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the longest day


The longest day of the year! Summer's here! (okay, enough with the rhyming! Does he not have enough with the senseless rambling?)

Heh.

23:10, and the sky behind the clouds is still tinted dark blue. The last of the day's light is quickly disappearing.

Anyway, I was watching on and off the opening ceremony of the Special Olympics. The Corrs were great, as was Riverdance (never seen that many dancers all at once! I was so surprised at how fast they appeared--there must have been some 200 dancers on stage). And at the end, of course, U2, which gave good performances of One and Pride (In the name of Love). Through Pride Bono replaced a number of verses with references to the Olympics, and June 21st (at which point I realized the date!) and then at the end he walked off the stage leaving the band in a holding pattern and he escorted Nelson Mandela to the stage (with some very serious-looking security guard walking close behind). A great moment, in the trademark Bono style.

I walked in town on silver spurs that jingled to...

:-)

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Posted by diego on June 21 2003 at 10:53 PM

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