Sorry for the long delay in posts, folks! I know this one was a long time coming. This post covers the last few days of the Olympics. Although I was sick halfway through the Olympics, I decided to honour the rest of my commitments and go to all the events that I said I would. As a result, I continued to get even more and more sick. But hey, it was fun while it lasted, right? It’s a once in a lifetime experience and in retrospect, I can say I definitely enjoyed the Olympics to the fullest extent!
The last Thursday and Saturday nights of the Olympics were the Club Bud parties… the main Budweiser one and the Lululemon party. At the Lululemon party, it was so crazy that the VIP athlete/celebrity line was MAXED and lined up around the block, let alone the normal lineup! Crazy!
We got to see a number of athletes and celebrities including Mayor Gregor Robertson, Torah Bright, Mark Valley, and well… of course the sexy Budweiser girls.
I was also super stoked to see Canadian medallists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, Jessica Gregg, Marianne St. Gelais, and more. Also honourable mention to the Danish curling team… yes, the captain Madeleine Dupont is very famous for her appearance in a certain “calendar”. Take a look on Google.
The inside of the Lululemon party was super cool… they had a number of dancers and acrobats suspended from the sky. I brought my best friends Kim and Anna to the party. Kim actually owns a yoga studio in Vancouver and a number of her students and friends were the dancers on the ceiling!
Here’s me, Kim and Anna having an awesome time.
A huge number of my friends from business school in university flew into town to experience the Olympics. I can’t tell you how rad it was to see about 12 of my friends from school that I never get to see since they are all working in Toronto, New York, LA, etc. One of my best friends Erik was staying at our apartment, and so I inevitably got dragged along to party with him and the rest of our school friends. One of the nights we headed to Gossip nightclub to see Calvin Harris.
I’m not a huge DJ person, but the music was great and I also bumped into a couple of Allan’s friends there. Great atmosphere.
My friends of course managed to get a VIP booth which I happily tagged along and enjoyed!
So great to see everyone!
Afterwards Erik and I took a Pedi Cab home… that was fun.
On Saturday after the Lululemon party, Kim and Anna and I joined a couple more of my university friends at Barcelona Ultra Lounge where yes… they also had another VIP booth. Yeesh! These people know how to roll!
Here’s Robb, me and Erik. Thanks for having us guys! I was stone sober the entire night and it was pretty crazy to see them get kicked out multiple times, only somehow to get back to their booth. Note to self: Show up earlier.
The last day of the Olympics, Allan and I headed to the Hockey House to watch the Gold Medal game. We had tickets way in advance so thank goodness we weren’t paying the ridiculous amounts of money that people were paying to get tickets to that. We also managed to get there super early and so we got one of the 5 tables in the “non-VIP” area! Woohoo! We saw a number of Canadian athletes honoured for their medals…
… we saw Wide Mouth Mason perform…
… and the Odds, with so many guests!
We of course saw Canada win Gold, which was pretty much the greatest moment of my life. I bawled my eyes out for about 20 minutes straight. It was a proud moment. I will never forget it.
And best of all, we got to see Roberto Luongo after winning the Gold Medal with his beautiful daughter!
How cute is that little Luongo jersey?
Thanks for being so patient with me. I have lots more coming up to post over the next couple weeks including a couple of overdue snowboarding movies! We now resume our normal blogging… West coast, surfing, snowboarding, golf, Canucks, food, etc…. you know how it goes!