|Oh, I love watching the Miss Universe opening numbers especially those from the 1980's and the 1990's. Ever since I started watching Miss Universe on TV in 1969, I have always been fascinated by the Miss Universe opening numbers.
I remember we had a black & white TV back then but I did not care at all. All I cared about was if Misses So-and-so were getting close-up shots or if Misses This-and-that were in the front row during the opening number.
I did not even care about what the colors of the candidates' costumes were. I owned my first colored TV in 1979 and I realized, I really missed seeing all those colorful costumes and spectacular backgrounds when watching the shows in black & white during all those years.
Then in 1980, I bought a Sony Beta video recorder so I could watch the shows especially the opening numbers over and over again. My friends often came by to watch beauty pageants with me at my place during the '80s.
That's when one of them gave me a VHS video recorder as a gift. I still can't help but smile, every time I recall that moment when he said to me, "Why in the hell do you still own a Beta?" Every time we see each other now,
we always laugh about it. I personally like the opening numbers of the 1980's and the first halves of the 1990's wherein the candidates paraded on stage in their national costumes singing and dancing with gusto. I could even
figure out right away during these numbers who the frontrunners and the winner would be and most of the time I was right on target. The second halves of the 1990's opening numbers were nice, to say the least but I thought the candidates
had become less visible and the dancers or the musical guests had overtaken the stage completely away from them. And what about the opening numbers of the 2000's? Well, they were absolutely very different from the Miss Universe Beauty Pageant
opening numbers I used to know for sure. The only one I like so far in the 2000's was the music, choreography and the presentation of the 2005 opening number. ( veestarz )