Barangaroo Point, the opening concert with Guy Sebastian, Damien Leith, Tap Dogs, Paulini, and Tempus. The opening mass is from 4.30pm-6.30pm ending with a fireworks display over the waters of Sydney and Darling Harbour.
Day One, the crowds, the excitement, yea I can live with it. Sydney is my town.
Once every couple of years, the Catholic church holds a week long youth event known as World Youth Day (WYD). It's probably the largest youth event in the world and this year it's held in Sydney from Tuesday 15 to Sunday 20 July 2008.
1991 Częstochowa 1,600,000
1993 Denver 900,000
1995 Manila 4,000,000
1997 Paris 1,200,000
2000 Rome 2,000,000
2002 Toronto 800,000
2008 Cologne 1,200,000
The week-long series of events and culminates in a Final Mass celebrated by the Pope on the last day (the actual World Youth Day).