My vision is that Aboriginals are a mystery to us so they should have been presented as a mystery. They live way out in the wilderness or poverty stricken in the cities. VANOC and everyone else sidestepped the issue as usual and missed a big chance.
the mystery is in your own heart, it was their country first, so they are the authentic hosts, and deserved to
be first to greet the world, I loved it.
Is the Canadian story an aboriginal story? With imagery of aboriginal poles towering above everything else? As if they are the most powerful group in the country.
Why would you ever think they would be interesting? Opening ceremonies never are. Stop whining already.
Most of it, yes. But the opening ceremonies didn't represent that; it was like something out of Walt Disney. And did we fail to notice the massive First Nations protest outside? Why? Precisely because the display misrepresents the actual situation, which isn't quite so rosy; being an indian in Canada has little to do with what was shown. Even someone with little to no background info would interpret that as patronizing.
I'm watching the opening ceremonies of the Olympics and they suck. Visitors to Canada will think we are multilingual in French, aboriginal languages and English. Only in the deluded minds of the govt.
The show of Indians dancing around is dull, so are the totem poles. Some Indians don't even want to be called Canadians. Why are they at centrestage of the Olympics Games?
I was afriad the show would be an embarassment. Much like the show in Turin four years ago.
well it seems, if lypsincing was done it was a huge success,
as you are all thinking one way and another, so I would not
have known the difference, unless it was so bad that the
lips weren't in sync with the recording, so if they are
doing their own voices, what's the difference, makes it
closer to perfect.
As long as they don't get different routines mixed up with one another,
or maybe that would be entertaining too. lol
If they had of done it live, and people were having trouble picking up the
words and such, then there would have been lots of whining about that, so
maybe lypsincing is the right thing to do in such a big place, where the acoustics
could play tricks on listeners.
Well I'm not surprised you posted that considering the fact that you are a trolling racist.
It turns out, VANOC announced performers would lipsync prior to the event.
Vancouver Olympic opening ceremonies will feature lip-synching, not dubbing - Winnipeg Free Press (external - login to view)