Yes, a lot time has lapsed since New Games started in, what, 1974.
And today, courtesy of David Lopez and USC, and Dr. Tracy Fullerton with whom I co-taught a graduate course in “fun” – a time-lapsed view of a New Games celebration, 30 years later.
Yeah, I know, the parachute and Earth Ball are not the official New Games versions. The Earth Ball had an image of the globe painted on it and the parachutes were usually standard military white or grey. But these new-fangled, multi-colored renditions of the aforesaid make the event look like a work of art. Which it is, in deed.