Monday, 13 August 2012
An alternative assessment of the closing ceremony of the London Olympic Games and the Olympic Legacy
I am late very very late, in fact it is tomorrow now because of this …….AH. Anyway the reason for this late diary entry was to watch the closing ceremony of the London Olympic Games to see how it faired. It all went remarkably well as it happens; although on a personal level, I sort of felt they tried to squeeze a bit much in.
As always happens in these things the athletes took just a bit longer than they are meant too to get into place and the subtle herding towards the end got a bit less subtle. And it all got off to a flying start with loads of good music and clever little quirky classic British stuff. But then it sort of just lost its way as it run into Fat Boy slim and the like.
But then all was saved by Eric Idle Singing 'Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life' a true classic of what
about and the perfect song to confuse a fair percentage of the worlds countries.
And Brian May was really good too, just a shame that Freddie is dead; a bit
like John Lennon, what I particularly liked about John Lennon’s performance was
that although he is dead he did a much better job of it than Paul did at the
I thought it rather interesting that bearing in mind the Olympic stance on Drug taking that a fair number of the featured music was from groups and musicians who have over the years taken one or two substances that would be a little frowned on in the test lab. I also thought that the roller-skating nuns was a sneaky and cunning way to upset one or two of the more strict catholic countries, along with the some of the more scantily clad people. However we did throw in some morris dancers just so they know us Brits are WELL COOL and a man on a high wire who set fire a shop clothes dummy……. Yes only us Brits would do that….
Sadly I saw the spice girls but they were not on long and seem to have lost the knack a bit (maybe it just me, I was never a fan)
I rather liked the little
Rio bit the classic seventies flared cat suits and afro
hair was brill as was Elvis. You see Rio were able to raise Elvis from the dead,
now that really is Cool, we tried to trump this with a neat trick at the end by
putting The Who centre stage, a damn clever move they no doubt remember those flared
cat suits and Elvis like it was yesterday.
Talking of yesterday, this is yesterdays diary entry because today is today …….. DAMN I said that at the start ……..GOODNIGHT ALL.