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08-12-2012, 03:33 PM
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To be fair, I was at our closing ceremonies and was kinda bored. Although this was just after we won Gold in hockey so I kinda wanted to be outside partying, but I don't think the closing ceremonies is that big of a thing.
I enjoyed the Vancouver opening ceremonies so much more - Orcas and holograms and a skier crashing into the stadium vs people riding bikes with wings on their backs and teens talking on cellphones. I'm also not enjoying this as much as Vancouver's closing ceremonies. Out of the incredible library of British music they choose this stuff to open the show - bad 80's music. Like I said - it will get better won't it?

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Of all the talented British bands... They're playing **** like Madness and Pet Shop Boys?

And boy bands lol
Pet Shop Boys are FANTASTIC!

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Do we really need to have Jennifer Hedger doing the closing ceremonies commentary? She's terrible.

Thank god CBC got the next 2 Olympics.

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Of all the talented British bands... They're playing **** like Madness and Pet Shop Boys?

And boy bands lol
I'm just going to pretend that you didn't call the pet shop boys a **** band

but yeah one direction I mean come on

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Pet Shop Boys are FANTASTIC!
I disagree

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I'm just going to pretend that you didn't call the pet shop boys a **** band

but yeah one direction I mean come on
Sorry dude. Couldn't stand them in the 80s,and not much has changed. West End girls is one of the worst songs of the 80s. No idea why people liked it

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I enjoyed the Vancouver opening ceremonies so much more - Orcas and holograms and a skier crashing into the stadium vs people riding bikes with wings on their backs and teens talking on cellphones. I'm also not enjoying this as much as Vancouver's closing ceremonies. Out of the incredible library of British music they choose this stuff to open the show - bad 80's music. Like I said - it will get better won't it?
Agreed. The Vancouver Opening Ceremonies were absolutely amazing.

I hope it gets better...but I'm not going to hold my breath

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What about this pic?
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if there's anything i can take away from these olympics its that water polo is an awesome sport and i want to play it

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There were positives and negatives for Canada. On the positive side, lesser known, underdog athletes had breakthroughs and brought home medals. Canada picked up it's first team sports medal in a summer games in a long time with the women's soccer team. Canada took home medals in sports in which our country hasn't traditionally been strong. There is a lot to build on for Rio 2016.

On the negative side, our gold medal favorites all stumbled. If it wasn't for a breakthrough performance by Rosie MacLennan, Canada would have been completely shut out from the top of the podium. I still think she should have been flag bearer, but the soccer team was a cool story so I get why Sinclair was picked. Cycling and Rowing were the sports that Canada should have excelled in, but had poor results. Van Koeverden led for most of his race and was the gold medal favorite, but he faded at the end and picked up the silver instead. At least he took home a medal though, two Canadian gold medal favorites in cycling missed the podium completely.

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Christine Sinclair being lost is hilarious

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You guys may think this is corny but.....

There's a video of John Lennon playing and singing Imagine in front of a white piano. That in a hologram would make for an amazing closing moment.

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Christine Sinclair being lost is hilarious
Shes just imitating the refs



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You guys may think this is corny but.....

There's a video of John Lennon playing and singing Imagine in front of a white piano. That in a hologram would make for an amazing closing moment.
I'm sure McCartney wouldn't mind that he opened an event that a hologram Lennon would close.

I don't like the hologram ideas.... let them be.


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I enjoyed the Vancouver opening ceremonies so much more - Orcas and holograms and a skier crashing into the stadium vs people riding bikes with wings on their backs and teens talking on cellphones. I'm also not enjoying this as much as Vancouver's closing ceremonies. Out of the incredible library of British music they choose this stuff to open the show - bad 80's music. Like I said - it will get better won't it?
Closing ceremonies are often campy and light, with a party atmosphere. No need to impress anymore, the rest of the world goes home tomorrow, and it'll be decades before they get a chance to host again. Remember Vancouver's closing ceremonies? I would rather forget.

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Closing ceremonies are often campy and light, with a party atmosphere. No need to impress anymore, the rest of the world goes home tomorrow, and it'll be decades before they get a chance to host again. Remember Vancouver's closing ceremonies? I would rather forget.
Personally, I love dancing beavers.

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if there's anything i can take away from these olympics its that water polo is an awesome sport and i want to play it
Totally agree! My chiropractor was a national team member and said its a great sport.

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There you go C.M lol

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I'm sure McCartney wouldn't mind that he opened an event that a hologram Lennon would close.
Don't care. I'd love it.

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I don't like the hologram ideas.... let them be.
And you can call me Nostradamus. Lennon is on TV.

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You guys may think this is corny but.....

There's a video of John Lennon playing and singing Imagine in front of a white piano. That in a hologram would make for an amazing closing moment.
That's creepy because I was thinking the exact same thing. I was thinking back to the Tupac hologram and was hoping that they would do the same thing for John Lennon and George Harrison and bring out the entire Beatles on stage. Would have made for a cool moment.

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That's creepy because I was thinking the exact same thing. I was thinking back to the Tupac hologram and was hoping that they would do the same thing for John Lennon and George Harrison and bring out the entire Beatles on stage. Would have made for a cool moment.
I thought of the Tupac thing too - and what they did in the opening ceremonies in Vancouver with holograms. Lennon in front of his white piano all alone on a huge stage would have been stunning.

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Roger Daltrey - AWOL.

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I'll admit to being one of the few remaining people who like Nickelback, so I didn't hate our concert portion of the closing ceremonies, but I am quite enjoying this part of the London closing ceremonies.

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This stupid "I throw my hands up in the air sometimes" song brings back mixed emotions from the cup run. Good memories and bad.

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This stupid "I throw my hands up in the air sometimes" song brings back mixed emotions from the cup run. Good memories and bad.
Game 5 of the Canucks/Sharks series, right after Bieksa scored the goal. Amazing moment.

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This stupid "I throw my hands up in the air sometimes" song brings back mixed emotions from the cup run. Good memories and bad.
I just remember Kesler's interview (after game 5 vs. Sharks) and the crowd singing the "AYO!" part of the song.

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