Olympic Opening Ceremony Features Most Awesome Fireworks, Lang Lang Outfit Ever

Hey, the opening ceremony has already happened! Though they won't be broadcast on NBC until tonight, the ceremonies apparently were a smashing success. NBC is pulling down YouTube clips left and right, but we found some on a international video sites. The Zhang Yimou–directed ceremony featured some of the scariest goddamned fireworks we have ever seen (at 3:10, above). And, as anticipated, Liberace-esque Chinese pianist Lang Lang performed, wearing, wire photos suggest, his silliest outfit ever. Our inner 12-year-old boy — and our inner 65-year-old woman — are totally excited to watch this.

Hey, the opening ceremony has already happened! Though they won't be broadcast on NBC until tonight, the ceremonies apparently were a smashing success. NBC is pulling down YouTube clips left and right, but we found some on a international video sites. The Zhang Yimou–directed ceremony featured some of the scariest goddamned fireworks we have ever seen (at 3:10, above). And, as anticipated, Liberace-esque Chinese pianist Lang Lang performed, wearing, wire photos suggest, his silliest outfit ever. Our inner 12-year-old boy — and our inner 65-year-old woman — are totally excited to watch this.

Lang Lang photos after the jump!

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Photos: Getty Images

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