Saturday, September 6, 2008

Watching the Paralympic Opening Ceremony...

...From a bar called Nashville.

I'm not embarrassing myself by taking pictures of a TV inside a bar, am I?

I mean, it was the Opening Ceremony, after all. And while I thought some parts were a bit slow and others a bit melodramatic (Zhang Yimou trying too hard for the symbolic), overall it was very good. Certainly very coordinated and -- because this is China, and this seems to be a theme with this country -- massive.

There's a scene in the video below of a torch hand-off, as seen from one of Nashville Bar's TVs. The rest of the video is of a local band singing the final bars to Led Zeppelin's timeless "Stairway to Heaven."

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