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    I think this has been said before, but this really marks the emergence of the new super power. It's their coming out party, and I think the opening ceremony perfectly showed that. I enjoyed it. 19th century belonged to England, 20th to America. Will the 21st be China's?
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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker View Post
    I think this has been said before, but this really marks the emergence of the new super power. It's their coming out party, and I think the opening ceremony perfectly showed that. I enjoyed it. 19th century belonged to England, 20th to America. Will the 21st be China's?
    Haha coming out party.

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    WTF were Australia wearing??? Someone needed to tell them it isn't the 1980's anymore they looked dreadful, though the commentators seemed to think they looked pretty good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker View Post
    I think this has been said before, but this really marks the emergence of the new super power. It's their coming out party, and I think the opening ceremony perfectly showed that. I enjoyed it. 19th century belonged to England, 20th to America. Will the 21st be China's?
    It was an ordinary opening ceremony that had virtually nothing special in it besides the first few minutes. They may well become the next superpower, but as far as opening ceremonies go it was a yawn fest.
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    Apart from the Drummers at the start, and the typewriter thing, I wasn't overly impressed either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
    It was an ordinary opening ceremony that had virtually nothing special in it besides the first few minutes. They may well become the next superpower, but as far as opening ceremonies go it was a yawn fest.
    Indeed - there wasn't a giant thong to be seen anywhere...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voltman View Post
    Indeed - there wasn't a giant thong to be seen anywhere...


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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
    It was an ordinary opening ceremony that had virtually nothing special in it besides the first few minutes. They may well become the next superpower, but as far as opening ceremonies go it was a yawn fest.
    Really? I thought it was the best one so far, and by far, of the ones I've seen - 1992 onwards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker View Post
    Really? I thought it was the best one so far, and by far, of the ones I've seen - 1992 onwards.
    Nah as Clapo said drums were great, the rest was meh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
    Nah as Clapo said drums were great, the rest was meh.
    I guess we'll have to disagree. I was pretty impressed, I normally don't particularly like these things, but it was amazingly choreographed and pretty amazing throughout, all the way until the torch. Which by the way, was definitely the best ever.

    In any case, why was the Australian flag carrier wearing a dead yeti around his shoulders in 85 degree heat?

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    No doubt it was choreographed amazingly, but it just didn't wow me all that much apart from the Drums.

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    They're all amazingly choreographed, don't see how this was any different to the others. Barcelona obviously had the greatest lighting, despite being somewhat fake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by _Ed_ View Post
    Not usually a fan of opening ceremonies but this one's been amazing, loved every minute of it so far.
    Yeah I loved this one. It was amazing the huge torch the to of the stadium. I felt gutted though when that guy ran past the Torah thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker View Post
    Which by the way, was definitely the best ever.
    I disagree. While that bit was awesome and I do agree that the ceremony overall was the best ever, I don't think the torch was quite as good as Sydney where it came out of the water. Ali at Atlanta was pretty awesome too.

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