Feb 12, 2011

Do You Remember One Year Ago?

If you are a self-professed Olympics geek like me, you had your butt planted firmly on the couch to watch the opening ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

I recall all of the chatter about "How could Vancouver ever match the opening spectacle that was the summer games from Beijing China"? Well, they did it the smart way. You don't try and match China for sheer size and nearly unlimited resources thrown towards it. You do it by showcasing some of the most jaw-dropping scenery in the world, and a lone figure. One of the best snowboarders in the world, Johnny Lyall making a run down a mountain in the middle of nowhere.

Vancouver 2010 Opening Ceremonies Intro Video from Barbershop Films on Vimeo.

Then you follow up with KD Langs amazing version of Halleluja.

Yeah. That's how you do it.


  1. Hey, I remember that!

    I've always like the Winter Olympics better than the Summer. Maybe because they are smaller and some of the sports (curling) are pretty weird.

  2. I'm a huge Olympic nut. I started out to write a history of the Winter Olympics, scratched it, then I set out to write an offbeat history of the Olympiads that have been held America, including the ones in other American countries, Canada and Mexico. I wrote a few chapters but I didn't save it to a disc or anything and when my old computer got infected with a virus, I lost it all.

  3. KD Lang left me totally breathless.

    The closing ceremonies on the other hand. Aye.

  4. We did it! A lot of it was pretty amazing.

  5. I'm not a huge fan of that song, but I'd pay to watch kd brush her teeth.

  6. Sometimes less is more. Those Chinese synchronized drummers got boring after a while.

  7. KD Lang rocks.

    that was awesome"

  8. That was truly beautiful.

    Think I'm going to listen to it again.

  9. Love that song Hallelujah and KD Lang does a fantastic job with it. Here's is another version that I like: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRhm4dB7UDg