The Anonymous Widower

I Wonder What The Duke Thought Of It!

Glasgow has got past the first hurdle, by opening the Commonwealth Games without any obvious hitches.

It will be interesting to see how the Duke of Edinburgh rates the ceremony amongst the dross, he has watched in his lifetime.

I would rate it fairly high up the scale, but Glasgow had two big advantages over say the Olympics in Beijing or Athens.

All the proceedings were done in a language that we and most of the spectators understand perfectly.

But perhaps more importantly, Glasgow had one of the first uses of a 96m. wide video screen, which meant instead of training masses of drummers, dancers and musicians, you just set some good programmers and video editors to work to weave some magic. You then prayed that you didn’t get a blue screen of death like Beijing did in 2008.

Perhaps it was just to save money on costumes and performers, but Glasgow kept it simple and colourful. Which worked!

But will Rio do the same for the 2016 Olympics? I hope so.

They’ll certainly use the screen or perhaps two! Without doubt it was impressive technology.

 

July 23, 2014 - Posted by | Sport | , ,

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