The opening ceremony was very cool. I started watching it during the Shakspeare part.
I couldn't help but think of the One Ring...y'know:
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.**
Or something like that. It's not like I'm the only one to think that--there are plenty more Lord of the Rings fans out there, right?
Of course, one can't forget the little kids on the hospital beds!
And then there were nightmares. Whether all the kids supposed to be having them or just one little girl, I am unclear. But there were nightmares.
And then the ever-fantastic/fabulous/amazing Mary Poppins came! No nightmare can stick around her for long!
Read the books. Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers is the first one.
Anyway, somewhere along there the opening ceremony slipped into the Digital Age.* There was a kid with a Nintendo:
And dancing. There was dancing. Alot of dancing. It was rather strange.
Yup. Dancing. And it wasn't just during the Digital Age.* The men in top hats danced...
The children danced...
The nurses danced...
And I don't even know who these people are supposed to be, but look, they're dancing!
Moving on. The music was very "thumpy."*
Now, I can't remember exactly where this stuff came in, but among the many epic things that happened in the opening ceremony, there was the enterence of the queen.
Some enterence, huh?
And then the lighting of the Olympic torch...wow. I mean, just...wow.
This post is getting pretty long, so I'm going to stop here.
*The channel I was watching (NBC) narrated the ceremony. That's where I get the "ages" thing (and the names of the different ages) from. They also referred to the music as "thumpy."
**The Lord of the Rings: Part I: The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien