The opening ceremony of the Olympics, more a tv special. (I have all ways loved watching them for as long as I can remember!)
I changed the channel to it in time to see people doing air guitar in the aisles to Queen. Awesome.
I've tended to watch the Opening of the Olympics for each Olympics. This was by far, the very worst Olympics Opening ceremony since I can recall, THE WORST. Nothing but stupid "diversity" themes, including a glimpse of a homosexual embrace, and a women in a wheel chair on the dance floor. I'm surprised they didn't sing "kumbaya," because that was the theme of the whole freak'n mess. Stupid songs I've never heard... Having James Bond in it was wonderful, but is that supposed to be funny having him escort the Queen by helicopter? The Brits were supposedly celebrating their history. Can you believe there was no mention or reference to the Magna Carta? No mention of "The sun never sets on the British Empire," either. At least the announcer asked all to rise when Queen Elizabeth arrived. I'll bet 90 year old Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh, former Prince of Greece, must have said to himself, "What the he** has happened to this society? Carrying of the flame was done well, inspiring, by David Beckham, though I'd rather look at his gorgeous wife. One time I heard "God save the Queen," but shouldn't it have been played around the actual opening? Why didn't these leftists play the Greek National Anthem, which is always played at the actual opening? I'm guessing because "patriotism" is bad. The "Chariots of Fire" theme song played by the London Symphony was done well, but is that stuff the British comedian was doing supposed to be funny?
The Parade of Nations, with each nation's flag displayed, was the only normal aspect of of the ceremony, other than the Queen's entrance noted above.
All the choreography was madness.
How is it that American territories get their own teams, like American Samoa?
Oh, another good thing, "Macedonia" came in alphabetically with the "F's," for "Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia" (FYROM), which is how their sign read, though NBC just printed "Macedonia" on the screen. The Greeks must still hold some influence or maybe they traded their national anthem for FYROM.
Maybe if the United Nations had an anthem, they would have played it.
Even one of The Beatles songs, "Come together," fit their silly theme.