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  1. Yes Rob I saw her summarise the ceremony too. But I picked up most on what she said about....(possible spoiler) how it will be a very carbon neutral ceremony which may be very relevant later on. Is it possible there may be no actual flame at all in the cauldron?
  2. This may not be relavent, but Im British and as far as I can tell from people who ive been speaking to (who normally are not interested in sprts at all) they are genuinly looking forward to the paralympics!! Is this normal being the host country that people embrace the paralympics? Or are they really becoming more popular? From what ive read the paralympics were a huge success in Beijing, which is fantastic! But are they relly that bothered now? Also, in Britain the paralympics are being shown on channel 4 (not the BBC), who im sure will have great coverage ( I love their current billboards
  3. This is the first Ive heard of Heather Small a the closing ceremony. 'Proud' is the song that has reminded me of the London olympics for the past 7 years!!! So if they dont play this song I will be soooo disapointed, lol. It would be a real oportunity missed!
  4. I think the host nations flag should be raised and stand with the olympic flag, I see no problem with it! They have paid the most for the games, they have put the most hard work into them. They should be able to show off that this is their games, and they are the ones inviting the world to their country! To me its like saying 'welcome to our country!'. I dont understand why people would have any problem with it. OK at the moment I may be bias as im from the UK. But I would be perfectly happy to see (and I expect) the Brazil flag at ther opening ceremony and good on them, Im sure their country
  5. Ha ha, ive said this since I saw the Beijing ceremony. I mean how far can we really take it! My final word on the ceremony and the cauldron will be that, in my opinion, Underworld were the best decision made for this ceremony. The music for the whole ceremony was fanastic, not just the pop stuff but also the instrumental parts! Well done them.
  6. baron-pierrel, ive read your book which I enjoyed a lot! thanks. I completely agree with you that people are blowing this whole cauldron thing out of preportion! It is a beautiful cauldron, beautifully lit, with incredible music and technical genious. OK its not ideal that it cant be currently seen and not perfect that it had to be put out and re-lit. But lets face it, fire is fire lol. As long as it comes from the original flame, who cares!! Having read your book, you suprise me with your opinion on the London cauldron! I love it, but I would have thought you would be more picky!
  7. Ive watched the lighting a few times now, and I have to say I think its the most beautiful lighting of an olympic cauldron ever. The music is fantastic, not dramatic like normal, but beautiful. Barcelona was outstanding and will never be beat in my opinion and Sydney was stunning but had that glitch. London was just beautiful. As for its location in the stadium, ok its not ideal. But I really think people on here need to put it in perspective. Joe Blogs on the street really does not care if you can see it or not, people are now far more interested in the sport. Ive not heard it mentioned once
  8. Ah ok daveb81, thanks for that, I thought it looked something like that but you never know. OK I give up! im finally admitting defeat like lots of others here. Its probably in the stadium. lol. Just have to wait till almost this time tomorrow to find out then!
  9. Yeah, I wasnt sure if they were practicing or just making the stadium look nice, ha.
  10. Just been watching the BBC news, maybe clutching at straws now lol, but anyone know what this is behind the presenters head to the left? It was there the whole time, even when the camera moved so it isnt a reflection I dont think. It looks like a ferris wheel or something.
  11. AustralianFan, I have to agree with you. This means nothing yet. People are talking like this is the firm evidence we have been looking for and leaving the thread. This could still be rumours, no matter how reputable that website is (and I dont know if it is or not). Untill I see an actual cauldron I am scepticle of any news like this. I may have to wait till Friday night for that!
  12. Thanks for the cap, so does anyone know if this gap has always been there? Why would there be a gap like this?
  13. Just been watching the one show, they revealed the BBC olympic coverage studio which seemed to have a better view of this part of the stadium than the BBC news studio. It looked like there was a large gap in the wrap directly in front of this new structure. Has anyone else noticed this? When the one show comes on BBC iplayer I will try to cap it and post a pic if I can later.
  14. Just been watching the BBC news which has started coming from their studios in the olympic park from today. The stadium is behind and I have to say I looked carefully but could not see anything at all cauldron related! All looked exactly the same. Dont know if it would be from the right angle though, the Orbit is directly between the stadium and the studios so may be the wrong angle to see anything anyway.
  15. LOCOG HAS WON. They've kept the secret. Ive been following this forum for months, not posted much but I have to admit with this statement. Even if we find out tomorrow what the cauldron looks like and where it is, I have to admit LOCOG have done very well in keeping it a secret for this long!!! Its now got to the point where, even though Ive been on here for months trying to get a glimpse of the cauldron and its location, I really hope the secret is kept unitl the night of the opening ceremony! OK this is unlikely but it would be so cool if they kept it a secret, even from us losers on these
  16. 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
  17. Shame its only speculation, it sounds almost exactly the same as my prediction in an earlier post. Thought I might have actually got it right then! lol
  18. Everyone seems to be talking about 'Jerusalem' as a natural song choice for this set. But whenever I hear them mention the last night of the proms I think of land of hope and glory. Dont you think this will be played or incorporated somehow? I love this song, and nothing feels more British to me than this! It would sound fantastic in the stadium I think. I also think this would suit the posh pit more by the way the audience do that stupid dance thing at the proms, lol
  19. Have you seen the most recent image from the stadium? Here it is from the opening ceremony forum (spoiler alert to anyone who doesnt want to know anything about the opening ceremony) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Is the ring on top of the roof new at the bottom left of this picture? I dont remember seeing it before. Could this have anything to do with the cauldron?? Or at least the lighting of the Cauldron outside the stadium??? Sorry, bottom right, not bottom left.
  20. From what we have seen so far here is my prediction for how the opening ceremony will go... Opening segment will be on the set revealed today, obviously, starting with people milling around enjoying the countryside and farming etc. This will then turn into a large musical number with dancers and performers. The second segment could be the industrial revolution. We have heard a lot about a huge set change, so maybe there will be factories and chimneys appearing from under the stage, (Im sure there is room for pop up sets to be stored under there), mills, coal mines etc. This may lead to a da
  21. Been reading this forum and I have got a theory about the Paul Mccartney bit now. How about if he was used to represent the Glastonbury 'mosh pit' section? He could sing a short song in front of the mosh pit to represent Glastonbury being in the countryside surrounded by fields and animals, which it is! Just a theory but suppose it could fit in and work well, although I suppose didnt he say he was closing the opening ceremony? Maybe he meant the opening segment. Ok totally guessing now, ha.
  22. Ah ok, thanks for clearing that up. I cant decide if its brilliant or tacky. Suppose it depends how its done.
  23. Dont kn ow if this has been discussed but just seen this on the Mirror website. What do you think of this then? 'James Bond star Daniel Craig will open the Games ceremony in true 007 style... with a daredevil leap into the Olympic Stadium from a helicopter. Three choppers will swoop down the Thames and under London Bridge before heading to the Olympic Park in East London. To the strains of the James Bond theme, Craig will drop into the stadium on a rope ladder as a billion people watch on worldwide. The nail-biting action will follow a short film by Trainspotting film-maker Danny Boyle, th
  24. Ha! I like this idea! That would be a really cool way to disguise its location! Not sure how likely it is though, doesnt seem very Heathereick to me, but you never know.
  25. Ok dont know who just saw the one show, where the olympic flame arrived in the UK. Seb coe was asked about the lighting of the cauldron. Didnt talk for long but I think he said he had seen diagrams or a schematic of how it will be lit but he wasnt giving anything away. Total speculation, but seeing diagrams of how it will be lit suggests something a bit more complicated than a simple walk up and light it! Im sure there will be a video of this interview posted soon enough.
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