I am sorry but I thought the London bit was dreadful ... Boris looked like a complete dickhead next to the IOC president and the Mayor of Beijing. They looked so neat and smart and he looked like he had slept in his suit for a week. He kept putting his thumbs up at people ... The Aussie commentators said in hushed tones, "And now for the London Cultural Show ... " There was an animated thing that showed someone graffitiing a wall and a punk . The double decker bus came out and I thought, ooh, this looks exciting ... but there was a huge queue of people waiting for the bus with black brollies. They then did a little dance (a good depiction of the cultural diversity though). They had a lollipop lady who helped a child walk over the dancers into the bus wtf? Then the bus top of the bus opened and I waited with baited breath to see what would come out and out came Bleeding Leona Bleeding Lewis with Jimmy Page .... W.T.F has that to do with London culture??????????? And then out came DAVID BECKHAM who kicked a ball into the crowd ....So he looked good [slurp emoticon] but HAS NO ONE REMEMBERED THAT HE DOESN'T EVEN LIVE IN ENGLAND ANYMORE??????
I am sorry but at that point I went to bed in disgust and I wonder what the opening ceremony in 2012 will be like ... The Teletubbies?
Rant over ... I thought the rest of it was good though ....
London 2012s emphasis is youth which is great as there are so many upstanding young ppl in this county that don't get the attention they deserve. Imo ppl are just waiting to get behind the Games.
Just hope by the time the opening ceremony comes around they've kicked out the middle-aged media type's idea of what UK 'yoof' is: London bus, Beckham, the singing were all fine. But the graffiti artists were more New York underground (before zero tolerance) than the UK, with unfortunate associations to low level crime! Interviewees in London talked about wetting themselves with excitement and the interview of the most successful Olympian ever was embarrassingly poor.
But plenty of time to get it right [crosses fingers]