Well, this story is bigger than Ben Hur!
Today I was interviewed about it on the local ABC Radio by Nick Rheinberger, (which by reports went well). I was also contacted by the local Newspaper (Southern Highland News). We shall see how that comes out on Wednesday.
The SHN reporter, who it seems is new to the Paper, and to the Southern Highlands, asked me if the Council had taken down the "Big Spud Face"?
My brother and a friend who was with me at the time said that I blurted out an unprintable comment, along the lines that it has nothing to do with the Council, and "besides they wouldn't f....'ing-well know where Robertson is.....". Something like that, anyway.
I wouldn't have said that --- surely not?
The artists who put up the Big Spud Face were keen to monitor the public reaction to it, so they set up a time-elapsed video in a strategic location where they could monitor visitors and their reaction to it.
Here is a link to the video which is now available on YouTube.
I am pleased to say that my little blue Daihatsu Feroza 4WD vehicle is in frame for the first 8 seconds of the video. But just look at the number of people who swarmed all around the Big Spud, and took photos of themselves in front of the Face.
This is very gratifying to see, and is great evidence of the popularity of the Big Spud Face.
The artists are considering revealing their identity to the Southern Highlands News, if the story is treated sympathetically this week. Lets hope it is.