It did seem strange to me that they did not take advantage of the stadium's most prominent feature (the removable roof) in the presentation....I really thought there would have been two plans for the show 1) if bad weather a show with roof closed....2) if weather good, a plan where part of the show is conducted with the roof open.
These were, I believe, the most expensive tickets in the games.....and, afterall, the stars of the show are the athletes.....and to get to the cauldron lighting and have those two groups locked inside watching it on TV is a bad idea (IMO)....I guess we have the Vancouver games to thank for this as they sent Gretzky on that bizarre run/truck ride out of their stadium too.
Exactly. It's like having a wedding where the mass happens in front of all the guests but then the bride and groom head outside and are married on the church lawn in front of passersby, leaving all the guests to watch it on TV.
Our guests of honour (the athletes) and those who paid for the privilege of being at the ceremony were trapped inside watching the grand finale on TV. That left a bad taste in my mouth.