Brian Williams notes the "patchwork of politics" present in the VIP section, protected by bullet-proof glass and shielded from the rain, at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg for the memorial celebration of Nelson Mandela.
UNPLEASANT DAY WEATHERWISE. HEAVY RAIN, LOTS OF IT, INCREASING WINDS. MOST OF THE DIGNITARIES YOU WILL SEE ARE "A," BEHIND BULLETPROOF GLASS, "B," A LAYER OF GLASS SEPARATES THEM FROM THE CROWD BEHIND THEM. BUT IMPORTANTLY, THEY ARE ALSO COVERED FROM THE RAIN, THOUGH, IN FAIRNESS, SOME OF IT IS FALLING CLOSE TO SIDEWAYS. IN THE VIP SECTION, AS THE FORMER LEADER OF SOUTH AFRICA APPARENTLY ENJOYS A PIECE OF GUM, YOU'LL SEE PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD AND THE PATCHWORK