The festivities started off with speeches by the CEO of USOC, Scott Blackmon, and then the announcement by Chief Marketing Officer Lisa Baird about the Raise the Flag program (very cool, more on that later)...
This amazing performance artist was the first entertainment, He had a DJ with very driviing music and he painted to the music. Cool shades, paint spattered jeans, dancing and painting at once...
Definitely not his first rodeo... paint spattered everywhere!!!
But check out the painting he made!
Here's a photo of some progress. We got to stand right in front of the stage in front of the media with all the US Olympians who were there.
This whole thing took maybe 10 minutes and definitely got us all dancing!
The last picture I took before the 1948 Olympians were honored.