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its going to be hilarious, isn't it? irn bru, kilts, bagpipes, heroin and CLYDE.
clyde is crying
Bf's dance troupe perform. He has been v tight lipped about this but it sounds... Wild, and involves Leg Bopping.
But maybe only if you're Scottish. I say this as somebody used to going into all of our sporting endeavours with the overwhelming feeling of 'please dinnae embarrass us TOO much guys'.
It helps if you unclench your sphincter meths.
I loved the gay kiss at Gretna <3
musical theatre and John Barrowman...
giant tunnocks teacakes and captain jack doing a daenerys :S
London 2012 opening ceremony was a proper black swan job then?
He's in the dance troupe doing the teeny Weeny leg bopping and stand hopping (saving best till last I think!!!)
shame about captain jack #bettertogether
Are John Barrowman and Karen Dunbar the best people to lead that ceremony?
I'm biased, admittedly, because I hate them both.
*these people are not actors*
You don't say?
I used to think she was cute but she looks like she is slowly turning into a cat (and not a cute cat)
He's rescuing this for you, Scotland.
Su Bo this early? Save her up surely.
Who's left? Jimmy Summerville? Actually that would be good.
finally some quality.
the first bit
They were on between 8 and 9. Could see/hear 'em behind the presenters during the build-up. Nice touch.
we could have been watching some buildings getting blown up, but no
shame they're not. love seeing flats collapse.
yuck yuck yuck yuck yuck yuck yuck yuck yuck yuck yuck yuck yuck yuck yuck yuck yuck yuck
(based on this shit)
But we love it. That is what love is.
hasnt changed in 30 years :/
now your annual brief Champions League appearance will only be the second most embarrassing moment at Parkhead this year.....
then once her car stopped two wee neds would run up and offer to watch it for a fiver.
That's some nice laminate flooring
basking in her anthem
the celtic fans must be loving this bit
Never thought I'd live to see it.
Must be a nightmare to try and stand up straight all the time when you're that old. Give them chairs ffs.
oh right, they've managed to cram in some andy stewart
must still be tired after pressing "Play" on his laptop at TiTP last week
a ceilidh of just proper, pure old women
larpers do the battle of culloden
not even alphabetical :/
it's by population
wake me in 8 hours.
Also the only bit that absolutely has to be included.
now its like the shit bits of red nose day :(
probably better off just reading this thread
Has he just come from a Ronan Keating lookalike competition?
...and FSOL Papua New Guinea wasn't synched to their entrance. C'est la vie.
why the fuck am I watching this?
have they given every country a scottie dog?
They said there weren't enough Scotties, so some dogs would have to do a 'costume change'
if so, that could be a risky move.
I wonder if those dogs have had enema's?
it's been out loads already
their wee legs are slowing down
hope nae bugger kills them
trinidad & tobago is still well up for it
belize has had it though. he's getting dragged around.
a fair few empty seats
Rescued this for me.
the dogs have totally saved it :D
Only opening ceremony ever to have actually improved when the athletes were introduced.
YOU DESERVE A REST
They only did it to get free tea cakes, Irn Bru and a Scottie dog. Finally paid off.
playing the long game
apparently there's only 41 of them so some are getting a few goes
yeah! daft cunts trying to raise money to help kids!
they keep saying they're going to do a 'big' thing at the end
is it mylo that's doing it?
which would have been great, but Mylo's been alright.
lets just get a saw and cut them off
I thought the whole point of the commonwealth was that the queen looked after everyone
Anyway the scottish ballet bit was good, the rest has been...
which was pretty cool I guess.
(number 4, phoenix centre Drumchapel)
this is taking ages.
only countries to do that: northern ireland & australia
haha had forgotten how pish our costumes were
Here we, here we, here we fucking go.....
I did the donation thing.
they said text or go online but didn't actually give you a web address
They really messed that up. No reason at all they couldn't have had the donation details onscreen throughout all those clips.
for all the countries where it wasn't possible to set up a text donation service, in which case the host broadcasters would'ave put up the graphic with the web address on it
after presumably millions had turned the coverage off or gone to sleep.
Hate all this "get your phones out' as if its the new lighters in the air thing. Why does the 21st century love itself so much?
Slightly lost the plot on hearing (even just a small bit of) this filling a stadium.
... and then they played this.
Oh my! And to top it all off... #massivegrin #smallraveinthelivingroom
Also: Orbital, Future Sound Of London, MIA... And that was enough for me, cheers.
Now send the word FIRST to 70333 and give yersen a pat on the back.
big eck was looking a bit shaky there
selfie during the minutes silence #classy
*time turns itself inside out*
"He is speaking like when your dad is abroad and trying to order chips." - twitter
Superglued the baton, eh?
You've got to press it down while you turn it.
the text lines are down :D
"let's all wait and text at the exact same time! aw fuck hang on"
Such a missed opportunity. Shame as it was a cracking idea in theory.
thought people were stealing bins
Coulda gone with J&MC. Coulda played Kowalski. #morereasonswhynooneasksmetodjanymore
Leicester boys MC-ing the Glasgow show, yo. #lineker #wza
getting some more screen time.
Really don't like opening ceremonies and jingoistic overtones or bunches of athletes having a wave and a walk around
Might watch Wiggo though
- flagwavery defo sux
+ such nice graphics
to concentrate on track racing. Tickets for that will most likely be sold out now though.
should I be proud or embarrassed?
a combination of both
the best bit was when they couldn't undo the top of the baton to get the message out
started really badly but then got mildly more watchable. Then Rod Stewart came on and salvaged some pride. Then the Queen came on and it turned incredibly boring. Then the athletes came out...and they came out...and they came out. I turned off after about 30 mins of athletes, but by all accounts they continued to come.
it wasn't an hour of Rod Stewart/Susan Boyle, was it?
The entrance music for the athletes last night included Nick Cave, Future Sound of London, Orbital, Aphex Twin, AC/DC, MIA, Chemical Brothers, The Shamen, and The KLF, etc. You'd have to be some piece of work to feel the need to have a whinge about that.
and i enjoyed it, although i was expecting a wee bit more (presume they're saving it for the closing ceremnoy and kylie and all that). cried at the red arrows (over my flat!!) and the fireworks Iover my flat) and my bf looked so handsome in his kilt tossing the caber with the Teeny Weenies.
Is that who we are, is that what we have to offer, fucking panto?!?!
Thank fuck that's over.
This one: http:/ben.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scottish_cringe
What did you expect? A North Korea-style mass games ultra-coreographed fandango? Something to top London 2012's extramegastravaganza?
Compare it to anything like the Sochi opening ceremony (and the Russian Roubles it was given). It was absolutely fine. Bit o' Eurovision camp, handful of injokes, not too earnest, defo a friendly vibe, and The Shamen!
In summary: cheer the fuck up, you big ol' moany moanerton.
you've completely disgraced yourselves on the international stage. You still want independence? Like any of the heavy hitter nations are going to take you seriously after that.
'right that's made up my mind, definitely voting no now!'
Hey i had a great time down the merchant city last night and there was a real fun vibe.
But that opening 10/15mins made me cringe like fuck.
I was never expecting a london 2012 extravaganza but considering we had years to plan it, it was a bit cheap, it really did play out like a fucking panto, and this is the biggest stage we've had in years, just feels like a missed opportunity.
Anyhoo it's done with, so let's just enjoy the games.......
I think they invested a bit too heavily in trying to be witty with the song, but I couldn't make out most of the words. fuck knows what non-english speaking folk made of it.
what did they say it was? biggest screen in europe or something? :D
reckon that probably cost about £5m to buy.
think i might get one for the work
even small changes would have made it loads better. The colour of the flooring and the emptiness of it before the athletes came in genuinely made the whole thing look like a building site. There were loads of empty seats. The centre-piece of the ceremony was a frigging pantomime. It tried desperately to copy the sort of kitschy campness that kind of worked for the olympics, but it failed spectacularly.
Sorry I just hate watching things that make me cringe. Was begging for it to be turned off.
might even rent one of the weegie wheels bikes to get home. :D
Has anyone made the comment that the baton was the only thing in Glasgow yesterday that wasn't taps aff?
BUT I LIKE IT.
and has had to withdraw from the Games :(