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Old 03-12-2006, 10:02 AM   #1
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It all starts on the 15th March so perhaps I'm a little too early with this. Will anyone on here be watching or is no-one really bothered about it?
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I'll be watching parts of it.

And putting up with extra traffic ect on my way in and out of Melbourne for a week.
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Old 03-14-2006, 01:57 AM   #3
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All I wanna see is the opening ceremony.
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I'll probably watch the rugby sevens.
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I'm so sorry that Ian Thorpe will not be competing due to a virus.
I wish him a speedy recovery...

....besides, he looks HOT in speedos.......yumm....
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I'm watching the highlights of the opening ceremony. Looking good guys! The flying tram was pretty cool too
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I've just finished watching it. All I can say is: Wow. Amazing. Simply amazing.

(especially those skater people with the spark things shooting out of those backpack type things they were wearing )
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I totally forgot about the opening ceremony.
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am i a bad person for saying these things make me cringe? b-grade half stars out in force bother me. tacky effects make me want to stab my eyes with glowsticks. it's always the same thing when australia hosts something. i thought nikki webster doing the olympics couldn't be beat, and it cant. but this sure equalled it. stupid fucking australian icons everywhere. waltzing matilda being payed until the rest of the world thinks it's our anthem. kangaroos?

someone shoot me. please.

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Just saw some of the "highlights" of the Opening Ceremony, and WTF was up with that flying tram? That was just plain weird, and this coming from a tram/train enthusiast. And why on earth was there a boy with a duck?

I also caught about half of the rugby sevens between New Zealand and Wales. New Zealand winning 35-10 is
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Old 03-15-2006, 10:11 PM   #11
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Well here is the review from Bay 20, row N seat 16 of the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The show was great - I was surrounded by Brits and Canadians who spent thousands to come to the Games and they were spellbound. They loved the koalas, were amazed - really jawdroppingly amazed - by the tram, and didn't know why there was an 'Eiffel Tower' during the duck sequence. It actually represented the Arts Centre spire but looked like the Eiffel Tower.

The duck thing was based on a Leunig comic/poem - and kind of baffled most people

We had a funny cricket match prior to the telcast with cricket greats Simon O'Donnell and Max Walker. We also rehearsed the city countdown, and were told to turn out flashing globe thingies off until we were told. Whoops! Got a bit eager! Also there was some mexican waves and I flipped the bird to Brian McFadden who was there to support Delta.

The athletes parade was cool - and I didn't mind The Cat Empire playing reggae-ish dance hall kind of stuff for an hour. I thought Dame Kiri would have a bigger part - but nope. Queen Lizzy looked kind of tired and skipped the words 'highly technical' which was on the screens for 'hi tech' - which is why she got what may have seemed like a random cheer. It was funny. John Landy was the best choice for the final baton runner - a real sense of rewarding a valued member of the community there. Cathy Freeman lives in Melb, so she was a welcome addition.

Delta was great - the song wasn't as sucky as the lyrics seemed to make it - though we did lose sight of her due to the fireworks. The images beemed into the stadium from the river looked amazing.

The downsides were that the programmes were $15 each - no freebies like the Olympics. The flashy globe thingies were free though. I also got hit in the head with a glowstick. The athletes were given them to wave during delta's number, but they decided to throw them into the crowd. I was watching Delta and got whacked. Yay!

Transport afterwards was a shambles. If anyone knows Melbourne they'll understand this. The majority of the audience was funnelled towards Richmond station - we werent allowed to walk back along the river as the crowds were too big. So 80,000+ people all pushed towards the station. I didnt get home until after midnight.

So from inside the stadium, the crowd loved it - and we all need to remember these shows are not for the local audience only - they are meant to be creative, risky and yeah wanky events used to show a side of the host city that is refreshing, novel and new. The tram was great and the whole stadium just roared. I knew it was coming - and it still surprised me.

My only criticism is that the athletes didnt get to do a full lap - as they stood on the edge of the staging - meaning access was limited. Oh, and the walking on water bit seemed a bit random.

I loved it. And so did the 80,000 there and most of the crowd by the river did to according to reports. Ignore the intellectuals on this one - it was just what I expected and was a fun opening ceremony.
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I care about this as much as I care about the Olympics, really, but if Singapore wins a few medals here and there I'll be quite pleased for my adopted homeland.
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Transport afterwards was a shambles. If anyone knows Melbourne they'll understand this. The majority of the audience was funnelled towards Richmond station - we werent allowed to walk back along the river as the crowds were too big. So 80,000+ people all pushed towards the station. I didnt get home until after midnight.
Oh No, thats hell on earth even after a Footy game with half that crowd...

I'm not actually going, but will have to put with Games traffic for a week or so, coming in from Sunbry to Sth Melbourne....so I hope even if most people are taking public transport its not any more hectic than usual.
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Just saw some of the "highlights" of the Opening Ceremony, and WTF was up with that flying tram? That was just plain weird, and this coming from a tram/train enthusiast. And why on earth was there a boy with a duck?

I also caught about half of the rugby sevens between New Zealand and Wales. New Zealand winning 35-10 is
I think the reason for the tram was because the games were held in Melbourne "tram city", i thought it was lame too! And i have no idea about the duck..christ i get so embarrassed by some of the stuff they show to represent Australia!
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Common-What Now Games?

How long has this been around?
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