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Old 08-09-2008, 07:57 AM   #1
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Olympic Opening Ceremonies

I only watched about an hour. I have the rest taped and will watch later. I was thoroughly impressed though. Each thing was more impressive than the next. I wish I was there. That would have been something to see live.

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I missed it and I didn't record it - I'm bummed!!!!
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Some was awesome, so of it was boring and overdone. I loved the beginning where they played the lit drums, that was cool.
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It was just spectacular. Synchronized drumming and dancing, dancers "painting" with their bodies on a giant, 140'x70' (I think) LED screen, gorgeous fireworks. It was really beautiful. I went to bed about halfway through the parade of athletes, though.
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Old 08-09-2008, 09:30 AM   #5
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I DVR'd it and will watch it today with some friends. Fortunately I recorded it for 1 hour longer than the guide showed. Good thing I did because it ran overtime and I would have missed the lighting. I turned it on about 1/2 hour before it ended to see the much talked about lighting of the torch. If you missed it, I hope you can catch it on a news program. It was the most awesome, unusual and ingenious lighting I have ever seen. The crowd went wild. The Chinese have outdone everyone on this one.
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Old 08-09-2008, 09:37 AM   #6
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I DVR'd it and will watch it today with some friends. Fortunately I recorded it for 1 hour longer than the guide showed. Good thing I did because it ran overtime and I would have missed the lighting. I turned it on about 1/2 hour before it ended to see the much talked about lighting of the torch. If you missed it, I hope you can catch it on a news program. It was the most awesome, unusual and ingenious lighting I have ever seen. The crowd went wild. The Chinese have outdone everyone on this one.
Don't you wonder why everything over here made in China?
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Old 08-09-2008, 09:40 AM   #7
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Watched the whole thing. Spectacular is right.
I can't imagine topping this one.
But I wondered about worse air quality than is already there with the magnificant fire works display. And it looked so hot, everyone shown was dripping wet.
I loved the man 'walking on air' that lit the torch.

All the pomp certainly let people forget about their own troubles and celebrate their individual national pride.
No matter how proud us americans think about our country, I realized so do others, and that each nation has people and things they can be proud of.
I'm not so interested in most of the sports venues, but I'm certainly glad I watched the opening.

The tragedies attached are unfortunate and convenient for personal attacks that I hope don't detract from these young peoples' accomplishments. They've worked so hard. And even if most don't win world acclaim, to me they are all winners, and will carry this pride with them for the rest of their lives, and rightfully so.
God Bless everyone of them and the families that have supported them.
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By far the best one I have seen. Very cool. And the buildings constructed for these games, are awesome!
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We watched parts of it. It was a fantastic show. Missed the torch lighting.
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Wa Hooo!!! As of this morning.....................

USA - 44
CHINA - 37
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