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harperdc
Jul 24, 2007



At the top of the hour (20:00 JST) we've got the Opening Ceremonies for this Tokyo 202x Olympics.

Let's see just how interesting the first-hour ceremony and performance will be, and how strange the parade of athletes is going to be without any fans in attendance (though it appears there are people gathering outside of the stadium already!)

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Ravus
Jan 15, 2009



I wouldn't mind Graham Norton doing the voice over the parade and just being rude af about everyone... but I guess that really isn't in the spirit :P

Aware
Nov 18, 2003


I want Roy and HG to do the same but sadly they're just doing a podcast.

Raged
Jul 21, 2003



Aware posted:

I want Roy and HG to do the same but sadly they're just doing a podcast.

I would kill for The Dream to be back.

KajiTheMelonMan
Sep 2, 2004

Trust me baby, my vagina is 100% plague free!




Raged posted:

I would kill for The Dream to be back.

I hope The Front Bar are doing something on it each week, Sam Pang is my hero

Raged
Jul 21, 2003



Also if Mario doesn't show up then this Olympics will be a bigger failure than it's already going to be.

Vertical Lime
Dec 11, 2004



it's actually gonna be live on american tv for once

!!!!!!!!!

Raged posted:

Also if Mario doesn't show up then this Olympics will be a bigger failure than it's already going to be.

remember when we were hyped for this during the rio closing ceremonies

:sigh:

Infinitum
Jul 30, 2004


Breathe a little deeper, should you need to come undone



Everything is hosed, so may as well just be hype if this thing is going ahead.

Current opening ceremony for me to beat is London, particularly when Underworld scored the whole thing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hM0fiegRbTg

Raged
Jul 21, 2003



Channel 7 keeping it classy by bringing up Fukushima.

harperdc
Jul 24, 2007



Just a couple minutes until the show starts. Iím now glad I plumped for a 4K TV in the lead up to the Olympics.

poty
Jun 21, 2008

虹はどこで終わるのですか? あなたの魂の中で、または地平線で?


I'm watching this, they didn't open with a joke

Ravus
Jan 15, 2009



Infinitum posted:

Everything is hosed, so may as well just be hype if this thing is going ahead.



I'm super hyped. Should it maybe not be happening? Yeah probably, but it is, nought to be done about that and i LOVE THE OLYMPICS!

So far we've had a lady growing into a plant, interesting start.

poty
Jun 21, 2008

虹はどこで終わるのですか? あなたの魂の中で、または地平線で?


Graphic design is my passion, so I approve of this video

Photex
Apr 6, 2009






I'm hoping they don't go too somber of a tone in these opening ceremony's...I get that they want to reflect on what happened during the pandemic but I'm trying to escape that poo poo for a couple hours.

lenoon
Jan 7, 2010



Got super hype for olympics as I always do, several weeks of niche sports, then some pointless running in a straight line???? And the king of sports, rugby sevens, is back?

If Mario and Sonic donít turn up in this ceremony though Iím out

MoaM
Dec 1, 2009

Believe.






This video is long.

Vertical Lime
Dec 11, 2004



fireworks without a crowd is so sad

and now the weird avant-garde part of the ceremonies

ass cobra
May 28, 2004



That countdown video was cool. Aesthetic games

MoaM
Dec 1, 2009

Believe.






The orchestra is very good

lenoon
Jan 7, 2010



Fireworks! With no one watching!

And now the dancing

Ravus
Jan 15, 2009



Photex posted:

I'm hoping they don't go too somber of a tone in these opening ceremony's...I get that they want to reflect on what happened during the pandemic but I'm trying to escape that poo poo for a couple hours.

Yeah I was hoping for a light tone as well... been absent so far. Hopefully it ramps up.

Infinitum
Jul 30, 2004


Breathe a little deeper, should you need to come undone



A very abstract opening ceremony

lenoon
Jan 7, 2010



This is really nice, giving me a pleasant Eno vibe

Edit: actually I think I played this level in child of Eden

Photex
Apr 6, 2009






I've mentioned on the forums before I work in live production so I've been excited just to see what they come up with and this 3D projection is beautiful.

Aware
Nov 18, 2003


i liked the plant shoot shadow thing at the start

Raged
Jul 21, 2003



Crosspostin the much more interesting opening protest

ass cobra
May 28, 2004



Gods of Trapcode Particular

KajiTheMelonMan
Sep 2, 2004

Trust me baby, my vagina is 100% plague free!




I'm so glad that this is on during a normal Australia timezone - I've never watched an opening ceremony since Sydney, and we all still think we're forever the best

Infinitum
Jul 30, 2004


Breathe a little deeper, should you need to come undone



Just what I needed after such a long year

Something to put me to sleep

Aware
Nov 18, 2003


Infinitum posted:

Just what I needed after such a long year

Something to put me to sleep

you don't read your own posts?

hiyoooooooo

harperdc
Jul 24, 2007



Gotta bow deeper than that for the emperor, Bach.

Vertical Lime
Dec 11, 2004



https://twitter.com/bubbaprog/status/1418528259201961985

Photex
Apr 6, 2009






NBC playing commercials....

poty
Jun 21, 2008

虹はどこで終わるのですか? あなたの魂の中で、または地平線で?


I have good news and bad news: the good news is that you're going to be on the Olympics

lenoon
Jan 7, 2010



poty posted:

I have good news and bad news: the good news is that you're going to be on the Olympics

Lol gently caress

Edit: if youíre sick of commercials already, do the VPN thing and just watch it on BBC, always the best for olympics coverage

harperdc
Jul 24, 2007



And now to athletes only the Japanese crowd will recognize.

Ravus
Jan 15, 2009



Photex posted:

NBC playing commercials....

I mean, it's NBC. What did you expect?

J33uk
Oct 23, 2005


Photex posted:

NBC playing commercials....

Trash loving network

MoaM
Dec 1, 2009

Believe.






Photex posted:

NBC playing commercials....

Yeah it's garbo.

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RunningOnEmpty
Nov 1, 2005
Because I work hard for the money...bitch.

did i miss it? what were the fireworks about? the stream i looked at had people protesting, i think.

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