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Everything posted by kevzz

  1. Do you think the bright white patch on the roof is lit from under or a spotlight above? If the latter, then where is the source? From the triangle light frame above?
  2. Perhaps not hydraulic system, but more a pulley rig system eg. Chinese folding lantern
  3. Means you know where in the stadium the cauldron will be lit?
  4. My exact same thought with you as well OZfan. The bright patch on the roof is definitely an ignition or launching pad for the final torchbearer to an external cauldron.
  5. **Spoiler Alert ** A running list of the closing ceremony. Looks more like a variety show than a closing ceremony to me. Jessie J performing 3 songs?? She has been getting a lot of big exposure lately for someone who's only released one album (can't say I'm a fan though, thought she's quite chavvy sometimes). And what is Russell Brand doing there? Emeli Sande opening the show? Some of the choice really beggars belief. This is turning to be a big Olympic Variety Show now (or half the Diamond Jubilee concert). p.s. Where is Adele?? Did she pull out because of her pregnancy? And surprised Elton John not there. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2173711/Olympic-finale-Russell-Brand-troupe-stripping-lollipop-ladies-We-revealed-opening-ceremony-schedule--tell-s-going-end-.html
  6. Is it true of the story that Cathy Freeman was shivering backstage from being soaking wet and no one offers her even a towel?
  7. Latest batch of aerial pics, can anyone pick out any clues? http://www.standard....?action=gallery p.s. The beach volleyball venue looks massive.... like a temporary wimbledon centrecourt!
  8. The additional funding is for the overall ceremony, not just the cauldron lighting. Plus why would he specifically mentioned getting PM's approval? I would think if it's a regular in the stadium lighting, Danny Boyle and Jacque Rogge's approval is more important than the PM's. This sounds to me like a bigger operation than that and might involve the 'bigger society' at large, hence a PM need to be consulted.
  9. Interesting tips thanks for that. First I find it so intriguing that perhaps most of his office staff has no clue about the cauldron design too? And to require a PM's approval for a caildron lighting may means the cauldron lighting will be def something out of the stadium. Either a very huge fire show, or it involves a lot of flame around the city or country. Or one very important national landmark will be used as one of the cauldron site. The level of secrecy is so tight they might very well pull off another 'Who designs Kate's Wedding Dress' until the very last moment of the lighting ceremony, same as when Kate steps out of that car outside the Abbey.
  10. I don't think so. One of the last few torch bearers maybe, but definitely not the final torch bearer. I wouldn't think it's a fair choice
  11. It doesn't really sound like an Elton song, more like an MGMT. Was expecting at least Elton will give a ballad Olympic song.
  12. Anyone knows anything about this conspicuous TV studio (?) perched on top of a council flat block at the southern end of the Park?
  13. Thanks looks great! The bright white patch of light over the northern roof only serves to prove something special is definitely happening at that section (over the tor, the roof ledge) of the stadium
  14. Another thing that came across my mind. Was there any ceremony in the past that's been affected by the rain? And will the show carry on as usual or does London has any contingency plan if it rains on that night eg. slightly different programme or taking out performance that can't be carried out due to wet weather? On another note, can you choose to go to the Live Site in Olympic Park after your segment so you can watch the rest of the broadcast? Or there is a special after-party site where all cast will gather after the show? I hope they don't expect you all to just go home after that!
  15. LOL maybe in the end it will be a mini cauldron rolled out from backstage. That way they can hide it from anyone right until the moment it's lit!
  16. Well guess you are right. I'm sure it's alr an amazing experience taking part in it. Sure they will still be reeling on it to even notice the ceremony has ended
  17. Just feel pity for the performers not able to soak up the rest of the ceremony till the end
  18. From today's Evening Standard. Most volunteer performers will be whisked away from stadium after performing and miss the end of the show. That's a shame though, I always thought everyone will be seeing the rest of the show backstage on some telly. Is it true Adrian/ FD?
  19. I had a look through the construction drawing of the Orbit which is publicly available here in the Architect's Journal. There is no mention of any gas services and the top of the observation deck are full of lift dampers, chiller and AHU rooms. So I think we can safely discount the possibility of a cauldron placed on top of the Orbit once and for all. http://www.ajbuildingslibrary.co.uk/projects/display/id/5305
  20. That's really sad news. Was looking forward to his performance... I reckon the ideal replacement is Daniel Day Lewis http://www.standard....28-7920059.html
  21. More like something that can be carried by a few torch bearers or volunteer performers and just plugged into the site outside the stadium. Almost like a traditional village helping each other to assemble a hut
  22. Maybe the cauldron doesnt need any construction at all. Just instantaneous 'plug in' method by the final torch bearer.....
  23. A little off topic, but this is quite funny. American athletes photographed in bad light http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2168894/Shoddy-genius-Photographs-taken-U-S-Olympic-team-slammed-disgraceful-wonder-mistakes-deliberate.html
  24. Why would there be radioactive waste dumping ground right next to the stadium?? That's the most absurd thing I've heard. I think darjole is trying to lure us from obviously correctly guessed the cauldron location.
  25. I like the sound of it Can we declare ourselves as the first online community to crack the cauldron location first? We just need one last evidence, one single latest pic that shows something going up or someone is working on that plate! I'm also curious to find out how that quaint bridge is utilised, whether it has anything to do with the cauldron lighting or it's design. And will public be allowed to cross that bridge onto that patch of land (which I highly doubt so)?
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