The opening ceremony of the Olympics typically is one of my favorite moments of the games. It’s a showcase of what the host country can pull together to wow the whole world.
There are over-the-top performances, speeches, a lengthy parade of athletes and, of course, the arrival of the famous Olympic flame.
In 2008, Beijing put on one of the best shows most of us have ever seen. There were more than 2,000 drummers, ethnic dancers, “floating” people and countless other awe-worthy performances. The entire production cost over $100 million U.S. dollars.
I’m wondering how — or if — London is going to top that.
According to a Yahoo! Sports article, the theme of this year’s opening ceremony is going to be “Isle of Wonder.” Huh?
They’re apparently trying to keep the details hush-hush, but hopefully things turn out to be more interesting than the name lets on.
The same article said Sir Paul McCartney will perform at the end of the games. And that makes me giddier than I’d care to admit. He might not be a spandex-clad flying dancer, but he is The Paul McCartney.
And that’s good enough for me.