I thought I'd miss the cauldron lighting as they opened the 2010 Vancouver Olympics because I was playing hockey. It turns out I got home just in time to see k.d. lang sing one of my all-time favourite songs. The final torchbearers were hockey great Wayne Gretzky, wheelchair athlete Rick Hansen, NBA All-Star Steve Nash, skier Nancy Greene and speedskater Catriona LeMay Doan, who was stuck posing and holding her torch because one of the cauldron lights didn't work.
Then, in an absolutely surreal sequence, The Great One jumped in the back of a pickup with the torch and drove around town. Rumour has it he stoped at Tim Hortons for a double-double.
There was no Terry Fox hologram, as I had hoped. I should have blogged about that six years ago to give them more time to design it.
Here is some of my real-time Twitter reaction as I watched this unfold. Tell me what you thought of the ceremony in the comments.
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