(Let me just say right off the bat that men have the ability to get the cooler pictures and the more effective angles under circumstances like this. Unless I was going to hang off balustrades or climb walls as I saw many a bearded gent doing, this is what you get from a nice tznius woman hanging around in the back :))
I must say it was a moving experience.
The sun could not have been a more perfect orb... bright..... almost causing you to turn away...throwing strong shafts of light into the assembled masses... making you aware of Hashem in all his powerful, masterful glory.
I found the singing of "Keil Adon" to be particularly beautiful as well...