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08-12-2012, 07:05 PM
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Seems to me Paul MaCartney and Pink Floyd are pretty old rockstars too...you're just picking favorites...IMO, they're all great.



Didn't like ours, we were putting on a show for the World but telling jokes only we would get.
We were making fun of the Canadian stereotypes....

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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
Funny you say that. It's my least favourite PSB song.

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I liked our closing. The parade of stereotypes was great. We made fun of ourselves and didn't take ourselves too seriously.
agreed. I appreciated our more than London's.

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Remember that moment when the Olympics left Vancouver and then you started walking around downtown? Most empty feeling EVER. Those Londonites will be experiencing that feeling pretty damn soon.

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Remember that moment when the Olympics left Vancouver and then you started walking around downtown? Most empty feeling EVER. Those Londonites will be experiencing that feeling pretty damn soon.
I remember that. It felt like the biggest let down, almost depressing after the games were done. I haven't heard anything about what London was like during the games. They must have had lots of street parties and concerts etc... The winter olympics are generally small compared to the summer games so I'm curious to know what the atmosphere has been like in the city.

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We were making fun of the Canadian stereotypes....
And most of the world didn't get it...

Either way, not a huge fan of the ceremonies for either.

As far as the empty feeling after the Olympics, never had it. I was stoked on having seen and experienced what had just happened for weeks. Also, finally went to things like the mint, to see the medals, after the crowds left.

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08-12-2012, 08:26 PM
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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.
Never gonna happen.


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Yeah their closing ceremonies seem A LOT better than ours were, despite the Spice Mom's.
I believe they prefer "Spice Milfs"

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08-12-2012, 08:42 PM
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Remember that moment when the Olympics left Vancouver and then you started walking around downtown? Most empty feeling EVER. Those Londonites will be experiencing that feeling pretty damn soon.
meh, I felt great. We finished the Olympics as the country with the most Gold Medals. We owned the podium.

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08-12-2012, 10:18 PM
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Funny you say that. It's my least favourite PSB song.

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All MILES better than West End Girls.
I actually didn't mind Always on my mind

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I agree that there was nothing remotely depressing about the Olympic closing for me.
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I believe they prefer "Spice Milfs"
I don't understand, isn't the hologram thing more or less the equivalent of just showing a video of the Beatles, but edited?

She makes it sound like it's necromancy.

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08-13-2012, 12:48 AM
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Jessie J was freakin' BRUTAL. I'd never heard of her, and she'll be laughed at by history.

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I agree that there was nothing remotely depressing about the Olympic closing for me.
I don't understand, isn't the hologram thing more or less the equivalent of just showing a video of the Beatles, but edited?

She makes it sound like it's necromancy.
Hologram technology is a little more invasive perhaps than normal video editing. The sync-up process requires a much more committed process, in that people have to act like he is actually there. And the only way to make it truly work is to dig up the grave and desecrate the body, taking whatever life force is remnant in the bones and transferring it through arcane ceremonies to the living souls of the tech guys and the other performers (Ringo and Paul, in this case.)

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jessie j looked hot in that bodysuit and that's all that really matters

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wasnt the Tupac hologram still done with mirrors anyways?

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Jessie J was freakin' BRUTAL. I'd never heard of her, and she'll be laughed at by history.
She brought us this classic:



How can you not know her?


Actually, I didn't think she was that bad.
She sounds like how she usually sounds.

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Remember that moment when the Olympics left Vancouver and then you started walking around downtown? Most empty feeling EVER. Those Londonites will be experiencing that feeling pretty damn soon.
I don't think you've visited London before. In terms of size and density, London crushes Vancouver many times over. London is a pretty busy city and even the parts outside of Zone 1 like Camden or Hackney or Brixton are extremely busy and have vibrant nightlife. Heck, the olympics are primarily staged in Stratford which was an industrial dump on the outskirts of East London and that's mostly where the Olympics parties are going down in.

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08-13-2012, 06:24 AM
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Remember that moment when the Olympics left Vancouver and then you started walking around downtown? Most empty feeling EVER. Those Londonites will be experiencing that feeling pretty damn soon.
That was the WEIRDEST feeling evar. For 2 weeks I'd been going to Richmond + Downtown and didn't recognize ANYTHING. Then suddenly it was recognizable in the most unrecognizable way possible.

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I don't think you've visited London before. In terms of size and density, London crushes Vancouver many times over. London is a pretty busy city and even the parts outside of Zone 1 like Camden or Hackney or Brixton are extremely busy and have vibrant nightlife. Heck, the olympics are primarily staged in Stratford which was an industrial dump on the outskirts of East London and that's mostly where the Olympics parties are going down in.
I think most people know that Vancouver is a rather small city compared to most major cities. There are probably places in central london that were completely unaffected. but that just makes our olympics that much more special.

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No one should ever sing Queen with Queen again. Jessie J wasn't horrible but after they had the Freddy Mercury crowd banter bit they should've found a way to just have a recording of him sing "We Will Rock You" (They did it with John Lennon singing "Imagine).

The two moments/memories I will take away from these games from the Canadian standpoint are the Mens 4x100 Relay and the Womens Soccer Team vs the USA and their bronze medal. The only time I was truely captivated and emotionally invested.

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I think the only event I saw down and watched for an extended period was the women's soccer CAN v. US. Surprised me that I could watch soccer for that long but it was captivating. A lot of everything else felt uneventful fairly quickly.

I'm sure the fact that we're not a "summer games" nation was part of it, but I really think any Olympics I experience now will be compared to the one we were part of and basked in and it never will be the same.
I'm sad just writing this post.

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This hologram talk has to stop with other Bands. It was a one time thing and anyone that wants to do it is going to have to fork up a boatload of money like the organizers of Coachella did

http://stereogum.com/1003941/tupac-h...on-tour/video/

Hologram Tupac costed 100K - 400K for 7 minutes. Still well worth it for myself since I went to the festival bahaha.

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She brought us this classic:



How can you not know her?


Actually, I didn't think she was that bad.
She sounds like how she usually sounds.

Edit: I can't find another cleaner version.
I apologize.
What is this and how do we make it stop? Nuclear strike from orbit? It's the only way to be sure.

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This hologram talk has to stop with other Bands. It was a one time thing and anyone that wants to do it is going to have to fork up a boatload of money like the organizers of Coachella did

http://stereogum.com/1003941/tupac-h...on-tour/video/

Hologram Tupac costed 100K - 400K for 7 minutes. Still well worth it for myself since I went to the festival bahaha.
It all really depends which band it is. If they made a hologram anniversary show of the Beatles at Shea Stadium that show would sell out & money could be made imo (that is if they ever got the right to use george or john). Not to mention the fact that their shows were usually 20 minutes so its not like its a hour + show.


I think if you pick a perfect venue, show, band it could make money..... but I'm not really one of those people that would want to see it happen.

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Anybody know where we can find Olympic video highlights of full events?

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Lol just watching Eric Idle doing the lightbulb changing dance. Best part of the whole thing.

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