Oh in the old Maple Leaf Gardens for the anthem before a game they did that. Actually that’s a good idea. It always looks lame for the flags to totally limp going straight down in a stadium as I have seen so often in past games.
The little girl flying through the air with the kite was impressive, but not as much as the flying people at the Torino Closing Ceremonies. They used giant blast fans to lift people in the air without the aid of wires. THAT was cool.