Like millions of other Americans, I am currently watching the Opening Ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The parade of athletes is going on, and the Americans should be on in about 30 minutes.
The ceremonies have really lived up to the hype. The massive LED screen that was rolled out across the stadium floor really was amazing. The fireworks were excellent -- and I enjoyed the "footprint" effect as fireworks walked across Beijing toward the stadium.
The biggest surprise for me was Sarah Brightman. Apparently, she's popular in China. At any rate, she did a nice job.
Now, let's see how they light the torch...