The people sitting on the benches were looking at the most interesting thing in the city: the people! It’s not a cliché, just count how many people are enjoying the sunny public space, looking at the passers-by. Some matches in the Swedish football league don't attract this many spectators!
I invite elected officials and urban planners/designers to the front row to watch the show. You can bring a homemade sandwich, buy a coffee at 7-Eleven, take a sit, and think how to stop planning empty places and start creating more livable cities!