I admit it, my bets were totally hedged on the subject of the Olympics in Vancouver. For every thing I could name as either a tourist draw or a consolation to residents, there was something I could name that gave me the shudders. To be fair, the road closures are inconvenient, the exponentially amped security and police presence a little frightening, and the constant sound of hovering helis and screeching F18s made me skittish.
There has been so much to see and do — free music, free ziplining, free public art exhibits and lots of revelry. You don’t even have to be interested in sports to feel swept up by the spirit. Though how could you not when our Canadian athletes and artists alike are doing SO MUCH to make us proud!?
A few of the things I’m really looking forward to over the next few days include the BC Pavillion, the Irish House, the Instant Coffee Light Bar, Hot Art Card, and the music! Damien Marley, Tokyo Police Club, Girl Talk, Blue Rodeo, and Five Alarm Funk (where can you find out this stuff? Right here.)
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