Saturday, February 20, 2010

Olympic-ing it up in Vancouver


So, the Olympics have come to Vancouver.  It's unlike anything I've ever seen before.  So many people on the streets, everyone wearing their Canada-wear, and everyone in a good mood.  Last night I met up with some friends to go wander the packed streets, catch Hey Rosetta and Stars at the Orpheum (yeah seats!), then catch the closing firework/laser show(What's it called?  Light the Spirit?  Ignite the City?) at Robson Square, AND the free Said the Whale concert after.  Any other time, that would be an epic night.  But considering that was only 1/100th of what was probably going on in town, it felt like we were taking it pretty easy.

One unexpected side effect of the Olympics is that since there is so much stuff going on, if you're say going about your regular life (work, errands, visiting friends), and just throwing in the occasional Olympic experience, you constantly feel like you're missing the boat.  The flip side is that the people who are packing in everything they can haven't slept for a week, and are possibly going to crash and burn before all is said and done.  I work like a few people like this.  Olympic overdose, it ain't pretty.

2 comments:

Bec Shulba said...

i think the olympic balance you've struck is just right.

theRachel said...

Wish we were there to celebrate with you!