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Sochi - The Winter Olympic Opening Ceremony

(171 Posts)
RedToothBrush Fri 07-Feb-14 15:53:44

What can we expect?
Will we understand it?
Will it beat London 2012? well of course it won't but do we think its any good?

Helpyourself Fri 07-Feb-14 15:55:10

Damn, I have to go out. The London 2012 opening ceremony was the best thing ever; I'm going to record it.

AnyaKnowIt Fri 07-Feb-14 15:55:52

Should be good tho, what time does it start?

RedToothBrush Fri 07-Feb-14 16:02:57

It starts at 16:14 according to BBC news. (Odd time!!!)

RedToothBrush Fri 07-Feb-14 16:15:03

And we are off with dodgy BBC sound and ABC in Russian.

RedToothBrush Fri 07-Feb-14 16:19:45

Is it compulsory to have a flying child at the olympic opening ceremony??!

itsblackoveryonderhill Fri 07-Feb-14 16:23:36

They've gone a bit overboard with the smoke effect.

RedToothBrush Fri 07-Feb-14 16:25:38

Loving the fact their snowflakes didn't work and they cocked up the Olympic Rings!

ShatnersBassoon Fri 07-Feb-14 16:25:55

What a shame the fifth ring didn't operate properly.

Hooray, Putin has arrived, fully clothed.

ShatnersBassoon Fri 07-Feb-14 16:26:37

X-posts, I'm obviously a more sympathetic soul than you RTB!

NewtRipley Fri 07-Feb-14 16:26:58

Oh dear, I am feeling Shadenfruede about the rings

<slaps own had>

NewtRipley Fri 07-Feb-14 16:27:10

hand, even

furlinedsheepskinjacket Fri 07-Feb-14 16:29:25

I think its quite lovely

I have half an hour to watch some of it.

So many empty seats!!!!! Is that their answer to security - not to let any one in?

AnyaKnowIt Fri 07-Feb-14 16:31:05

Just turned it over. What happened with the rings then?

Floralnomad Fri 07-Feb-14 16:31:07

I think the anthem and flag bit was done beautifully .

Scarletohello Fri 07-Feb-14 16:32:22

Can't believe how much they have spent on these Olympics, 50 billion euros..???

It's a bit Old Russia for my taste so far.

RedToothBrush Fri 07-Feb-14 16:33:09

I thought it was a nice effect tbh. Although not intended, it was quite cool in the result.

But I can't help but feel that maybe it reminds you of all the things that haven't quite been perfect or have been very questionable in terms of the building of Sochi and the facilities. Wonder if its a sign of more to come.

The National Anthem was very rousing though.

NewtRipley Fri 07-Feb-14 16:33:48

The model is doing that strange dressage walking

AnyaKnowIt Fri 07-Feb-14 16:36:05

What on earth are those women in white wearing?

RedToothBrush Fri 07-Feb-14 16:36:36

National outfits very dull so far... Whats with the lack of imagination Where is the insanity/lack of taste

Has anyone seen the Norwegian curling team's outfit btw???!!!

Tasteful

I don't know. So far I can't work out where they spent all that money.

AnyaKnowIt Fri 07-Feb-14 16:37:57

Haha Erm very understated

owlbegoing Fri 07-Feb-14 16:37:59

Am confused with the order that the countries are coming out...are they coming out in alphabetical order in the Russian language?

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