With the intense two-week romance that was the 2010 Olympics still fresh in the minds of Vancouverites, the city tried desperately to rekindle the spark with last week’s anniversary celebrations. Like many flings, this last ditch effort to keep the flames alive was doomed from the start.
Compared to the excitement of February 2010, February 2011 was destined to be a let down. It seems that even the Gods knew this was inevitable and gave us the weather to prove it. While the Olympics were unseasonably dry and warm—perfect for exploring Vancouver and taking in the beauty of the city—last weekend was wet. More than wet, it was wet by Vancouver standards. Even those who braved the weather and went downtown to witness the anniversary celebrations were met with less than stellar events. The Canadian Mint did not have the medals on display and there was a noticeable lack of excitement at Robson Square.
Olympics, I think enough is enough. We had some good times and I’ve still got the pictures and credit card bills to prove it. But I think it’s time we went our separate ways. I know that it’s London’s chance with you now and I need to accept that. If anyone needs me I’ll be in bed eating ice cream… watching the Crosby goal… on a continual loop. Break ups suck.