Monday, August 25, 2008

It's Really Over

The 2008 Beijing Olympics have finally ended. They ended last night in grand fashion that wasn't quite as grand as the opening (then again, why should it be?). The show was interesting, but quite confusing. The beginning looked like something out of Dr. Seuss. And why were the drummers wearing bicycle helmets? All jokes aside, the acrobat bit, acting like the Olympic flame was quite impressive.

Then there was the hand-off of the Olympic flag to London. They had a nice musical dance number that really confused most people. They perpetuated the notion in China that everyone in England carries an umbrella everyday. And thanks to Jimmy Page playing the Led Zeppelin classic "Whole Lotta Love," the 2012 Olympics will forever be associated with sexuality...or maybe just aging legends. It would've been more amusing if they got The Rolling Stones to do "Sympathy for the Devil."

We just have to wonder what CCTV9 will fill the newscasts with now that the Olympics are finished.

1 comment:

Kath Lockett said...

I agree with the opening stages of the closing ceremony and was starting to wonder if it was a sly celebration of opium....

....however the British bit was pure excrement. The Led-Zep song's sound quality was a shocker and the poor chick was too frightened to move lest she fell from her pole thingy and the grass lined bus and having David Beckham kick out a football (thank god he wasn't required to speak)... let's hope that they've started very low and can only improve!