The Only Moments From The Sochi Olympic Opening Ceremony Worth Watching

And so it begins...

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6. When the athletes came out country by country, according to the Russian alphabet. And you realized you should have paid more attention at the beginning of the show.

Teams are coming out in the alphabet order, but in the Russian alphabet order, so Zimbabwe was one of the first teams to have marched here.

Nataliya Vasilyeva@NatVasilyevaAP

Teams are coming out in the alphabet order, but in the Russian alphabet order, so Zimbabwe was one of the first teams to have marched here.

11:55 AM - 7 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

What's happening here? I thought the #Olympic ceremony was in alphabetical order. We just jumped from the B's to Hungary and Venezuela.

Niki Reitmayer@NikiReitmayer

What's happening here? I thought the #Olympic ceremony was in alphabetical order. We just jumped from the B's to Hungary and Venezuela.

11:45 AM - 7 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The Russian alphabet is more baffling than the Winter sport of curling.

Professional Heckler@HecklerForever

The Russian alphabet is more baffling than the Winter sport of curling.

12:28 PM - 7 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

10. When an athlete there to compete in an incredibly difficult sport went down while walking and you couldn't believe it was real.

The Opening Ceremony is off and tripping -

14. Which made you think of how much better Doge would be at this.

The olympic mascot reminds me of something #sochi

Jessica Elgot@jessicaelgot

The olympic mascot reminds me of something #sochi

12:41 PM - 7 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

16. When this choir dressed as police and sang Daft Punk.

18. When the stadium filled with the most beautiful balloons you've ever seen.

Absolutely STUNNING! #Sochi2014 #OpeningCeremony

Maia Shibutani@MaiaShibutani

Absolutely STUNNING! #Sochi2014 #OpeningCeremony

12:44 PM - 7 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

23. And you wondered who designed the flame to look like *something else.*

It's a flaming phallus. Sorry but it is. At least from this angle.

Matthew Pinsent@matthewcpinsent

It's a flaming phallus. Sorry but it is. At least from this angle.

01:55 PM - 7 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite