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Monday, 13 August 2012

London 2012 Closing Ceremony

WARNING: You may want to stand back a little for this post, I plan on being effusive, possibly even sentimental, though I hope to stop short of gushing, because that's just embarrassing.

Wow! Wow! Wow! I didn't think the opening ceremony could be topped, but then came the closing ceremony!
London landmarks, a London rush hour, music performed from the backs of lorries, Bentleys, mopeds and taxis, and Timothy Spall in the guise of Churchill, emerging from the top of 'Big Ben', with Stomp doing their thing in the background.
The start was good, the concert that followed was epic. So many great artists: Elbow, Pet Shop Boys, Madness, Annie Lennox, Jessie J, Kaiser Chiefs, Brian May, Muse, George Michael, Take That, The Who, even Freddie Mercury and John Lennon contributed. The opening bars of 'Wish You Were Here' got me all excited, until I realised the only Pink Floyd member present was drummer, Nick Mason - David Gilmour, wish you'd been there.
And then there was Eric Idle, the human cannonball - I'm going to be whistling 'Always Look on the Bright Side of Life' for days now!
I'm going to have to buy the DVD of the evening, because our recorder only recorded erratically. He who fixes the computer confessed it was his fault for using the quick programme (? There are different programmes?) but he hastened to point out that a professionally edited recording would remove all trace of the annoying BBC presenters' banal interruptions.
Hope you all enjoyed it, and I hope I avoided gushing!
It's all finished to perfection with Team GB's own production of 'Don't Stop Me Now'. Loving Chris Hoy, and Victoria Pendleton as a tiger, and the Brownlee brothers, duelling it out with water pistols!
Thanks and congratulations Team GB!

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