Niagara Falls, N.Y. - Crowds are starting to gather in Niagara Falls as people hope to get a glimpse of Nik Wallenda.
Arthur Andrews of Canandaigua drove there to watch history.
Andrews hoped to see Wallenda today getting ready for Friday night's high-wire walk.
He didn't spot him, but checked out the practice wire Wallenda is using this week.
Wallenda eventually came out to Goat Island Thursday afternoon to meet with his crew working on Friday's stunt.
He spoke with the media Thursday afternoon one more time before he attempts to make history.
Wallenda said he's fine with wearing a safety harness, which he didn't originally plan to use.
"I don't think it takes away from the event at all," Wallenda said at a news conference. "It's still an amazing spectacle it will literally be seen around the world. People's eyes will still be on it. There are just as many naysayers that say I'm a foolish father for risking my life for not wearing one as people that say I'm foolish for wearing one. I don't think it takes away from the event. It could add ratings. I respect the fact that my partner ABC and Disney...they want to promise their viewers that Nik Wallenda will not lose his life that evening."
He added that it's been tough to sleep lately because he feels like a kid counting down to Christmas.
13WHAM will air Wallenda's walk Friday with coverage beginning at 8 p.m.
13WHAM News will also be live at Niagara Falls beginning at 5 p.m.