For once in history I agree with RoJo. Pre is miles better than any other US meet. The crowd is the most knowledgeable crowd anywhere, perhaps even including Europe. When Keni Harrison shot out of the blocks at last year's meet, by hurdle 4 everyone in the stands was...well, standing...we KNEW she was threatening the WR. No announcing needed. The only two who weren't on their feet were the track newbs next to me, but even they could sense somthing special underway. The quality of every event is the best, even deeper than the major EU DL meets although the very early season timing means worldclass peaking is awkward.
I have been to the meet several times but not yet during a realistic distance WR effort. I want to hear that crowd begin their chant of "PRE! PRE! PRE!" regardless of who is attempting that record....
One or two points for consideration. The event is so tightly orchestrated it's easy to miss PV if you're on the TJ side but OTOH it gets done in 2h 30m and then we can all head down to Willamette for beers. Katherine Merry's role as mistress of ceremonies is mildly annoying, although not as bad as Colin Jackson on BBC.