I haven’t been paying as much attention to this Winter Olympics as I often do (I usually watch some skating (both types) and some skiing/ski-jumping) but I have enjoyed the Canadian sense of whimsy evident for the big events. Who else would finish a show with giant inflatable beavers?
An inflatable beaver is rolled on the stage during the closing ceremony for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) An inflatable beaver is rolled on the stage during the closing ceremony for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Funny that you should say Hooray because the closing ceremonies have not gotten a lot of pleasant reviews in Canadian newspapers and blogs. To me it looked like they ran out of steam just decided to throw a very bad rock party at the end. As one commenter said on a site I read, they should have ended the show with Neil Young.
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Ah- I must confess I didn’t watch the whole show, Renee – just saw an excited tweet from somebody about inflatable giant beavers and went looking for pics.
Even if the rest of the show didn’t match them, I still love the beavers.
The whole closing ceremony was basically “how much can we make fun of ourselves?” I didn’t get to watch it live, but a friend of mine watching it (on a Canadian station) said that one of the announcer people even said that he hoped nobody turned on the closing in the middle and thought we were trying to be serious.
We did a big, serious cultural thing for the opening, so I think it was basically decided to have some cracktastic fun for the closing. 😀
I nearly died laughing when I heard about the inflatable beavers and the flying moose. I can’t wait to have time to watch the recording my friend made for me!