Night falls on people’s day at the Ekka. The huge crowd wanders up to the arena to be entertained by monster trucks and fireworks and the rides are less than full for the first time that day. There’s a magical quality to sideshow alley with the rides brightly lit against a dark sky. There’s a corner where people dance to the Ekka soundtrack, the beat coming from the rides nearby. My son starts dancing and it seems that everyone’s dancing or laughing.