Bizarre Opening Ceremony For Gotthard Base Tunnel In Switzerland

On June 1, 2016, 17 years after the first blast in the main shaft, the world’s longest railway tunnel officially opened. To celebrate the momentous occasion, Switzerland invited guests of honor from Switzerland and abroad to a very strange opening ceremony.
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+22 1. torbengb commented 5 years ago

When I read "bizarre" I thought, oh come on this is Switzerland, it can't be that weird.

Hoo-boy was I mistaken :O
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+12 2. Natan_el_Tigre commented 5 years ago

:O W...T...F...?!
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+8 3. cameramaster commented 5 years ago

I think its something only the Swiss could understand!
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+9 4. kirkelicious commented 5 years ago

#3 By the awkward looks on the faces of everyone in that tunnel, I doubt that there is much appreciation going on...
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+6 5. CiF commented 5 years ago

nothing to do with Switzerland, it's just the same as ALL commissioned art ... contemporary art... pathetic.
the duuuuuuumming down ...
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+7 6. smi commented 5 years ago

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+3 7. isitmeor commented 5 years ago

What a disgrace ! why did they have to ruin the image of this impressive construction and spit in the face of the thousands workers (and architects and so on) who worked hard there with this idiotic exhibition ?? Where were these public masterbaiter clowns when the hard work happened ?
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+3 8. snotraddict commented 5 years ago

Purportedly $9 million dollars, your tax dollars hard at work. :S
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-3 9. archer commented 5 years ago

WTF Switzerland why you do this wtf yall need jesus
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-2 10. remington commented 5 years ago

if someone paid them for that S... iwould want a refund, even worst if the EU paid for it i can see why most of the UK want out of the EU, If thats what their money pays for.
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+6 11. zongap commented 5 years ago

#10 the 12 billon "swiss franc" were mostly paid by the Swiss. Moreover, they are not part of the EU https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Member_state_of_the_European_Union
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+6 12. Wotty1 commented 5 years ago

This is terrible.
They gave the opening ceremony over to some PR agency who came up with this farce.
Whoever signed this off as a good idea needs sacking.
No recognition of the immense achievement by the engineers and workers on this project.
Absolutely appalling.
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+1 13. peacinu commented 5 years ago

#12 well at least is better than inviting Bieber or Kanye to sing for them.
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0 14. ChuckMaurice commented 5 years ago

Illuminatus !
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+1 15. thundersnow commented 5 years ago

Although the content of the performance may be debatable, because I saw a lot of symbolism to the essence of the Swiss spirit, taming the mountains, the wildlife, etc (but I could be wrong), still, the choreography was amazing and well performed.
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-3 16. AmazingNixxo commented 5 years ago

This is exactly how I imagine ISIS spending their free time.
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0 17. andyjk10 commented 5 years ago

sometimes i wonder. witchcraft is real
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0 18. remington commented 5 years ago

11 correct, my mistake, i was thinking only the EU would pay for that kind of thing and that no country would waste their own tax payers money on it.