Sunday, August 1, 2010

Gay Games 2010 Cologne

Yesterday the Gay Games 2010 were opened with a ceremony in Cologne.
Here some videos of the opening ceremony I have found at YouTube:

The lighting of the flame at the Gay Games involved groups of Cologne volunteers running the flame around the stadium before handing it off to a fire breather who lit the cauldron. This was right before the performances. You can tell by the cheers from the crowd that everyone was having a great time.

Taylor Dayne performs the new Gay Games anthem, Facing a Miracle, surrounded by fire dancers and fireworks. The song - written by Norwegian and Dutch composers who won a Eurovision-style contest - is great and Taylor Dayne performs it well. She finished to much cheers, had to wipe some tears from her eyes, and the Gay Games Opening Ceremony was finished.

All 900 members of Team Cologne enter the stadium to the cheers of the enthusiastic home crowd, and all of the other athletes and artists, of course.

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