The First of the Lasts
Because, as he said, this may never happen again. This could be the last. We don't know where we will be in one year, and not in the usual sense. This is with a sense of finality- Wildwood 2004 marks the first definitive event that we can lay to rest and say honestly (and, not in any negative sense) that it may never happen again.
Maybe I should blog happy, because too frequently I post unhappily. I think that this first tremor warrants it, because soon our whole world will crumble before us.
But actually, that's not wholly an unhappy thing. Some people look forwards to ends when they don't like where they are, and some people dislike them because of where they are. Very few look to just enjoy and make the most of whatever they have (and who they are) and can both respect the need for ends, and still look forwards to the beginnings that await them.