Here’s the bad news: Cirque du Soleil will not be playing a role in the 2010 Opening Ceremonies, meaning it could have the entertainment and production value of a Grey Cup half time show.
(more about that bullshit here)
Here’s the good news: Calgary’s ’88 Closing Ceremonies set the bar so low, even a Special Olympics high jumper could clear it.
For proof, feast your eyes on this treat (especially the :30 second mark)
On a related note, why doesn’t Vancouver have its own Olympic song? Was that an 80’s thing, like the saxophone solo in rock songs?
AWESOME UPDATE (Jan 21)
I guess something good came of the ’88 opening ceremonies. Calgary’s own Feist was one of the thousands of sequined kids running around, and apparently the experience inspired her 1-2-3-4 video.