Can you believe a year ago today the Olympics opened in Beijing?
I remember the energy. The contagious excitement.
Listening to Beijing Welcomes You. Yes, at times, that song still starts spontaneously playing in my head.
We know exactly where we were at 8pm on 08.08.08 . We ended up at a friend’s house for supper and to watch The Opening Ceremony, but we came home early and had to find the rest of the opening ceremony on the internet via live broadcast. Thus, we watched Team USA enter the Bird’s Nest with Macedonian commentary. Hubs complete recap is here.
Fear not. In China, copy right basically means right to copy, so within 48 hours NBC’s coverage of the Opening Ceremony was available at DVD alley for 6rmb (88 cents). We bought a copy and watched the entire ceremony again…in English. (The Chinese thought that NBC had a more thorough commentary than their own CCTV which was why the DVD was available.)
Where were you on 08.08.08?