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I don't watch TV. I cannot watch UK broadcast TV because I don't have a TV license. And I'm not staying up all night to watch the opening ceremony.

But the internet is rocked, rocked I tell you, with rumours that Rush will play live during the opening ceremony. Reportedly, they will play YYZ and now we hear maybe Closer To the Heart, a song they stopped playing in concerts a while back. Although they will be lip synching, if the latter.

So I'll just have to wait until it's on Utube tomorrow.
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Re: RUSH to play in opening ceremony of Winter Olympics
Take off to da great white north, eh?
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Re: RUSH to play in opening ceremony of Winter Olympics
But will Barenaked Ladies be performing?
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Re: RUSH to play in opening ceremony of Winter Olympics
Bryan Adams and Sarah McLachlan too. I'd think Rush's bit will be one tune long. Closer to the Heart or Marathon (more for a summer Olympics) makes the most "sense".
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Re: RUSH to play in opening ceremony of Winter Olympics
Good news, Spielfreak, I spotted them in the crowd in Vancouver doing an impromptu concert on the news.
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Re: RUSH to play in opening ceremony of Winter Olympics
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Good news, Spielfreak, I spotted them in the crowd in Vancouver doing an impromptu concert on the news.


Reprint!! How's the craziness over there????

Wow!! You can tell I don't watch TV as today I realized that the Olympics are THERE where you live!!!!! OMG!!!

WOW!!! How is it?
 
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Re: RUSH to play in opening ceremony of Winter Olympics
I don't think I saw Rush ... though I wasn't watching very carefully the whole time.
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Re: RUSH to play in opening ceremony of Winter Olympics
I was late to watching the show on my neighbour's TV. I caught some amazing light and projected screen performances, Sarah McLachlan's song, K.D. Lang, fiddlers and tappers, the boring speeches, a hilarious crowd shot of the Prime Minister looking bored, some hideous woman in a gold dress "singing" (in Martian, perhaps?), followed by polite applause, some French-Canadian dude, and then they lit the cauldron. The one hitch of the night was that there was a problem with one of the supporting limbs of the cauldron...
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Wayne Gretzky, Steve Nash, Rick Hanson, and Canada's greatest woman athlete (don't know her name) were to light the cauldron simultaneously, but only the boys did. Then Wayno left the stadium to get on a truck outside and push through the 25,000 protestors and cheering fans to drive to where the outside cauldron is by the water.

Cameras and fans followed that truck all the way in the pissing rain, and amazingly, depite no crowd control by the cops, Wayne made it to the seaside cauldron and lit it.


I'm staying up to watch the highlights on the news. I hope I didn't miss the good parts.
 
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Every time I hear the song "Hallelujah" I hope I never have to hear it again.
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Re: RUSH to play in opening ceremony of Winter Olympics
Then you would love Canadian Idol. It seems like they sing that song every week (as a side note, Canadian Idol has been canceled as it is cheaper to just broadcast American Idol).
 
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Re: RUSH to play in opening ceremony of Winter Olympics
No RUSH. Apparently, their piece was in a cancelled segment that was too upbeat for the current mood. They may be in the closing ceremony.
 
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Reprint wrote:
Canada's greatest woman athlete (don't know her name)


laugh

It was two-time Olympic champ Catriona LeMay Doan.
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EYE of NiGHT wrote:
No RUSH. Apparently, their piece was in a cancelled segment that was too upbeat for the current mood. They may be in the closing ceremony.
I can't agree. I think they were the first cut to shorten the thing. If Sarah McLachlan's Just another perfectly ordinary miraculous day (or whatever it's called) was okay, then

And the men who hold high places
Must be the ones who start
To mold a new reality
Closer to the heart
Closer to the heart
The blacksmith and the artist
Reflect it in their art
They forge their creativity
Closer to the heart
Closer to the heart

Philosophers and ploughmen
Each must know his part
To sow a new mentality
Closer to the heart
Closer to the heart
You can be the captain
I will draw the chart
Sailing into destiny
Closer to the heart


Should be just fine. I think someone had to go to allow time to honour that poor Georgian althlete.
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