Except for the cauldron glitches, indoor, and outdoor due to the rain, and today's tragic death...
Overall it was a very beautiful opening. Great performances by Nelly Furtado and Bryan Adams (Nelly looked hot!
)Excellent performance by Sarah McLachlan. Fantastic performance by K.D. Lang; she played one of my and my dad's favourite songs. And it was great to see her perform in these ceremonies as she did in Calgary in '88. With today's sad event, I thought Hallelujah
was perfect. And then there was the mad fiddler Ashley MacIsaac. I thought that whole fiddler and tap dancing segment was different, but highly entertaining!
The First Nations welcoming with the welcoming poles was great. I loved it.
The snowboarder at the beginning, the projections, all fantastic. Donald Sutherland's narrations were great. They picked a good voice.
And the torch bearers. Great choices for all five. And in some small ways I have connections to three of them...
Steve Nash - went to high school with a good friend of mine.
Rick Hansen - a 3rd cousin of a fellow classmate of mine I went to school with since kindergarten.
Nancy Greene - a hero of mine since I was little and in the Nancy Greene Ski League. I got to ski with Nancy at Sun Peaks Ski Resort and have a great chat with her. Very fine lady.
Great choices for the flag bearers!
And it was great that the flags were lowered to half mast in remembrance of Nodar and that there was a moment of silence for him. My thoughts and prayers are with the Georgian team and Nodar's family. Such a tragic loss at such a young age.
And my final thought: The best opening ceremonies for a Winter Olympics that I have seen in my lifetime. Well done Vancouver! Well done!