KROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 785 times:
Thats right. That was on tonight. Oh well. I was much happier watching a replay of the burning of the Yule Log that originally aired on Christmas Eve last year. I really liked when they did the Super Slow Motion Replays. Much more entertaining than the olympics. On 16 more days till we get the closing ceremony!!!
CVG777 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 1251 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 785 times:
This was truly an amazing opening ceremony. It kept me hooked for the last 4 hours, and was really well done. I especially liked the one part where they had all the spactators holding the different cards that spelled out the official slogan of this year's Olympics, and made the fire effect over the crowd. When viewed from above (from the Goodyear Blimp, I think it was) it was amazing to see the stadium and that impression of the fire. I also really liked the western animals presentation with all the large 'puppets' skating on ice.
NormalSpeed From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 733 times:
I'm glad my hometown put on a good show for you all. It was kind of crazy - today, I was outside, and I saw a 747 fly over, and I know that no airlines fly 747s into KSLC. And then on the news, it turns out that the President arrived about that same time. So, I guess I saw Air Force 1 fly over. Then, as we were watching the ceremonies on TV, we heard the constant roar outside of the F-16s flying air cover. Actually saw a few of them before it got dark.
Zauberfloete From Austria, joined Nov 2000, 302 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 701 times:
I stayed awake all night here in austria in front of my TV set (from 2:00AM to 6:AM), like thousends of austrians did as well. You know - we are "winter games junkies".
I have to say that I never missed an opening ceremony in my life, and THIS WAS THE BEST!!!
Congrats to Salt Lake City - it was fantastic. The best winter games ceremony ever.
I loved the ice skating shows, with the "scary woods" and the lonely boy. Also the "wild west" part was great, with the "dream animals".
A fantastic choreography. I really enjoyed it!!!
The idea with the celebrities carrying the Olympic flag was also great (Glenn, Walesa, Tutu, Funaki, Spielberg, Cousteau, Killy).
And it was nice to see stars from the past again, like Phil Mare or the ice hockey team of 1980.
The music was also great, I enjoyed the "Dixie Chicks" and John Williams and the tabernacle choir best. I also like Sting, so what more could I get. Oh - yes - a great firework!
That was a superb morning, very well done SLC!!!!
Now, the fun begins....I hope for a lot of medals for austria, maybe the first ones today at the mens 30km race. And tomorrow, our ski team will compete in the mens downhill - good luck for Stefan Eberharter!
Thanks to SLC,
the olympic games junkie
Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 11, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 695 times:
Saw only a small part of it. Looked nice.
Shame television here had to put in a 2 hour documentary on the Munich Olympics just before it, including a ton of self-proclaimed experts who claimed that it was almost a certainty that some groups would do something similar in Salt Lake City...