Saturday, July 28, 2012

2012 Olympics Opening Ceremonies

I decided to watch a bit of the opening ceremonies last night. Thought I would catch a bit of it, while puttering around catching up on a few things around the house.

It didn't work out that way.....

That show? Was absolutely, totally AMAZING. It caught me, and didn't let go. 4-1/2 hours later, when it ended, I was finally able to turn off the TV and head for bed.

The scenarios, the pyrotechnics, the pageantry - - amazing. Absolutely, totally amazing.

The parts I like best?
  • Rowan Atkinson as Mr. Bean as a keyboard player with the London Symphony Orchestra. Hilarious.
  • Daniel Craig as James Bond, with Her Majesty the Queen, heading to the arena by helicopter, and her (supposedly) parachuting into the games.
  • Paul McCartney's voice cracking with emotion as he began singing "Hey Jude." Seeing a star of his caliber chocking up with emotion like that really showed a real, down-to-earth side of the man. Cheers to you, Sir Paul.
 All in all, it was a grand welcome to all the athletes from the 204 countries they are representing in the games.

Well done, London. Well done, indeed!

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