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