The "Rocket Roll" ceremony was scheduled for 9:30 the next morning (Tuesday July 10); it was a rather dreary morning.
We arrived a bit early to again survey the state of the Saturn. We found that since the museum closed the previous night, the crew had removed the wheels from the S-IC carrier (the first stage was displayed on the same transporter used to move it around during manufacturing, testing, and delivery). We later found out that they were working until midnight.
The S-IC had been jacked up some eight or nine feet into the air and was resting on what we likened to "Jenga blocks," jacks made of some sort of African hardwood.
The ceremony was to be held under a tent erected for the occasion; it's a good thing, too, because the dreary weather soon turned into heavy rain.
The ceremony was fairly short, emceed by USSRC CEO Larry Capps. A representative of the ceremony's corporate sponsor (Accenture) spoke, as did an official from Marshall and astronaut Owen Garriott.
Then they played the last minute or so of the Apollo 11 countdown. Once the countdown got sufficiently far along, we found out that the sponsor had sprung for some very powerful subwoofers, and at T-0, smoke began drifting out of the S-IC's F-1 engines.