Carrara Stadium was entered by the athletes until the broadcast began and spent all of their service masked in darkness like Beattie as well as several different dignitaries took to extend praise.
Fearnley says he's loved every minute of every Games he's competed in.
It was, nearly inevitably, set by the Australian team, who put behind them their disappointing 2017 world championships by winning 28 swimming gold medals and 73 overall, well ahead of England's nine (24).
Fearnley and his teammates.
The Para Athletes accounted for five of the top podium placements while wrestling had three and athletics one.
"We can't let anything distract from that".
British Cycling performance director, Stephen Park, said: "We've been pleased by the performances of British riders on the Gold Coast, which have once again demonstrated the talent, determination and strength in depth that we have within British cycling. The team, crowds, staff and volunteers nailed it".
Fearnley then backed up those comments in an interview with SEN Radio.
'We shouldn't tear down people who want to do that'. "One less speech from me would have helped".
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Kurt did get his moment. I don&rsquo. It had been pretty peculiar, however exactly what do you really really do?
"We were driven by the welfare of athletes".
"I'm going to enjoy just not digging that extra little bit which I believe you have to if when you are going to race in the green and gold".
"The momentum went in my favour, I think he was kind of down on himself".
The ceremony was even criticised by Australian broadcasters..
Event organisers were slammed for not focusing on the athletes.
"They're actually wrecking a tradition that is so important and part of the Commonwealth Games", Griggs said, live on air.
"It was a shame that the flag-bearer wasn't recognised".
With lots of traditional music and dance, that showcased the vibrant and unique culture of Queensland and Australia, Gold Coast celebrated the successful completion of the region's biggest sporting extravaganza that they hoped would put their state on the world stage. Many athletes were seen leaving the stadium while the closing speeches were still in progress, reports Xinhua news agency.