Newsflash: The National Day Parade may be canceled today, as organisers realise they can’t possibly top what China has done for their Olympic Games Opening Ceremony.
Phwah. Is all I can say. Phwah.
Note: The original official opening ceremony video got inexplicably pulled out of Youtube a little while after this was written. I thought they were trying to keep the content pristine for their official DVD release. Trippy thought, China worried about copyright…
Turns out they created their own Beijing2008 YouTube channel, put this new video up, and DMCA’d everyone else who put up the same clip on Youtube (except the official Olympics YouTube highlights video, which is what you see above).