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Olympic Opening Ceremony on BBC1 NOW........for four hours!!

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onceinalifetime Fri 08-Aug-08 12:54:47

Mixed feelings about the Olympics being in China but I am strangely fascinated by the opening ceremony - it's on live now for 4 horus [stifles yawn] and then highlights at 7pm.

beansprout Fri 08-Aug-08 12:56:48

These things never really work on the telebox.

But then again, I don't have one of those Odeon screen 3 jobbies. grin

onceinalifetime Fri 08-Aug-08 12:59:56

Scary levels of discipline - 2008 drummers drumming........can't even co-ordinate loading the washing machine today...[wanders off to do something vaguely useful]

MaryAnnSingleton Fri 08-Aug-08 13:04:07

God that drumming/lighting countdown was fab !!

CvQ Fri 08-Aug-08 13:05:56

we are glued to it.amazing!

MaloryDontDiveItsShallow Fri 08-Aug-08 13:08:00

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wheresthehamster Fri 08-Aug-08 13:09:26

Those rings - brilliant!

MrsJamin Fri 08-Aug-08 13:09:59

isn't it brilliant? Going to just have it on in the background this afternoon.

MaloryDontDiveItsShallow Fri 08-Aug-08 13:10:13

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MaryAnnSingleton Fri 08-Aug-08 13:10:13

having lunch in front of it...despite myself (am not interested esp in Olympics) I found my eyes prickle at the very beginning

onceinalifetime Fri 08-Aug-08 13:14:15

How amazing was that little girl?

Huw Edwards (I think?) just said that the song was sung by a typical Chinese schoolgirl.....how many 5 year girls could sing solo in front of tens of thousands of people?

MaureenMLove Fri 08-Aug-08 13:34:56

Can't help but wonder how the hell UK is going to compete with this opening in 4 years time! DD thinks we'll take a trip through time with Kings and Queens of England.

snickersnack Fri 08-Aug-08 13:39:09

dd is amazed - I've never seen her so enthralled by anything.
If Beijing getes 1000s of synchronised drummers, I bet we get morris dancers.

wheresthehamster Fri 08-Aug-08 13:39:14

I've just said the same to dd1!

Loved the 'typewriter'

MaureenMLove Fri 08-Aug-08 13:42:03

We do have some rather fantastic soliders that can march in time with the best of them. They always make me cry. Especially the Scots Guards!

I've tried to get dd to watch with me, but shes 13! She does want to go to 2012 opening though. Tis local to us too!

onceinalifetime Fri 08-Aug-08 13:42:59

No doubt David Beckham and Kelly Holmes will be doing a turn in a white tracksuit wink.

DoubleBluff Fri 08-Aug-08 13:45:33

it is incredible, so beautiful, a real achievment

MaureenMLove Fri 08-Aug-08 13:50:02

Of course!

onceinalifetime Fri 08-Aug-08 13:50:54

I've got goosebumps watching it - really amazing. Could do without some of the commentary though.

paolosgirl Fri 08-Aug-08 13:55:22

Maureen shock - surely you mean the Kings and Queen of the UK? Us Scots, along with the N. Irish and Welsh, have them as our figureheads and pay for them too you know!

Not wishing to put a dampner on things - does anyone else feel a sense of unease at these games? Tibet, human rights, factories being shut at the drop of a hat in order to reduce the pollution and no compensation for the workers, homes being razed to the ground to build the stadium and no adequate compensation either for the families who have lost their homes? etc etc etc....

I really, honestly want to leave politics out of sport, but just can't here sad

onceinalifetime Fri 08-Aug-08 14:03:59

Sarah blimmin' Brightman!!!! Is she big in China then?

onceinalifetime Fri 08-Aug-08 14:04:44

paolosgirl - not ignoring your post as I feel the same on many issues.

JackieNo Fri 08-Aug-08 14:05:44

I know - I've been trying to explain it to DD - we've been watching, but she's getting a bit bored now, and has wandered off.

MaureenMLove Fri 08-Aug-08 14:10:15

Sorry Pabolo! In my defence I did say that DD said that and I later mentioned that the Scots Guards are my favs!winkgrin

jeanjeannie Fri 08-Aug-08 14:10:33

DD1 is swirling around trying to keep up with the dancers and keeps falling over grin She's not got many words yet - but points to the sparkly dresses and says "want"...!

pmsl laughing at Morris dancers at our opening ceremony........Oh - I dread to think. Probably be opened by the casts of Corrie and EastEnders sad

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