It's weird how your heart rate drops as soon as you get into the first big European motor show of the year, Geneva. As you'll see on the site already, there's a rare density of new models, so varied that it's close to impossible to divine a simple theme.
And as a reporter, you start to wonder how you'll ever manage to see it all.
But two excellent things happened today. First, with several of the Autocar team we managed to get into the show 45min before the official time of 7.30am. We found the one official in Switzerland who didn't understand that his job, officially speaking, was to keep us standing outside in the cold (0deg) for another three quarters of an hour.
Second, there's a reassuring organisation about Geneva, with its wide aisles, its lack of high walls and loud music. People say this show, one of a very few held annually (most alternate with another) is popular because it is 'neutral'. I reckon it's because Geneva is more understandable than most - and long may it stay that way.