Saturday, August 9, 2008

Opening Ceremony

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.

video

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????

2 comments:

Lorin and Marilyn said...

Thanks for sharing the video. We missed the opening exercises in Lincoln. It was awesome.

Lorin and Marilyn said...

Thanks for sharing the video. We missed the opening exercises in Lincoln. It was awesome.