My favorite part of the opening ceremonies (at least the part for which I was awake) starts in second 20 of this video. It's not the best shot, but the only one I could find.
It was pretty amazing that a several minute series of waves and other motion requiring absolute perfection and synchronization was performed by humans, rather than hydraulics. Each little piece you see there was operated by a human. It was so perfect that it seemed hydraulics were in use rather than people. Does anybody have a better video of this?
One thing I have to ask about the athletes parade: What's up with the blazers this year????
Two weeks from tonight!
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