No thigh-slapping musical whip crackers after all

A couple of months ago, we here at PTSD reported on the tiff between the organisers of the opening ceremony of the upcoming World Cup (of proper football) in Germany and the Bavarian folk dancers (who thought their 45-second long appearance wouldn't be long enough to showcase their thigh-slapping talents)

Well, imagine our surprise when there was an announcement made yesterday saying that the entire opening ceremony has now been cancelled. So, not only do we not get to see any of the dancers but no whip-crackers and no ceremonial gun firing either.

Why was it cancelled, you ask? Apparently FIFA (the governing body of world football) decided the ceremony would damage the grass of the Olympic stadium in Berlin. I guess those thigh-slappings would have been rather tough on the grass but couldn't FIFA have figured this out months beforehand instead of leaving us with just the football to look forward to?


At 1/19/2006 11:06 AM, Blogger Elizabeth said...

That's so sad. It's like cancelling the Superbowl halftime show. Or the commercials.

At 1/19/2006 12:48 PM, Blogger Priya said...

I've never actually watched the Superbowl. Three years in America and I'm still not nationalised enough.


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