Saturday, February 13, 2010

Olympic Opening Ceremonies

(Snowboarder flies through rings to kick off the opening ceremonies)
Photo by: The Associate Press


Wow!  What a night!  CGM was buzzing about on Twitter during the ceremonies and enjoyed a great tweet party with others Olympic fans who were chirping away via #openingceremonies. 

Here are a few of my favorite things about the opening ceremonies:
1.  The presentation of the countries.  It's fun to see all of the different countries represented and to learn about population of countries and how many athletes are representing each country.  I have to admit I did cry when the athletes of Georgia came out on the BC Center floor.
2.  The presentation of the whales was amazing.  I totally had the "wow" factor going on.
3.  Music by artists like Sarah McLachlan, Joni Mitchell, k.d. Lang, Brian Adams and Nelly Furtado.
4.  Ninja skiers and snowboarders.  They weren't really ninja's but could totally pull it off.
5.  The slam poet who looked like the member of Blue's Traveler and hailed from You Tube.  He was an amazing poet...loved it...and love how he was found on You Tube.
6.  The Gretzky lighting the Olympic Torch
7.  The moment of silence held in recognition of the Olympic athlete we lost yesterday.  I thought it was an appropriate and compassionate touch.
Did I happen to mention "We Are the World" Take-Two???  Uh...major tears y'all.  Major!



Cried...didn't you?  POWERFUL!  I can't wait to live in a world where we realize we are suppose to love each other.  Come one world...let's get it together!

Did you watch the ceremonies?  What did you think?  What were your favorite moments? 

Fun fact:  China spent appx. $300 million on their opening ceremonies.  Canada spent $40 million. 


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9 comments:

Believer said...

It looks like Canada was smart about the spending.

Hubby was watching the news so I caught a few moments of it afterwards.

BlueRidge Boomer said...

loooovvveeeddd It!!

Great job....Canada!.. and i've added a few things to my Bucket List....things like fly on a wire like the boy from the prairie and dance with the fiddlers!!

Stay safe and warm....LindaMay

Jen said...

I watched most of it!! I fell asleep in the middle of it but caught the end of it!! I too cried during the moment of silence! So sad. I am glad they gave such a great tribute to him. I think Canada did a great job!!

♥Georgie♥ said...

I was in tears for the Georgia Luge Athlete as well...
and the we are the world redux was awesome

Jules said...

Stopping by for the Lady Blogger tea party! WOW! That was the first time I have seen the video! What an awesome entertainment while I sipped my coffee instead of my tea!

THANK YOU for sharing!

Margaret said...

It's great to see the We Are the World II video here. I'm from the Lady Blogger Tea Party, as well.

Rachel said...

Fantastic video.

Thanks for the add on both my blog and my twitter. Looking forward to reading more abuot you!

R :)

Christy said...

I wasn't able to watch it, I was enjoying sleep in Germany and busy enjoying my family when it was shown over here, and we were out of town too (Garmish!!). As for the We are the World, you're the only person who's said anything positive on it, all my other friends have said it was very political and most felt rather disgusted by it. Again didn't watch it and wouldn't because I refuse to support celebraties who only care about pumping themselves up vs doing the right thing without recgonition.

Christy said...

I wasn't able to watch it, I was enjoying sleep in Germany and busy enjoying my family when it was shown over here, and we were out of town too (Garmish!!). As for the We are the World, you're the only person who's said anything positive on it, all my other friends have said it was very political and most felt rather disgusted by it. Again didn't watch it and wouldn't because I refuse to support celebraties who only care about pumping themselves up vs doing the right thing without recgonition.

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