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Just wondering if anyone watched the Olympics opening ceremony in Beijing? What did you think of it?

I thought the history show was amazing with the scroll and all. I can't believe they had 2008 people in the show. It was stunning yet kind of intimidating because all 2008 people were perfectly in sync during the performance. If you haven't seen it I think it's definitely worth watching.
Aug 11, 2008 @ 09:02 pm

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It was amazing!

Yes, it was one of my favorite opening ceremonies to date. The artistic direction was beyond my expectations. The director really did utilize the strengths of China, which are its people and their solidarity, to produce a show that's both visually and emotionally powerful. The drumming, ink painting/dancing, and taichi segments were most memorable for me.
Aug 12, 2008 @ 09:39 am

firesworks digitally enhanced

I didn't watch the opening ceremony but I hear the fireworks that was televised were digitally enhanced. Something about the smog and quality on television?? But I hear the fireworks at the ceremony were spectacular and out of this world!!

I think China has done a superb job on the Olympic facilities though. I was very impressed with the pools, all the different game courses...just totally wowed!!
Aug 12, 2008 @ 11:24 am

missed them!

I somehow missed the opening ceremonies and am kinda bummed about it. I've heard from all over that they were really spectacular. Since then, I've had to content myself with hours and hours of hot swimmers... sigh :D
Aug 12, 2008 @ 11:54 am

watching it all

I watched some of the opening ceremonies. We loved the moving boxes the best. Fiance called it that there were people inside them. The order and synchronicity of 2008 people really is a testament to the Chinese culture and their ingrained discipline. I got tired of all the artistry after a while, though, and was looking forward to seeing that athletes march. I only made it through 1/3 of the countries before heading to bed. I was TIRED>
Aug 12, 2008 @ 02:05 pm

know what you mean spotty...

In Toronto it aired at 7am ... and I started watching it sometime around 9. I watched until I saw team Canada's athlete march... and then I went off to do something else!
Aug 12, 2008 @ 05:38 pm

me too

i also hear the fireworks were digitally enhanced but anyway the way it looked was still amazing and like one of our other posters i think watchn the divers makes up for all the good things i missed out:)
Aug 21, 2008 @ 01:37 pm


I'm so happy that Canada is finally getting medals! Go team Canada! :)
I wonder if anyone really isn't watching any of the Olympics b/c of the Tibet issue. =/
Aug 21, 2008 @ 11:26 pm
Ali de Bold

Doesn't it make you want to work out?

I feel so inspired watching the olympics. Makes me want to train for something and get really fit. Then I remember I have chocolate icecream in the freezer...
Aug 23, 2008 @ 12:16 am


Fiance and I were just discussing that, MC. We wonder 2 things:

1. Are gyms seeing increased usage and membership from people being inspired by the olympics?

2. Are Chinese restaurants seeing increase in patronage w/ all the coverage on Chinese culture and food?
Aug 23, 2008 @ 01:45 am

Spotty, lol!

You crack me up, Spotty! Husband and I are talking about going to Vancouver in 2010 - meet us there and we can enjoy some Canadian culture and cuisine!
Aug 23, 2008 @ 03:14 pm

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