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kev wrote on 30-07-2012 10:36 AM
As a Brit or someone who knows British culture then I assume you'd identify with the opening ceremony and it would be amazing. I certainly thought it was. But I can imagine a lot of people around the world watching a bunch of kids being wheeled around on beds thinking, "what the fuck is that". Teh reviews I've read around the web have been mostly positive, but there were a lot of people left totally bemused and confused about what it all meant.
While it was good and very entertaining I still think Beijing deserves to be remembered as pretty spectacular. The drummers were leagues ahead of anything seen at the London opening ceremony. Watch this clip again and you can't help but be gobsmacked. It's a phenomenal work of art.
We could never have competed with Beijing so I guess Danny Boyle was looking for a quirky ceremony for the GB launch, and I reckon he hit the nail bang on the head - history, humour, sad times, happy times, inclusion and most of all looking to the future.
Very impressed by the whole opening ceremony, #savethesurprise added to the build-up, master stroke getting our future hopefuls to light the flame.
And I was equally impressed spending Saturday at the Olympic Park - it looks amazing and there is a great atmosphere amongst all the visitors and the Olympic team. Shame watching the men's cycling on the big screens, but we were back home to cheer the girls on Sunday which turned out to be the first medal result.
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