I like competitions approximately 1000 times more than exhibitions, so there were just a few things I really enjoyed in the gala. Nathan Chen was the highlight. WOW, what an amazing young athlete. He sounded so focused.
I also loved Johnny ... I never get sick of "Poker Face," it's one of the most stunning exhibitions I've ever seen.
Evora and Ladwig were beautiful. Are their lifts the best in the bus?
I also loved the gathering of past OGMS, especially seeing the old ones some of whom I didn't even know were still alive!
Besides that, everything else blended together for me in an endless stream of shoulder wiggling and vamping to music that all sounded alike. I do take my hat off to Evan, D/W and young Nathan (who couldn't live with his mistakes in the competition!) who dared to do their competition numbers in this gala.
I missed the first 18 minutes so I may have overlooked something stellar. They seem to have omitted Sasha, so phooey on them.
On to Vancouver!