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k_and_e 27.07.2012 23:21

The Olympic open ceremony thread
 
I usually don't like watching opening ceremonies but this one is really nice. Very creative. Very impressive.

TiMow 27.07.2012 23:24

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So far, so good.

Drumming is great - as is the music ..... continually building towards a crescendo, yet never quite getting there ...... oh it just has.

BrianJW 27.07.2012 23:33

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Is the queen about to jump from a plane? Yep. Answered that one. She got down fast :D

cannut 27.07.2012 23:50

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I am lost :msnshock:

TiMow 27.07.2012 23:52

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Quote:

Originally Posted by cannut (Post 1619998)
I am lost :msnshock:

That's BC for yer.

cannut 27.07.2012 23:54

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Quote:

Originally Posted by TiMow (Post 1619999)
That's BC for yer.

No olympic Bevor Christ :D

cannut 27.07.2012 23:57

Re: The Olympic open ceremony thread
 
Coronation street next :p

DUTCH 28.07.2012 00:10

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Impressive showcase for Britain, very creative and systematic. Nice job.

HIAO 28.07.2012 00:15

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I'm feeling just a tiny bit homesick.

Never thought that would happen...

gata 28.07.2012 00:23

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Best part so far: Mr Bean :D

Odile 28.07.2012 00:27

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Brilliant - did us really proud:msngrin:

(shame about so many athletes chewing gum though :()

AbFab 28.07.2012 00:40

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Didn't want to even watch it, but somehow found myself glued.

What a show!

Assassin 28.07.2012 00:45

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Nice ceremony and visual treats. Shame about all the athletes walking around the track at less than impressive speeds .....

Waiting for the loudest applause of the night when Iran and Syria are presented to the partisan Eastender crowds.

NewOneINseefeld 28.07.2012 01:05

Re: The Olympic open ceremony thread
 
Booooring...
Mr. Bean was the best part...

superbat 28.07.2012 01:19

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i am enjoying this ceremony very much..i love when the hosting nation shows its culture,its history,and what it's recognized for,the music,the writers,the actors,the city....i love to see the pure fire in the athletes eyes...and the smiles on their faces...i love to see all the colours the different cultures bring..it is one of the moment all the world is here and now,it won't last long,i know...but i hope there will always be many more moments like this,when we re all in the same place,seeing all the beauty manhood can create,like this mega show,i can't imagine what it's like to put up such a huge thing like this one...i'm going to have a cool bier now,enjoy the rest of the show!:rolleyes:

lost_inbroad 28.07.2012 01:43

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Switzerland wearing grey suits...really now? :D

Lou 28.07.2012 01:44

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Should they not be black?

Quote:

Originally Posted by lost_inbroad (Post 1620036)
Switzerland wearing grey suits...really now? :D


quark 28.07.2012 01:45

Re: The Olympic open ceremony thread
 
Interesting to hear what non-Brits thought of it, because I thought a lot of the cultural references were a bit obscure if you hadn't grown up with UK television and history.

I liked that it was very different to previous opening ceremonies. It would have been really tempting to try and rip off Beijing or Sydney's ideas, and end up not doing it as well as they did - but a parachuting queen, meadows being destroyed by chimneys and a dance-off between nurses, goblins and Mary Poppins were original if nothing else!

bedevil 28.07.2012 01:53

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Quote:

Originally Posted by NewOneINseefeld (Post 1620025)
Booooring...
Mr. Bean was the best part...

Glad I'm not the only one that found the ceremonies underwhelming. I thought they could have done a much better job with the ideas they had.

Ace1 28.07.2012 01:58

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Quote:

Originally Posted by quark (Post 1620039)
Interesting to hear what non-Brits thought of it, because I thought a lot of the cultural references were a bit obscure if you hadn't grown up with UK television and history.

I think you perhaps underestimate just how far-reaching UK TV and history have bean [sic).

Didn't watch it myself - far too busy round friends' house drinking beer...


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