On June 1st, Switzerland unveiled the worlds longest and deepest railroad tunnel, the Gotthard Train Tunnel, with a deeply occult, illuminate, satanic ceremony. The show in Erstfeld, Switzerland included the attendance of hundreds of dignitaries including Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, Switzerland’s President Johann Schneider-Ammann, Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel and France’s President Francois Hollande.
Switzerland celebrated the opening of the world’s longest train tunnel, a 17-year project that cuts through the Alps and cost €11 billion to construct – but all anyone’s talking about is its ridiculous opening ceremony.
Efforts to highlight the incredible engineering accomplishment of the 2,300 meter-deep tunnel resulted in an utterly strange opening ceremony that reported cost €8 million.
Co-ordinated by German director Volker Hesse, the performances were supposed to represent various aspects of Swiss culture, but, at times, ended up resembling a Kanye West fashion show.
More than 600 actors reportedly took part in the show, which at one point, included a topless creepy-looking bird that hung over nine performers, representing the nine miners that lost their lives during the tunnel’s construction.
Soon after the elaborate performance began, viewers took to Twitter to ask the question on viewers’ lips: what is actually going on here?
…the Swiss project also managed to deliver the world’s longest and deepest train tunnel on time and within budget, so they were probably entitled to let off some steam.