Friday, June 5, 2009

Special Olympics 2009

Tonight, I took Dad to a Pep Band gig that's usually pretty interesting - the opening ceremonies for the Maryland Special Olympics Summer Games. Unfortunately, it didn't turn out to be as interesting as it has been in the past. It was raining outside, so they canceled the Parade of Delegates. It's kind of like the regular Olympics' Parade of Nations, only by county. The ceremony itself was disjointed, with things being stopped (like the introduction of the Delegates), and other things being inserted in the middle (in this case, the introduction of the Color Guard units), and then the other thing being restarted. The Judges', Coaches', and Players' Oaths were separated, when in the past they followed each other in succession, which makes more sense to me. The raising of the Special Olympics flag was started, then something happened, then a little bit later it was restarted. I don't know what happened, but the "pretty cool" function that I dragged Dad to turned out to be not as cool as advertised.

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