And Twik is talking about 200 graduates. In my graduation with my undergraduate degree, it was more like 3,000 graduates. If it had to be constantly stopped so anyone could do anything it would have been too long. It was hours long as it was.
Time wise, I understand many cultures feel Westerners move too fast. But I still think they are rude if they can't adjust for a Western event--even if you feel that arrival times should be fluid, it's rude to show up for my shower 2 hours late.