool. Another memorable moment was when the little girl went to sleep in a giant sized bed complete with mobile, the next day enjoying the sun sat on a deck chair with a giant sized radio beside her. Once the little girl and her uncle were reunited, an intense and heart warming moment as these larger than life wooden puppets embraced, both, including Xolo, boarded a beautiful boat and sailed down the river Mersey to cheers from the hundreds of thousands of visitors who had come from around the world to view the Giant Spectacular.
All photographs courtesy of Art In Liverpool's Facebook page.
While there was so much I missed, The Giant Spectacular was an event aimed at bringing the whole of Liverpool together, everyone somewhere got to see a Giant and the crowds on the final day of the Spectacular weekend summed up how amazing the event was. Although there were issues with the rain (always, hey?) and the final act being pushed forward 2 hours meaning sadly some missed out, the whole weekend was a huge success. I have heard through the grape vine that at one stage en route, the little girl giant 'squatted' and did a wee. I'm not sure how that fits in with the story and many complained, but the idea does bring the giant to life, the same way the dog relieving itself was amusingly real.
An incredible event that was advertised worldwide that yet again puts Liverpool on the map. The planning behind this amazing weekend was next to none, from closing the roads and informing everyone of public transport changes, to the city sweepers tidying up after hundreds of thousands of people, to the choreographers and artists. Liverpool is once again beaming with pride.