31 Wonderfully Bizarre Moments From The Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony

A gay kiss! Dancing teacakes! A baton that didn’t work properly!

THE ENTIRE WORLD descended on to Celtic Park in Glasgow on Thursday night to be awed by the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony.

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(And collectively crossed their fingers that nothing would go too wrong.)

1. It started with John Barrowman blasting his way into the stadium through a giant green kilt.

It started with John Barrowman blasting his way into the stadium through a giant green kilt.

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2. It was a bit… crazy.

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That’s right, he had a Scottish accent.

3. This happened not long after.

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4. It was a bit of a random opening, to be honest.

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5. Especially the bit where this guy ran around with no kilt on.

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6. But it was wonderfully Scottish.

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7. Suddenly, out of nowhere, THIS happened!

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8. And everyone was overjoyed.

SimonNRicketts @SimonNRicketts

Well done Scotland. John Barrowman in a same-sex kiss during the opening ceremony. Small, but significant act. #CommonwealthGames

Andrew Sharratt @Andrew_Sharratt

First a gay kiss now multiple gingers on national TV – #Glasgow2014 really is breaking down the discrimination barriers!!!

9. This was followed by the weirdest selfie of all time.

This was followed by the weirdest selfie of all time.

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10. That’s right, it’s the Loch Ness monster.

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11. Followed by children and cardboard sheep.

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12. And chair dancing.

And chair dancing.

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13. And barrel throwing. BARREL THROWING.

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bbc.co.uk Mark McDonald @markmcdsnp

Yes, slag off opening ceremony, but let's face it, if any of us were asked it would be like that Simpsons episode where Homer designs a car

14. The Queen literally drove into the stadium.

The Queen literally drove into the stadium.

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Parachuting into the stadium is so 2012.

Sathnam Sanghera @Sathnam

Would have been cooler and more scottish if Queen had arrived on her drugged up horse #CommonwealthGames

15. Susan Boyle forgot her words during her performance.

Eleanor Crooks @EleanorcrooksPA

Susan Boyle gets about 2 seconds into Mull of Kintyre and forgets the words. Awkward

16. But it did look absolutely beautiful outside.

But it did look absolutely beautiful outside.

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17. Then it was time for the athletes to come out, but OMFG there were DOGS leading out each country.

Then it was time for the athletes to come out, but OMFG there were DOGS leading out each country.

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18. And they kind of stole the show.

And they kind of stole the show.

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19. In fact, “kinda” is an understatement.

In fact, "kinda" is an understatement.

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20. Seriously now.

Jim Waterson @jimwaterson

Taking photos on an iPad during an opening ceremony: nope.

22. And others made the dreadful mistake of actually talking on the phone.

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23. Or they held their phone like this.

Orchid Digital Ltd @OrchidDigital

Are James McAvoy's eyes really that blue!?

27. Sir Chris Hoy ran with the baton to meet the Queen. It was the climax of the whole night.

Sir Chris Hoy ran with the baton to meet the Queen. It was the climax of the whole night.

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All that needed to happen was that the top baton to be pulled off. Why? Well, there was a scroll for the Queen to read inside.

28. Problem? The top of the baton wouldn’t come off.

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This went on for 20 seconds.

29. The Queen was not impressed at this moment.

The Queen was not impressed at this moment.

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30. OH, THANK GOODNESS.

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bbc.co.uk Chris Hoy @chrishoy

Blimey, that was like trying to solve a Rubik's cube! #phew