July 27th, 2012 // 8:29 pm @ Erik Westermann
Beijing has nothing to worry about – the Beijing 2008 opening ceremony remains the best Olympics opening ceremony.
Watching the London 2012 opening ceremony confirms what I had suspected all along (starting with the preview of London 2012 at the Beijing 2008 closing ceremony) – the London 2012 opening ceremony sucks. In fact, it’s not worth the cost of the bandwidth I’m using to watch it online – they wasted $41m.
The photo is a great example of just how disorganized the ceremony really was:
Update (July 30) – Thank you for all the great comments – nice to find others that see it the same way!