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Kidsopening

Kidsopening

Kids get comfortable on the ledge of Carolina First Bank Building during Friday's ceremony. The "best seat in town" - under shade and out of traffic. photo by Gazie Nagle, with credits to Marguerite Getz.


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May_27_05_spoleto_danc2

Emio Greco/PC dancers, twirling. Daniel Conover photo.


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May_27_05_spoleto_danc1

Dancers from Emio Greco/PC entertain the crowd after the speeches. Too bad they didn't have more money for costumes -- ...Daniel Conover photo.


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May_27_05_spoleto_carol

Carol Furtwangler, one of the P&C's favorite reviewers, attended Friday's event in a handmade Spoleto T-shirt. Daniel Conover photo.


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May_27_05_spoleto_marie

Marie Jacinto, the face behind the press coverage at the festival. Daniel Conover photo.


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May_27_05_spoleto_crowd2

Here's the stock look at the opening ceremony. I didn't even put up the shot with the balloons. Daniel Conover photo.


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May_27_05_spoleto_dog

Sometimes I wish I could do this. Daniel Conover photo.


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May_27_05_spoleto_crowd

We typically shoot the opening ceremony from behind, so that you see the banner and the balloons, yada yada, but this gives you a nice look at the crowd. Daniel Conover photo.


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May_27_05_spoleto_jenny

South Carolina First Lady Jenny Sanford praises the value of Spoleto, while Mayor Joe Riley looks on. Daniel Conover photo.


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May_27_05_spoleto_shade

How is attending the opening ceremonies like attending a bullfight? Shade is at a premium. Festival fans back up Broad Street in the scant shade of the noonday sun. Daniel Conover photo.


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May_27_05_spoleto_nigel

Nigel Redden, right. Daniel Conover photo.


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May_27_05_spoleto_rick

Spoleto fans get a nice seat by hiring bicycle rickshaws, turning the 2005 opening ceremony into something like a drive-in movie. Daniel Conover photo.


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May_27_05_spoleto_stahl

Maistro David Stahl, Charleston Symphony Orchestra conductor, leads the CSO's brass ensemble just before noon on Friday. The group played a piece dedicated to P&C Spoleto critic Bob Jones, who died in November. Daniel Conover photo.