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    ***Official Opening Olympic Ceremonies***

    I don't think London can ever compare to Beijing (and I've been there) but, once the opening ceremony is over how do you rate it?: awesome? average? sucked?


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    Re: ***Official Opening Olympic Ceremonies***

    So far this performance by all of those people is boring me to sleep. At least Beijing had some cool drummers and acrobats, this is like watching a high school play from 1800.


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    Re: ***Official Opening Olympic Ceremonies***

    I don't think they're even trying to live up to China's (at least not yet) - but so far it's been very cool in it's own right.


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    Re: ***Official Opening Olympic Ceremonies***

    So far sucking and sucking worse as time goes on.



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    Re: ***Official Opening Olympic Ceremonies***

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    I don't think they're even trying to live up to China's (at least not yet) - but so far it's been very cool in it's own right.
    They showcased their own country in their own way. It's completely different from Beijing, but they had a little fun with it.



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    Re: ***Official Opening Olympic Ceremonies***

    If they're doing a history lesson, they should have included the Empire-wide abolition of slavery.

    I told revkah that I expect an American flag to appear and overshadow every British thing. I might be expecting too much.


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    Re: ***Official Opening Olympic Ceremonies***

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    If they're doing a history lesson, they should have included the Empire-wide abolition of slavery.

    I told revkah that I expect an American flag to appear and overshadow every British thing. I might be expecting too much.
    That, my friend, would be a thing of beauty.



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    Re: ***Official Opening Olympic Ceremonies***

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    If they're doing a history lesson, they should have included the Empire-wide abolition of slavery.

    I told revkah that I expect an American flag to appear and overshadow every British thing. I might be expecting too much.
    That wouldn't happen until after the WWII memorial.


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    Re: ***Official Opening Olympic Ceremonies***

    I'm liking it.



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    Re: ***Official Opening Olympic Ceremonies***

    Forging was impressive.

    Of course, British books don't really acknowledge our role in the Revolution. The ceremonies might follow their lead.


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    Re: ***Official Opening Olympic Ceremonies***

    It was a slow start, but I enjoyed seeing the different sites in the UK as well as parts of the history there.



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    Re: ***Official Opening Olympic Ceremonies***

    The rings were pretty impressive.



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    Re: ***Official Opening Olympic Ceremonies***

    The only thing I have enjoyed so far were the rings.


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    Re: ***Official Opening Olympic Ceremonies***

    They said on the pre-show that Danny Boyle knew they could never top Beijing and was not going to try, he felt because they made their's so over the top that he could do this one more about them and not try to compete. It has been good in concept, but a little slow so far.



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    Cute dogs!



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