February 7, 2014

The World Stage

That Russian police choir performs during the Olympic opening ceremonies.

2 comments:

usoniaboy said...

Why does this make me cringe with embarrassment on their behalf? I started watching but I was so completely creeped out by this I had to turn it off.

To be clear, it has nothing to do with the quality of the performance. They have great voices.

Do I perceive this as just a desperate ploy to be perceived as cutting-edge or modern? Even the US has military bands and choirs that are typically quite good, but something is wrong here.

Irene said...

It's tied up with nostalgia for the Soviet era, I think.

Watch "Skyfall" to get the real creeps.