So, who watched the opening ceremony?

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by LittleDudesMom, Feb 12, 2010.

  1. LittleDudesMom

    LittleDudesMom Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I thought some of the effects with the lighting on the floor and the audience was lovely, but overall I was somewhat dissapointed.

    Didn't have the punch of the opening of the last summer games.

    And poor Wayne Gretzky - he was sweating bullets.....

    But, I am excited to begin watching the games tomorrow - I love the winter Olympics!

  2. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    We taped it, because we went to dinner, and haven't watched yet.
  3. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    We're still watching it! Must be a replay?
  4. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I watched. I agree it wasn't as good as some years. I did enjoy watching all the countries march through. It's fun to hear the stories and see what they are wearing. Very sad about the luge athlete who died yesterday.
  5. Marguerite

    Marguerite Active Member

    Currently watching a late-night replay. Sort-of. I only tuned in for the march of the athletes and I'll need to go to bed before the fun starts again.

    Very sad about that young athlete getting killed. It sure puts a cloud over it.

  6. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    I was impressed by the native dancers- they were moving for quite a long time.
  7. mstang67chic

    mstang67chic Going Green

    I watched but I agree....I too was waiting for something with more of a punch. Maybe we're spoiled? LOL

    The native dancers were incredible....I couldn't dance for that long even in my heyday!

    I'm so pathetic. I went to visit a friend in Vancouver a couple of summers ago. I was watching the stuff on NBC before the ceremony began and they are showing all of these scenes from around town. Instead of homesick, I got Vancouver sick and called my friend to whine. She laughed at me. :tongue:

    If you ever get the chance to go to Vancouver I highly recommend it! It is such a neat town and the area is absolutely beautiful. There aren't too many other places in the world (relatively speaking of course) where you can stand on a beach and then turn around and view the forrest and mountains.
  8. DaisyFace

    DaisyFace Love me...Love me not

    I am disappointed that I missed it!

    The snow was interfering with the after a frustrating 30 minutes or so waiting to get a clear picture--I gave up.

    Maybe I can catch a replay later...

  9. Nancy

    Nancy Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I had to go to a recognition dinner last night but got home in time to see the US Team march in and the ceremonies. I thought it was lovely. I actually liked it better than the last one, just my taste. It very hard to keep trying to top the last ceremony and I can see how it can get ridiculous and lose the meaning. I thought the meaning behind this year's was very appropriate and told a story. I'm anxious to hear what our Canadians friends thought.

    I love the Olympics and have been watching ever since I was a very young girl. I would watch every sport they televised even if I didn't particularly like the sport. I have always had a great fondness for the Olympics and really liked the up close and personals on the various athletes.

    The accident yesterday was very tragic and from what I read the track is considered very fast and potentially dangerous. I hope no other incidents happen. I hate when there is controversy at the Olympics, it is the one event that should stay out of controversy.

  10. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    We just finished watching. I enjoyed it. The visuals were great, and really held Hubby's interest. If it's technology (or flashlight) related, he's right there. Since it was mainly a light show, he was thrilled. I liked the dancers and the stories told for each region. I LOVED the plains segment, with "Both Sides Now" and the guy flying through the air. Also the flying snowboarders. They were way cool, too.
  11. GoingNorth

    GoingNorth Crazy Cat Lady

    Just a note about Vancouver. The venue is several blocks away from what is considered one of the worst slums in North America.