March 15, 2010

2010 Paralympic Opening Ceremony // BC Place, Vancouver

I might have taken too many photos at the Paralympic Opening Ceremony... (really I did!).  I have finally narrowed it down, edited and picked my faves to share.  
We had the cheap seats, but it had a fantastic view of the whole show.  We also were one of the first to arrive in BC Place... seriously.  I took a shot of the stadium before it got crowded and were were able to watch the stadium fill up with people.  My parents arrived shortly after us, they were seated in the next section over!

My husband is a bit “crazy” now and then… you’ll see in one of the shots that he’s wearing the poncho (provided for audience participation) and biting a gold paper that everyone used to reflect light and create a “sparkle” effect from the crowd.  Guess it’s similar to biting a gold medal?  They had a lot of audience participation to create the ceremonies, like holding the sparkle gold paper, using a light up pom pom and more.
And somehow they also managed to teach a stadium of 60,000 people to dance for a record breaking flash dance mob!  After they gave us a run-thru of how the opening ceremonies will go, the Paralympics Official Opening Ceremony started!
We walked over to see the newly lit Paralympic torch after the opening ceremonies were over to take a few shots as well!

All Images © 2010 Cecilia Flaming

LOCATION: BC Place Stadium Vancouver BC

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