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.

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

2. It was a bit... crazy.

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That's right, he had a Scottish accent.

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

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

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

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.

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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

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.

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