One false move and having a seat in the grandstands takes on a whole new meaning. Welcome to Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix disassembly.
Portable offices portable-ing their way off the island, while trucks and high lows and beep-beep-beepers backing up and going this way and that way.
A guy named Bubba.
FOX 2: "You go by Bubba?"
"I go by Bubba." he said. "We're opening up the (race barriers) so we can get everything off the site."
FOX 2: "You literally have to disconnect each barrier by hand?"
"By hand," he said. "Everyone one. The bar holds them together and we have to maneuver them until we can slide that bar out of it."
"We get paid, that's how we make our living."
These guys are taking down the big screens, the AV club as it were.
A giant video screen composed of individual panels - 60 in all need to be packed up.
Your attention please, would the owner of a silver Ford please move your vehicle to higher ground?
Speaking of the grounds, yeeeeesh.
Sunday's rain and all the traffic really did a trench job on Belle Isle's lawn.
And the cleanup and dismantling is only just beginning.
"We take the signage off, the barriers, the tires then we move the fencing," Bubba said. "We plan to be done by the fireworks."
That's three weeks from now.