At the rate things are going, we’re soon going to find out that Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny aren’t real and are just made up characters created to help sell toys and chocolate eggs. Remember a few weeks a go when there was a bit of an uproar over the fact the Chinese used CGI to enhance the opening ceremonies, and also had a little girl lip-sync “Ode to the Motherland” because the other girl was too ugly? Well, it turns out the Chinese weren’t doing anything new.
It seems that faking part of the opening ceremonies is quickly becoming a tradition, as it turns out not everything during the opening ceremony of the 2000 games in Sydney was real either. Much like your girlfriend, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra faked their performance as well.
From WCBS NEWSRADIO 880:
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra managing director Trevor Green confirmed on Friday that the 2000 opening ceremony performance had been prerecorded by both the Sydney and Melbourne orchestras, saying that steps must be taken to ensure mistakes aren’t made live during high-profile events.
“If you’ve got an event the size of the Olympics, and you’ve got billions and billions of people watching it, you definitely have a backing track and mime to it, because anything could go wrong,” Green said. “It’s just a ’safety first’ thing. … You cannot take the risk.”
Well, on the bright side, at least they didn’t use the Sydney orchestra over Melbourne’s because Melbourne’s was too ugly.
Still, this story is somewhat disturbing because I just don’t know what’s real anymore and what’s fake. Maybe the Olympics never even happened, and it was all just some sort of CGI-produced movie. Though I guess if that turns out to be the case, I can deal with it, because it was still an entertaining movie.
But I swear, if I find out that Miley Cyrus is lip-synching during her live performances, I’m going to kill myself.