Discussion in 'Olympics 2008' started by Minnie_the_Minx, Aug 4, 2008.
I just got a little bit of grit in my eye.
vintage paw - why are you crying?
I can't really get a sense of the scale of these outside the stadium but they look huge
Dunno about anyone else but i'm now looking forward to the olympics!
It was pretty impressive, and I'm a sucker for sentimental shit, regardless of how cuntish the sentimental subject is
(I'm not proper crying or owt, just felt a bit of a tingle in the old nose is all)
Lots of past Chinese Olympians did the usual lap of the stadium each passing the flame onto each other in a relay.
The final guy was hoisted up into the air 'crouching tiger' style, he was the manovered to the top of the stadium where he 'ran' in slow mo, along the rim of the stadium, on a constantly unfolding background of the same design of 'auspicious clouds' on the Olympic torch.
This background then turned into a mosaic/ montage of VT footage of the torch's journey around the world.
The Olympic cauldron is itself a spiral shaped torch; it lifted out of the stadium roof and the athlete set light to it. The flame spiralled up and lit the cauldron. AMAZING.
Will you watch the Closing Ceremony
just finished watching the ceremony.
missed the beginning part though.
bbc broadcasted it online and we watched it over the internet at work.
it was very impressive of how the huge fire was lit at the end.
Dragons would have been cooler!
that'd be real cheese.
it was really cool how Li Ling was flying up the sky running in mid-air!
they were propitious clouds goddamit
I'll concede it was deeply cool, but Vangelis' Chariots of Fire tune was missing.
Still thats one more for 2012. High 5!
Had to leave work - and the live feed - before the torch was lit so shall try and watch it later.
Or dragons. The fuckers.
Their fireworks were shit considering they bloody make them!!!
What? Even the smile face ones. I thought they were ace
Oh yeah!!! and the ones that spread out before exploding into little bits? and the one's that looked like water fountains? AWESOME!!!!
And I loved how they used the whole city as a canvass - stuff going off here and there - and don't even get me started on the 28 (29?) "footsteps" leading up to the start of it all!!!
WELL DONE CHINA!!!!
(I really have to go to one of those fireworks competitions so I don't sound so nieve)
I think they were trying to steer away from anything that could be considered controversial and concentrate on other wonders of their society.
I was just joking--THEY WERe AMAZING, but kinda polluted the already rancid atmosphere and stuck two fingers up to their green theme
As spectacular as they were, all I could think of was the pollution.
Kind of a quandary isn't it? Your city is polluted and can't breathe, so you should restrict fireworks - or - you invented gunpowder, so you have to do it because..... Nasty choice!!!
What they really need is a good, hard rain to clean the air.
Agree that their green theme is a bit laughable. I read that that the American team were made to apologise for wearing masks.
I wouldn't like to be a marathon runner that's for certain
It was still a great opening ceremony though...
yes it was beautiful and me and my daughter shared a moment watching it!!- but i have to say that march the fucking flag carrying soldiers did was well disturbing!!!!
They were invited
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