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Tartan and Teacakes

29 July 2014
So I think it's about time we address that situation that I've been rambling on about excitedly to anyone and everyone who would listen - I danced in the Opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games and it was absolutely incredible.

I first spoke about the fact that I was actually going to be performing in the opening ceremony in this post here and whilst things over here on my blog have remained fairly calm and controlled, I feel a medal or some form of greater reward should be given to my friends and family who have had to listen to me incessantly ramble on and on..and on some more. A gold star for all of you poor souls, really.

And whilst I was sworn to secrecy in the build up to the opening ceremony, not only on all forms of social media, blogs etc., I also wasn't allowed to tell my family and friends a thing, which let me tell you, is a lot harder than it sounds!

If you haven't seen the opening ceremony or at least clips of it, then I'll assume you've been living under some form of rock or trapped on a desert island far, far away. On the other hand, if you live in a country where the Commonwealth Games isn't really a thing then you can click this handy link where Buzzfeed have conveniently summarised it all for you.

I'm going to keep things short and sweet for you all because I know for a fact I could write about 10 posts and still not have said everything I wanted to say about the ceremony and the whole experience - I'll try my best, I promise.

First things first, I was one of the dancers for Rod Stewart and from an aerial perspective, my group looked like this

(Photo Credit: BBC)

In an organised mess, we all then headed on up to the stage to join Rod and by some sheer luck, I have managed to get myself (kinda) in a photo with Rod Stewart...

(Photo Credit: Glasgow 2014)

So there's Rod, and then in that little red circle, you can see my near enough transparent arm which leads up to the top half of my head, blocked off by the guy beside me and his flailing arms - I can't blame him, it was all very exciting. We then danced some more, sang a little and got showered by glitter (a total diva moment) whilst Rod did his thing. Some of that glitter still lives on with me a week later, appearing in all sorts of places, including, my shoes, bras and socks as well as sticking itself onto every single piece of furniture it can get its shimmering hands on. A girl can't complain though. A kind person in the audience managed to film the majority of our performance, so if you haven't seen that then you can click here to see Rod and us doing our thing, one glitter shower at a time (all credit to the video uploader of course).

All in all though, the whole experience and being a part of something this huge was just incredible. To go from having to quit dancing due to injury two years ago, to then dance in front of a stadium of 40,000 people and a live televised audience of 1.5 billion was just unbelievable - definitely a once in a lifetime experience. I can honestly say that I have met some of the most amazing people and people who I hope to stay friends with for many years. When I first applied, I could never have imagined the sheer scale of it all and just how enjoyable the whole experience would be and I'm actually so sad that it's all over. It's not even been a week yet and I still miss getting up stupidly early to get home at even later times of the night and all the dancing in between. To the cast and crew of People Make Glasgow - thank you for everything.

Until next time!
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