Oh, I didn't miss it after all. Spotted it from my front door when I got home, so then came out with binoculars and camera. Neighbors began to trickle out - first to find out what in heck I was doing, then word carried and I had a street party on my hands. "If you start it, the party wil come..." :-)
Off to have a spot of surgery now. chop-chop-choppy!