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The Olympic open ceremony thread

I usually don't like watching opening ceremonies but this one is really nice. Very creative. Very impressive.
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Old 27.07.2012, 23:24
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Re: The Olympic open ceremony thread

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.
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Old 27.07.2012, 23:33
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Re: The Olympic open ceremony thread

Is the queen about to jump from a plane? Yep. Answered that one. She got down fast
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Old 27.07.2012, 23:50
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Re: The Olympic open ceremony thread

I am lost
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Old 27.07.2012, 23:52
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Old 27.07.2012, 23:54
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No olympic Bevor Christ
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Old 27.07.2012, 23:57
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Re: The Olympic open ceremony thread

Coronation street next
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Re: The Olympic open ceremony thread

Impressive showcase for Britain, very creative and systematic. Nice job.
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Re: The Olympic open ceremony thread

I'm feeling just a tiny bit homesick.

Never thought that would happen...
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Old 28.07.2012, 00:23
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Re: The Olympic open ceremony thread

Best part so far: Mr Bean
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Re: The Olympic open ceremony thread

Brilliant - did us really proud

(shame about so many athletes chewing gum though )

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Re: The Olympic open ceremony thread

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

What a show!
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Re: The Olympic open ceremony thread

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.
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Re: The Olympic open ceremony thread

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

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!
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Re: The Olympic open ceremony thread

Switzerland wearing grey suits...really now?
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Re: The Olympic open ceremony thread

Should they not be black?

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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!
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Re: The Olympic open ceremony thread

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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.
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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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