It's the first day of the Olympics. Hooray! Bring on the Opening Ceremonies!
I was able to watch most of the Opening Ceremonies tonight. I found that the beginning of the ceremony to be completely magical. I was completing blown away of how the organizers presented the history within the performance. I love how they used Mr. Bean as part of the musical act involving the "Chariots of Fire".
I love watching all of the players entering the Olympic Stadium. I feel like I get a huge geography lesson every 2 to 4 years with every country that participates in the Parade of Nations. Some of the outfits were great, but there were quite a few not-so-great looking outfits. I also love the group of the Independent Olympic Athletes. They really got into the parade.
I was completely surprised by the use of the group of young athletes to light the Olympic cauldron. I thought it was a symbolic gesture toward the future of the Olympic games to the next generation.
Now with that said, let the games begin.