Drones light up the sky at Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony

It’s on. After a year-long delay, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics have finally begun, albeit in the shadow of COVID-19. The opening ceremony today at the $1.5 billion Olympic Stadium was an extravaganza that was both celebratory and subdued. But our favorite part came right toward the end when more than 1,800 drones took to the skies to form a globe over the stadium as artists from five continents sang Imagine.

Drone shows for the win

A great alternative to fireworks, drone light shows can really turn it up a notch with hundreds of light-equipped drones flying around the sky in formation, creating shapes, objects, words, and anything else you could think of.

At the Olympics, the drone show came in the backdrop of artists Angélique Kidjo, Alejandro Sanz, John Legend, Keith Urban, and the Suginami Children’s Choir bringing all five continents together at the Opening Ceremony. Hundreds of millions of people watching the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 were treated to an emotional…