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    Posted on Jul 23, 2014

    31 Wonderfully Bizarre Moments From The Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony

    A gay kiss! Dancing teacakes! A baton that didn't work properly!

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    THE ENTIRE WORLD descended on to Celtic Park in Glasgow on Thursday night to be awed by the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony.

    Richard Heathcote / Getty Images

    (And collectively crossed their fingers that nothing would go too wrong.)

    1. It started with John Barrowman blasting his way into the stadium through a giant green kilt.

    Richard Heathcote / Getty

    2. It was a bit... crazy.

    BBC / vine.co

    That's right, he had a Scottish accent.

    3. This happened not long after.

    4. It was a bit of a random opening, to be honest.

    5. Especially the bit where this guy ran around with no kilt on.

    BBC / bbc.co.uk

    6. But it was wonderfully Scottish.

    7. Suddenly, out of nowhere, THIS happened!

    8. And everyone was overjoyed.

    Well done Scotland. John Barrowman in a same-sex kiss during the opening ceremony. Small, but significant act. #CommonwealthGames

    SimonNRicketts@SimonNRicketts

    Well done Scotland. John Barrowman in a same-sex kiss during the opening ceremony. Small, but significant act. #CommonwealthGames

    9:28 PM - 23 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    First a gay kiss now multiple gingers on national TV - #Glasgow2014 really is breaking down the discrimination barriers!!!

    Andrew Sharratt@Andrew_Sharratt

    First a gay kiss now multiple gingers on national TV - #Glasgow2014 really is breaking down the discrimination barriers!!!

    9:15 PM - 23 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    9. This was followed by the weirdest selfie of all time.

    10. That's right, it's the Loch Ness monster.

    11. Followed by children and cardboard sheep.

    12. And chair dancing.

    Phil Noble / Reuters

    13. And barrel throwing. BARREL THROWING.

    Yes, slag off opening ceremony, but let's face it, if any of us were asked it would be like that Simpsons episode where Homer designs a car

    Mark McDonald@markmcdsnp

    Yes, slag off opening ceremony, but let's face it, if any of us were asked it would be like that Simpsons episode where Homer designs a car

    9:20 PM - 23 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    14. The Queen literally drove into the stadium.

    Hannah Peters / Getty Images

    Parachuting into the stadium is so 2012.

    Would have been cooler and more scottish if Queen had arrived on her drugged up horse #CommonwealthGames

    Sathnam Sanghera@Sathnam

    Would have been cooler and more scottish if Queen had arrived on her drugged up horse #CommonwealthGames

    9:28 PM - 23 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    15. Susan Boyle forgot her words during her performance.

    Susan Boyle gets about 2 seconds into Mull of Kintyre and forgets the words. Awkward

    Eleanor Crooks@EleanorcrooksPA

    Susan Boyle gets about 2 seconds into Mull of Kintyre and forgets the words. Awkward

    9:22 PM - 23 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    16. But it did look absolutely beautiful outside.

    Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire/Press Association Images

    17. Then it was time for the athletes to come out, but OMFG there were DOGS leading out each country.

    BBC

    18. And they kind of stole the show.

    Mark Sutherland / SWNS

    19. In fact, "kinda" is an understatement.

    Phil Noble / Reuters

    20. Seriously now.

    It would seem the #CommonwealthGames #ScottieDogs are stealing the show. Here's a peak of team #Scotland chaperone!

    Caledonista@Caledonista

    It would seem the #CommonwealthGames #ScottieDogs are stealing the show. Here's a peak of team #Scotland chaperone!

    10:03 PM - 23 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Tomorrow evening's walk is going to be quite a let-down for these dogs.

    Andrew Cotter@MrAndrewCotter

    Tomorrow evening's walk is going to be quite a let-down for these dogs.

    10:07 PM - 23 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    21. Then the parade. Some of the athletes recorded their entrance to the stadium on their iPads.

    Taking photos on an iPad during an opening ceremony: nope.

    Jim Waterson@jimwaterson

    Taking photos on an iPad during an opening ceremony: nope.

    9:47 PM - 23 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    22. And others made the dreadful mistake of actually talking on the phone.

    BBC / vine.co

    23. Or they held their phone like this.

    Any athletes seen filming the opening ceremony, with a phone portrait rather than landscape, should be disqualified:

    The Media Blog@TheMediaTweets

    Any athletes seen filming the opening ceremony, with a phone portrait rather than landscape, should be disqualified:

    10:24 PM - 23 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    24. And then Scotland proudly marched through.

    Suzanne Plunkett / Reuters

    25. And while some people were not impressed by the ceremony...

    This is not what Mel Gibson died for #Glasgow2014

    Matt Spurdle@Spurdle2

    This is not what Mel Gibson died for #Glasgow2014

    9:18 PM - 23 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Pros: Gay kiss. Tea cakes. Dogs. Cons: Everything else. #openingceremony #CommonwealthGames #BBCGlasgow2014

    You name it@freiahill

    Pros: Gay kiss. Tea cakes. Dogs.

    Cons: Everything else.

    #openingceremony #CommonwealthGames #BBCGlasgow2014

    9:50 PM - 23 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    26. Everyone could agree that James McAvoy's eyes are absolutely everything.

    27. Sir Chris Hoy ran with the baton to meet the Queen. It was the climax of the whole night.

    Chris Jackson / Getty

    All that needed to happen was that the top baton to be pulled off. Why? Well, there was a scroll for the Queen to read inside.

    28. Problem? The top of the baton wouldn't come off.

    bbc.co.uk

    This went on for 20 seconds.

    29. The Queen was not impressed at this moment.

    30. OH, THANK GOODNESS.

    Blimey, that was like trying to solve a Rubik's cube! #phew

    Chris Hoy@chrishoy

    Blimey, that was like trying to solve a Rubik's cube! #phew

    11:46 PM - 23 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    31. Still, could have been worse.

    I never thought I'd be able to stand in the Celtic Board Room in front of the trophy case. . . with no pants.

    Rod Stewart@rodstewart

    I never thought I'd be able to stand in the Celtic Board Room in front of the trophy case. . . with no pants.

    10:57 PM - 23 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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