Monday, July 30, 2012

Opening Ceremony

I actually thought it was fab, as far as I am concerned Danny Boyle got it just right. I have heard people say it was too British, while one Tory MP called it multicultural crap.

Personally, I don't see how our Olympic ceremony can be called too British, there were lots of dancers from all different races, religions, cultures and backgrounds. The immigration of people from the Caribbean was positively celebrated, our NHS and industrial age were well represented and as Brits, we 'got' the humour.

I especially loved the Bond/Liz scenario, and it was quite funny to look out of my daughters window and see the helicopter hovering over the stadium and watch the parachutists jump out. Good on the queen for being a good sport, shame she never smiled much and picked her finger nails, but she is 86 and has just finished a grueling jubilee tour. I especially found the Emili Sande rendition of Abide me me very emotional.

Yes Mr Boyle, you got it right. It made me proud to be British, and of course, playing Bubbles made me proud to be an East London Girl

Bits I loved
Emili Sande
The cauldron
Using the waterways to deliver the torch
Lighting of the cauldron by our future athletes

Bits that drove me mad
The procession took too long
The BBC cut out a lot of the fireworks
My Dad having to leave my daughters early because he was tired (Bless him, this is why I had to rely on the BBC to see the fireworks although I heard them alright!!!)

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