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  1. Im starting to agree mattperiolat. Im from Britain (Liverpool), and when I saw the Beijing opening ceremony four years ago I thought London had no chance of ever beating it. I thought Britain would be the forgotten opening ceremony following the epic show that China put on! However, having followed this, and other forums for the past year my opinion is changing. I am genuinly hopeful that what London and Danny Boyle is doing will be so different to anything we have seen before it will blow people away. I quite like how Danny Boyle said Beijing took opening ceremonies to their limits and that
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  2. You know... far be it for me to be critical of former hosts, but I wonder if the producers for London are taking a queue from Beijing. Beijing's ceremonies were awe inspiring to be sure, but lacked heart. No real emotion behind them, aside from tips of the hat to the victims of the earthquake prior to the start of the Games. London seems to be going the opposite way - yes, we can stop your heart, but also bring a tear to the eye. Kinda making me wish I could see it in person, but I hope what I see on my television screen will be a tenth of what is in the stadium itself. Cannot wait.
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  3. Be careful not to overhype an educated audience. I am an avid olympics opening ceremony fan and I love the spoilers as much as the next guy but posts like "There won't be a dry eye in the house" tend to hype up a ceremony more than there are 10,000 people in this one segment. From what I am seeing London is about to do something completely new in the way of large scale olympic opening ceremonies and I'm excited and posts like that just seem to fuel my excitement even more...I am just praying it's not going to be a let down. GOOD LUCK LONDON!!! WOW US!
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  4. The latest issue of The Architect's Journal feature the Orbit on its cover and an in-depty review headlined: Awkward, bizarre, sublime. Mixed review but odd enough, despite being tauted the worst part of the tower, the critic wrote the best experience is when coming down the stairs. He even lauded it to be "one of London’s greatest ‘rooms’ – for that will be how the mesh-enclosed spiral stairway must surely come to be seen in." Interesting. Because from the picture the inside of the stairs looks really claustrophobic and cagey. I have a feeling it is more transparent if experienced in person
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