The Shard’s opening ceremony on 5th July 2012 was a terrific event. I believe it was a great little treat for Londoners after the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee earlier this summer. The laser show was easier to view than the Diamond Jubilee river flotilla. The Diamond Jubilee had a clear sense of who is common (wondering aloof along the shore) and who is privileged (comfortably observing from closed to public parks and bridges). The Shard’s laser spectacular, on the other hand, had great visibility which ensured that everyone could enjoy the show from wherever they were positioned.