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Expo 86 30th Anniversary...what to do

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Well, a few City of Vancouver councilors wanted a party to celebrate but nothing came of it....so...if you want to mark the 30th anniversary of Expo 86 then you can do one of two things....visit the Museum of Vancouver's small Expo 86 exhibit ( http://www.metronews.ca/news/vancouver/2016/04/14/recollecting-expo-86-on-display-at-museum-of-vancouver-.html ) or head to Science World -the old Expo Centre theme pavilion and see RAINBOW WAR or A FREEDOM TO MOVE movies showing on Saturday April 30 and Monday May 1st.  

I still have my NASA official blue space overalls that was the inside uniform for US Pavilion guides at Expo 86...dare I even attempt to put it on now?  :-P


http://bobbea.com/expo-86/usa001.jpg

http://vancouver.24hrs.ca/2016/04/12/science-world-hosts-day-to-celebrate-expo-86

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I think that is a great idea...it would be great if the BC Pavilion could bring you back for a slide presentation and a talk before they destroy the rest of the BC pavilion to make way for more condos.

I am pissed that the BC Pavilion complex has not survived.  It was made to last but wasn't really taken care of properly.

When I was accepted as a host in the BC Pavilion,  we toured the under construction pavilion in January 1986 and it was fantastic.  So well thought out with some incredibly creative displays. 

 

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Well, it was actually a fun time.  But not the crowds that I thought...

Here is a slideshow of what was happening yesterday at Science World and the Museum of Vancouver...enjoy.

PS...May 2nd (today) was the opening of the fair 30 years ago! 

https://tripwow.tripadvisor.com/tripwow/ta-0848-ab08-6685?lb

 

 

Rainbow War Movie from Canadian Pacific Pavilion - https://vimeo.com/145736284

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That's a great song to listen to in the full production with all the trumpets - the kind of thing that would be used for the opening of any great public exposition and could be used as an advertising meme.  On the other hand, I think the mood change, long bridges, and getting to the catchy repetitious part later makes it unlikely to get people humming along. I still think "Meet Me in St. Louis" is the best expo-related song ever written. Even though it says practically nothing factual about the expo (and neither do the 6 comical verses, which are never sung), the mood of the simple chorus is perfect and the urge to sing along is practically irresistible. 

 

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Actually, I think you are right.  But as someone who is not a sophisticated music person, I liked the bells and whistles and the build up in the SOMETHINGS HAPPENING HERE song  I was disappointed with the songs at Expo 88, 89 and 92.  Same type of thing but not as exciting. 

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