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19 minutes ago, FYI said:

^Isn’t it a little late for that (& that’s putting it mildly)? The Superbowl is only four weeks away now, which seems far too late for an alternate venue. 

I know the Superbowl is not the Olympics, but it would still be no easy feat to move such a big event like that in such short amount of time, especially in terms of security & accommodations. If this was brought up a couple of months ago, maybe. But now? Seems so far fetched, to say the least.

I would normally say yes, but Jerry Jones is probably the world's most powerful sports owner and he has deep pockets. I'm sure he's gladly front some money to make it happen.

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One or more of the following Performers, all set to appear be in the Super Bowl Half Time Show next month,  could also make an appearance at least on the LA28 Ceremonies, most likely the party atmosphere of the Closing Ceremony at LA Memorial Coliseum:

Dr. Dre, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige and Snoop Dogg

From: CBS Sports NFL - 3 Oct 2021

Some of us will remember Marvin Gaye having everyone up and dancing at the 1984 LA Olympic Closing Ceremony.

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1 hour ago, AustralianFan said:

Some of us will remember Marvin Gaye having everyone up and dancing at the 1984 LA Olympic Closing Ceremony.

Who you calling Marvin Gaye?  We don't look all alike ya know, white boy!!

 

See the source image

 BTW, the other black boy on the left was, as of February 1984, the original star who was going to Close the party in 1984.  But the Aliens took him and Ritchie was drafted.  

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My bad, Lionel Ritchie. Lionel Ritchie sang “All Night Long” at the 1984 Closing Ceremony.  My sincere apologies to Lional Ritchie and also the late Marvin Gaye.

Singers and musicians has never been my strong suit, sorry about that. 

It has nothing to do with race, it has everything to do with my own poor memory of singers and music.

I would not be one to have in your quiz night team about if the questions were about music.

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Lol, well, I am a bit of a music buff, & can tell you the names of many songs by just hearing a snippet of it, what year were they released, who sang them, what album they came off of, & which chronological single from said album was it. But ask me who the heck performed at what opening/closing ceremony of whatever Olympics & I couldn't tell you whatsoever (even as much as I love the Olympics)! Like when I found out here that Vanessa Amarosi performed at Sydney 2000. I was like "she did?!" I don't even remember that! :lol:

I remember some moments of the ceremonies vs performers. Like when the WTC flag was brought into the stadium at SLC 2002. Or the powerful drums intro of Beijing 2008. Or the failed Olympic ring at Sochi 2014 lol. But a lot of everything else in between, is quite obscure & just there, & then forgotten about the next day. I certainly enjoy watching the Olympic ceremonies, but not enough, I suppose to remember all the minutiae of it all like some here on GB's do. But let's see who will be performing at LA28, though lol.

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I don't think a lot of oldies music guys will be performing at the 2028 Olympics in Los Angeles. I think likely to be modern performers especially hip-hop or rock music artists could perform at the 2028 Games comparing with 1984 games.

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The funny thing about “hip-hop”, though, is that a lot of it entails the sampling of “oldies music” in the attempt of trying to make something “new”. 

IMO, though, the Olympics ceremonies should be something more than a cheap rock concert or the half-time show at the Superbowl, & be more about the host country.

I get that the closing is more like a “party” atmosphere after all of the athletes have completed their stressful competitions, but OMG, I’ve just had an epiphany! I’m starting to grasp what you-know-who was wanting to get at about the “cheapening” of the Olympic ceremonies!! :lol::lol:

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2 hours ago, FYI said:

The funny thing about “hip-hop”, though, is that a lot of it entails the sampling of “oldies music” in the attempt of trying to make something “new”. 

IMO, though, the Olympics ceremonies should be something more than a cheap rock concert or the half-time show at the Superbowl, & be more about the host country.

I get that the closing is more like a “party” atmosphere after all of the athletes have completed their stressful competitions, but OMG, I’ve just had an epiphany! I’m starting to grasp what you-know-who was wanting to get at about the “cheapening” of the Olympic ceremonies!! :lol::lol:

that could possibly work at the 2028 Games ceremonies.

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7 hours ago, Chris_Mex said:

 I believe that the opening ceremony planning commitee should instead take inspiration from Tokyo 1964 opening ceremony , love the formality of the protocolary segments

Why should they?  Did Tokyo 2020ne take its cue from LA 1984?  Snark aside, give the LA people some credit.  This will be their 3rd go-around; they (as should all COGOs) work hand-in-hand with the IOC -- so they only have to go by what is OK by the IOC -- not by how another city did it previously.  

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5 hours ago, baron-pierreIV said:

Why should they?  Did Tokyo 2020ne take its cue from LA 1984?  Snark aside, give the LA people some credit.  This will be their 3rd go-around; they (as should all COGOs) work hand-in-hand with the IOC -- so they only have to go by what is OK by the IOC -- not by how another city did it previously.  

LA 2028 should be different for LA 1984. Same thing first time for LA hosting the Paralympics.

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On 1/17/2022 at 6:08 PM, baron-pierreIV said:

Paras are really secondary.  LA hosted the Special Olympics in 2010 at the Coliseum.  So, that's even MORE "special." 

You mean 2015 for the Special Olympics World Games?

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4 hours ago, baron-pierreIV said:

I guess it might've been.  But it was quite a big deal and they held it at Memorial COliseum.  

I think so too. But the 2028 Paralympics in Los Angeles will be different comparing with the 2015 Special Olympics World Games because of the these games for athletes with paralyzed disabilities has never been done before in Los Angeles.

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1 hour ago, SportLightning said:

I think so too. But the 2028 Paralympics in Los Angeles will be different comparing with the 2015 Special Olympics World Games because of the these games for athletes with paralyzed disabilities has never been done before in Los Angeles.

And you think the Special Olympics athletes are WITHOUT disabiltiies?  :rolleyes:

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The Occulus at SoFi Stadium reminds me of how the circular inside rim of the 2008 Beijing National Stadium was creatively used to display a trail of videos and images as Li Ning “ran through the air”with the torch in the Opening Ceremony.

At the 2028 Los Angeles OC, the Occulus can also expected to be creatively integrated into the proceedings in a spectacular way, including the Parade of Nations.

2008 Opening Ceremony - circular inside rim of the stadium roof

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The Occulus at SoFi Stadium, venue of the 2028 LA Opening Ceremony

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1 hour ago, baron-pierreIV said:

Ya think?  Rim, Oculus, Aerostat, Vancouver 2010 round-cloud -- all same thing.  OF COURSE, they will use it.  Duh!! :rolleyes:  What do ya think it's there for decoration??

Someone commented on another blog (skyscrapercity.com), that the Occulus would inhibit the Opening Ceremony at SoFi Stadium which this notorious member also said was ugly.

Everyone is entitled to their opnion.  I have just copied my reply there over to this thread too for general interest in this LA28 thread on gamesbids.com around the Opening Ceremony in 2028.

Superbowl very soon also will put the Occulus to dazzling good use as well in the Half-Time Show.   LA28 organisers will no doubt be having a peek as well.

 

 

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33 minutes ago, AustralianFan said:

Superbowl very soon also will put the Occulus to dazzling good use as well in the Half-Time Show.   LA28 organisers will no doubt be having a peek as well.

Oh, no doubt about it - Wasserman is also the chair of the LA Super Bowl Host Committee

https://lasuperbowlhc.com/about/the-committee/

(scroll down to Board of Directors)

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