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A kiss stole the show at the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony

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John Barrowman kisses a man at the 2014 Commonwealth games opening ceremony

People had high hopes for the opening ceremony of the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth games.

They began to fade pretty soon after the event started.

John Barrowman performs on stage at the Commonwealth Games 2014 opening ceremony So much tartan.

There was an inflatable Loch Ness monster.


An inflatable Loch Ness monster on stage at the 2014 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony So much tartan.

And giant Tunnock's Teacakes...

A giant Tunnock's tea cake at the 2014 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony So. Much. Tartan.

A man wearing a giant Tunnock's tea cake on his head at the 2014 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony

But this nod to equal marriage stole the show:

John Barrowman kissing a male bride at a mock Gretna Green at Commonwealth Games 2014 Opening Ceremony 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.

Rod Stewart backstage at the 2014 Commonwealth Games without trousers

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

The Queen didn't parachute in...

Her Majesty the Queen arrives at the Commonwealth Games 2014 in a Rolls Royce

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.

Commonwealth Games 2014 athletes was led in by a Scottish terrier

Commonwealth Games 2014 athletes was led in by a Scottish terrier

Pretty much.

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