Yes it was camp as fuck, yes it was sickeningly stereotypical but it was probably the most important commonwealth opening ceremony ever.

In 42 of 54 of the commonwealth countries being a homosexual will see you put in prison, even executed. What did Scotland do?
Well, we brought out our biggest gay and our biggest lesbian, paraded them around on a tartan bus singing and got 2 men to kiss infront of an estimated audience of 1 billion people.

Sook ma tartan plooms.