So finally I had a chance to get tickets to watch the games (Athletics Finals) at the Bird’s Nest – for free! A friend of a friend of a friend who I met in Cambodia happens to work for Adidas which is a major sponsor to the Olympics so I managed to get in the park and the stadium.
But even just in the park alone (it’s so massive, I’m not kidding!) you have so many things to do. Unfortunately, not everybody can come in. Only those who had tickets can go in or those who have Olympic IDs. But since I had both of them, you can go in to any sponsor’s halls and just have fun!
Glimpse of the bird's nest
There were sexy drumbeaters clad in space suits performing on the Lenovo stage
The giant Chinese national Olympic jacket and my tiny self. The jacket was sold out so I had to literally grab the last one from the mannequin!
Spectacular spiraling screens showing the Olympic history on the Adidas Hall
Lit Chinese drums on the escalator up the McDonald’s Cube (yup, they have a version too of the Water Cube)
Dribblers and Chinese acrobats at the PICC (Insurance) stage
The spectacular GE hall which featured an electronic water screen
The Formula 1 Hall of BMW, Audi and Volkswagen
China Mobile’s Electronics Hall (You can watch the games through your phone!)
And the State Grid’s “Light” Hall
Now if only they had spas inside the park! You couldn't imagine the amount of walking we had exploring the area!
To my friend Lan, thank you so much for the chance of a lifetime! Beijing totally rocks!