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  1. As a creative I found it glorious. The concept , the execution, the link to Londons past games. Simply gorgeous. My only change I would have had the Olympians past run round the stadium then right at the last minute pass the torches to the youth. The camera at the base looking up through the cauldon was a a masterstroke.

    I was in that crowd, the realisation of what was happening to those petals made the lighting even more incredible. I didnt hear moderate applause I heard gasps of disbelief followed by applause and cheering.

    That was the moment Thomas Heatherwick burst into tears as well apparently, as the crowd grasped.

    You enjoyed everything? Even the texting segment? The rapping? The strange inclusion of the Cosby show?

  2. First, let me start out be saying I don't like ceremonies, most of which have nothing to do with slam dunks or power plays or world records. Second, I probably should have said this earlier. While I don't like ceremonies (The Olympics are a sporting event first, and I prefer the sports events,) I did find it hilarious that they threw in a clip from The Cosby Show in the Franky and June part. That is one of my favorites shows of all time, and I met Bill Cosby back in 1997 when he performed at KSTATE University in Manhattan, Kansas.

    "Wear when I'm dead."

    "Take the sunglasses off.....put the sunglasses back on."

    Yeah, that part was hilarious and random, adding to my not understanding of whats going on AT ALL. :lol:

  3. Which bits exactly?

    Mostly the texting segment, the only thing that really wow'ed me was the rings. The anthem, countdown, NHS segment were all pretty bad IMHO.

    Mostly the texting segment, the only thing that really wow'ed me was the rings. The anthem, countdown, NHS segment, the display of past hosts, the Olympic anthem, were all pretty bad IMHO.

    Its annoying you cant edit your own posts.. :P Just pay attention to the bottom text.

  4. Well, I am not British, but I love the OC of London 2012 - I wasn't able to see all the details of the show, since I sat in the stadium and watched it in person....

    I think it was in large part due to you being in the stadium, thats just a guess but I know if I was there in person I probably would have loved it too!

  5. Not at all Davey, I completely understand your opinion. I think perhaps the ceremony was directed in a way where the British public would better understand it. To an outsider though, as many have said it didn't really make much sense. I also think this is the first time a ceremony has been directed in such a way, it isnt a bad thing as the tax payers who funded it loved it, but those of us outside looking in where left largely unsatisfied, if not disappointed. It was my least favourite ceremony over all, but it certainly wasn't an embarrassment and the British should be very proud.

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