14 Bazillion Dollars spent. 15,000 performers (none repeating). A bird’s nest stadium. LCD floor and fiber-optic technology that allows the Olympic rings to literally come off the ground. Human calligraphy pens. Artists suspended in mid-air and around a giant globe: walking sideways. Drummers playing and Tai-Chi experts running with equi-distant precision (2,008 of each to symbolize the Olympic year). A circular LCD screen that circumvents the length of the stadium. Giant oars that serve as a panoramic panel-display of ships when held together. Lit-up costumes, stage, and of course fireworks.
Aside from singing monkeys, I don’t know how you can top that.
They say that next year Great Britain’s hosting. Great. Perhaps there’ll be a bunch of Benny Hill half-naked chicks in knickers running around with bad teeth whilst reciting a Monty-Python skit. Sounds like a gas.