Opening Ceremonies, Open Wounds
August 10, 2008 Leave a comment
The Games of the XXIX Olympiad opened at 08:08:08 on 08/08/08 (did I mention that the number 8 is considered to be lucky in Asian cultures?) and it was the most interesting and visually stimulating opening ceremonies ever.
And yes, you can fault the Chinese government for their controlling policies, their human rights deficiencies, and their virtual strangulation of Tibet.
But sometimes you’ve even got to give the devil its due for staging a spectacle that should have the organizers of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver wondering what they can do for an encore.
Take my advice, Canucks, don’t even try. Go the complete opposite way — Neil Young, solo, on acoustic guitar.