Saturday, February 13, 2010

Best and Worst of the 2010 Opening Ceremonies

Whaddya think of the Opening Ceremonies?  From my perspective the three high points were:
1.  Sarah MacLachlan
2.  Parade of Athletes
3.  Wayne Gretzky lighting the Olympic cauldron after a ten minute Government Motors pickup truck ride in the rain via an obviously inadequately unsecured route past the downtown bars.
The three low points (sorry, but one must be brutally honest) were:
1.  The indoor torch lighting ceremony equipment malfunction.  No back-up system to raise that thing in place?  (Lucky the gas was turned off when that torch strut didn't emerge from the depths below or things could have ended badly right there!)
2.  That ridiculous segment with the jean-clad guy running (flying, being dragged?) across special effects patches of wheat fields.  Must have been a low budget item.  W.O. Mitchell deserves better!
3.  Wayne Gretzky lighting the Olympic cauldron after a ten minute Government Motors pickup truck ride in the rain via an obviously inadequately unsecured route past the downtown bars.
Can't wait for the Closing Ceremonies!  What did you think of the Opening Ceremonies?