This Secret Wars was probably the best so far - everything went perfectly and the venue was a huge step up from Cafe 1001. A very proud moment seeing how far Secret Wars has come in just over 2 years....The USA is next!
With Reeps favourite to win, Hicks came in feeling little pressure - Both guys had a plan and both were well prepared for an intense and exciting SW battle.
The crowd was electric and the atmosphere at times was tense...The battle finally kicked off around 10:30pm and people stood in awe as the guys got to work on the large white walls (12ft wide by 8ft high).
All night DJ Session kept the crowd rocking with a stack of classic tunes, with the crowd screaming with every mix.
When the time came to get the judges on stage, the tension began to mount and I found it hard to get anywhere the stage. First up to judge came Ligaya (Victoria & Albert Museum) who decide to give her vote to Hicks, then Reeps came fighting back with a massive decibel smashing crowd vote 1-1....It came down to the final judge - Brett from MTV / 1/10, after much thought and pacing on stage he finally pulled out his edding board marker and scribbled Hicks on his white board!!
We have a new and very worthy champion....Hicks (54 crew)
Thanks to all those who came down and supported and a huge thanks to the entire team on the night and edding markers for linking us up as usual.
The set up during the day.
Sketch for the outside banner by Jimi Crayon - Oh and who stole it?? please leave a comment to say it is safe and in a good home....
The HUGE queue of people trying to get in from 8pm - Over 1200 people came through the door and it was one in / one out all night..Sorry to those that did not get in!
Hicks getting interviewed by one of many TV channels in attendance.
Some shots of Hicks celebrating with friends
Final wall - Reeps (Left) & Hicks (Right)
photos taken from - Sandy Danbury & Phil Gabriel