This evening I went to the Olympic Opening Ceremony. Arriving at the Beijing National Stadium was a surreal experience. The stadium, also known as the Birds Nest, along with the The National Swimming Center (Water Cube) and rows of giant organic shaped lights made the scene look like one out of a science fiction movie like Gattica.
I can't get enough of the Olympic mascots.
The mascots were on all the participation items at our seats. I wasn't a very good participator. It was hard to keep up when we were supposed to wave our flags, light our lamps etc.
The stadium was huge and a good thing because there were thousands of spectators, performers and athletes.
These are row after row of row of fou drummers.
There were lots of led lights and performers suspended high above the ground.
This was a giant earth that came up from below. The scene on the sphere changed and there were people running around on the surface of it. On top was Sarah Brightman and Liu Huan singing together.
I think the Birds Nest looks best at night, all lit up.
My mouth was hanging open for the entire show. Really spectacular. We waited a long time to get in and we didn't get back to the hotel until 1am, but it was all worth it.
Piglet and Domo had a good time too. Well, except when they got squeezed at security.
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