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Where to watch the Olympics?

By johnboy - 6 August 2008 18

Which venue will be best for Olympic opening watching on Friday night?

Even if the whole event strikes you as a revolting farce the opening is still the most expensive spectacle ever staged, so probably worth a gander.

If I stay home I’ll end up wandering off to watch the comments pour in here and debate whether it’ll be Maelinar or DMD I finally crack and throw into moderation (or maybe both?) for their childish bickering and name calling.

So, suggestions for where to go out and watch?

What’s Your opinion?


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18 Responses to
Where to watch the Olympics?
G-Fresh 4:40 pm 07 Aug 08

I should think the Birds Nest would be the best place to watch it.

Overheard 4:21 pm 07 Aug 08

johnboy said :

Hillarious I’m sure.

But is O’Malley’s really the only option?

According to today’s BMA, Heuristic are playing O’Malley’s from 10pm (Opening Ceremony kick-off time). So unless Mitch is changing all the lyrics to synch up to the vision from Beijing, looks like you might be holding Granny’s wool for her, JB!

b2 11:12 am 07 Aug 08

I’ve heard that there will be some sort of big screen at UC

grunge_hippy 10:10 pm 06 Aug 08

surely the registered clubs will have something on a big screen of sorts… southern cross club, vikings, tradies or whatever side of town you’re on.

johnboy 10:03 pm 06 Aug 08

Hillarious I’m sure.

But is O’Malley’s really the only option?

Granny 10:02 pm 06 Aug 08

iCanberran said :

I hear they’ll be a group protesting at the Chinese embassy as the ceremony begins, so if you prefer a thermos of instant coffee and protest banners, that’s an option.

Protest = very tempting, but sorry I can’t ’cause BigDave’s coming over to hold my yarn while I knit.

*chortle snort*

iCanberran 8:52 pm 06 Aug 08

Starts at 9pm and goes for 5 hours. 4 beers an hour (conservative estimate), thats… 20! Celebrate!!!
I hear they’ll be a group protesting at the Chinese embassy as the ceremony begins, so if you prefer a thermos of instant coffee and protest banners, that’s an option.

thecman 8:48 pm 06 Aug 08

Thanks BigDave – don’t let the door hit you on the backside on your way out.

BigDave 7:03 pm 06 Aug 08

I’m not watching any of it. Athletics does absolutely nothing for me. Full of people whinging, blaming everyone else and generally getting the excuse book out when they lose. A fair part of that comes from the commentators on Channel 10 or whatever bunch of clowns are showing it this time round. Besides, it’s not about the Games now, it’s all political BS.

boomacat 6:31 pm 06 Aug 08

Pandy you are such a tart. Every new post on RiotACT is an opportunity for you to try to pick up.

Having said that, I’m totally easy. Not really interested in your scrapbook, but give me a mars bar and a bottle of coke and I’m all yours.

Overheard 6:29 pm 06 Aug 08

I watched the opening of the Sydney Olympics at O’Malley’s on the big screen. That was suitably rowdy, yet listenable, and within striking distance of many pints of Guinness. You need some distractions while there’s two hours of countries filing in to the stadium.

Not sure if they’re doing the same this year as the later hour might cut into their live music.

I won’t be there though, as I have a date with a microphone at The Merry Muse. (Small screen in the bar area might be on.)

Pandy 6:23 pm 06 Aug 08

I’ll show you my scrap book of Chinese children to adopt. You bring along the shiraz.

Whatsup 6:21 pm 06 Aug 08

lol

johnboy 6:04 pm 06 Aug 08

Generally I like to meet somewhere public on a first date Pandy.

Pandy 5:55 pm 06 Aug 08

My place

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