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A kiss stole the show at the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony

Posted by Dina Rickman in sport
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People had high hopes for the opening ceremony of the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth games.

They began to fade pretty soon after the event started.

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So much tartan.

There was an inflatable Loch Ness monster.


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So much tartan.

And giant Tunnock's Teacakes...

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So. Much. Tartan.

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But this nod to equal marriage stole the show:

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It is a crime to be gay in 42 of the 53 Commonwealth countries - which is why John Barrowman kissing a male bride at a mock Gretna Green was so important.

As for the rest of the ceremony? People were delighted to see Rod Stewart perform.

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(You could see a lot more of him in this backstage pic on Twitter)

The Queen didn't parachute in...

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She did however look much happier than she did during the London 2012 Olympic ceremony.

And each team of athletes was led in by a Scottish terrier.

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Pretty much.

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