In the end, a gold medal in my eyes.
Didn't really like the Anthem sung that way. And I didn't really like the insane amount of crowd shots. A Mountain is being born out of the floor. Yet over and over and over they just show us people in the crowd swinging little lights. That part made me a little angry, lol. Show me the Mountain already!
LOVED the speech. Turning #9's to 99's. Great stuff. and I thought that all the Canadian musical performers were great. KD Lang absolutely ROCKED it. Wow.
The Opera singer was a bit much, but you can't blame the organizers on the performing of the Athletes Anthem, I'm sure that one wasn't their call.
Loved all the special effects. The Northern Lights, the Lightning storm....very cool. The Orcas and the Constellations, awesome.
And the shout out for Cathedral Grove? That was the highlight.
Too bad about the hang up with the Torch arms at the end, but all in all a great show. Maybe it's how patriotic I am, but it brought a tear to my eye a couple of times.
Nothing but love for the blog readers outside of this country, but sorry, Canada is the best country in the world :)