The best show I have ever seen!!!
What an absolutely incredible night. The film at the beginning, as though you were a bird racing over rivers, through London etc portraying a snapshot of Britain was jaw dropping. I loved the James Bond and the Queen arriving by helicopter scene - I really did believe for a moment that Her Majesty was going to arrive by parachute! Mr Bean was hilarious. Dizzie Rascal with 'Bonkers' was brilliant. The dancers spanning music over time were phenomenal. 15,000 volunteers took part - amazing stuff. Muhammad Ali, a 1960 Olympic gold medalist was there - awesome! Hundreds of nurses and patients represented the NHS performed, Pearly Kings and Queens, lots of Mary Poppins's floating down with their brollys, the list goes on. Athletes from all countries taking part paraded around the stadium in their national dress and carrying their flag. Sir Chris Hoy carried the flag for Great Britain. David Beckham brought the torch by boat to handover to Sir Steve Redgrave who then carried it into the stadium to hand it over to young atheletes who lit the beginning of the lighting of the cauldron, which was a show in itself! Sir Paul McCartney ended the show with 'Hey Jude' and firework finale.
Best write up that I have found is here: http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/olympics/news/london-olympics-2012-the-greatest-show-on-earth-and-its-only-just-begun-7982609.html
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