Well, Olympics are now over, and it is past midnight so Craft Olympics are also over.
I had slept through the afternoon/early evening today so I missed the majority of the closing ceremony. I was not happy with myself, but felt so crummy I didn’t really trump up enough energy to get upset. Pathetic, isn’t it?
I had the thought that during the events, they televised repeats of that day’s events during the night and wee morning hours. I hoped they would do the same thing with the closing ceremony, but wasn’t holding my breath.
There were other shows on after the Olympics were over, so I thought perhaps that was all.
I decided to check again just to be sure, and switched back to the channel and here it is! After 1 a.m. and they are doing the beginning of closing ceremonies again! Woot-woot!
I am very happy to see it. I will surely miss the night viewing of such amazing feats.
Since the closing ceremony was before our first televised showing here, there are some good pics for me to share with you.
Hope you enjoyed the ceremonies.
Honestly, I had a hard time following so much of it. It seemed to me to be very visually difficult and not always easy to hear the music or speakers well. It is too bad, since so much work and money went into it.
But, there were parts that were especially wonderful and well worth the watching.
I loved the part where the athletes of the nations came in joyfully with their nations’ flags. It was so celebrational, wasn’t it?
It was great watching the athletes enjoy this as a sort of global party for them. They were having such a great time with the stars and music. It was good to see, especially after all their hard work.
Stephen King says in his book “On Writing”, that his editor taught him to “kill your darlings”. I think the person who wrote, choreographed and directed these ceremonies could learn from this. Not everything you love belongs in one thing. Sometimes, though you may love something very much, and even take great pleasure in it, you have to kill your darlings. Get brutal and cut them out. The entire piece will be better for it.
As for me, my favorite part of the Olympics was watching the athletes give it their all, and their emotions, whether or not they got what they were striving for. Congrats to every one of you!
Eric Idle was hilarious! I did so enjoy the fun routine of Always Look On The Bright Side of Life with him, the cannon, the Bollywood dancers and the roller skating nuns! Just so much fun!
And the back half of the music performances was so much more fun for me than the whole earlier session of the ceremony.
And what is the deal with us rebellious, independent Americans, anyway? We may have broken off of England, but our flag is the same color combination and our song’s tune is from God Save the Queen!!!
I am laughing here. And yes, God please keep saving the Queen. We love her!