This is part 28 of the puzzle series Around the World in Many Days. Each part is solvable on its own.
This is a connecting wall puzzle similar to the ones used in the Only Connect TV show. The list of 32 words can be divided into eight categories of four words each, where each word in the category can be combined with a certain theme word to form an existing term or phrase. Once you have figured out the eight categories and their theme words, those theme words can in turn be divided into two groups of four in the same manner.
Today I have joined tens of thousands of people to watch a game in a large sporting arena. Can you guess where I am?
AWAKE BEARER BIG BOY BREAKING BROKEN CAT CRIMINAL DRUM GAFF GARBAGE GENTLE HOLDER HUR INNER JUNK MIND NEVIS OFFERING OIL OPEN OPENER PLAYER RECEIVER SCREEN SIGN SIZE SODA SQUARE TEA WORMS YAM
Gladys will return in Tropical Rhythms.