Friday, August 13, 2004

My Big Fat Greek Olympics

VLB Sarah and I had a great time hanging out at home watching the opening ceremonies for the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. We both loved the theatrical portion that opened the Games. While all the countries were filing in we spent a lot of our time ogling the hot athletes and laughing at the ugly ones. We were watching NBC's coverage but soon got sick of the stupid commentary by Katie Couric and Bob Costas. While Björk was performing her song (Oceania) they were TALKING over her singing! Fortunately for us, we had flipped over to CBC's coverage (the Canadian station) and were able to watch Björk's performance without the commentary. CBC did a much better job showcasing the ceremonies. No commentary, they just let the audience watch as the events unfolded.

And man, Björk gave a great performance! It was a lot shorter than I thought it would be but still stunning. She sounded great and looked amazing. She wore a dress that unfurled and covered all of the athletes. When fully unfurled it had a map of the world on it. So cool!

Björk's official website has set up a section called the Medúlla Special. You can also find the Medúlla player on that page -- you can see the video for Oceania and download cool wallpapers.

VLB and I had so much fun that we've decided to make a date to watch the closing ceremonies together in 2 weeks when the Olympic Games are all finished. Wee!