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  1. I now KNOW where the cauldron will be... They tested it post-dress rehearsal last night and since there were cast members still around and heading home, when we realised what was going on quite a few of us snuck :ph34r: onto the podium level and watched it being lit and then extinguished.

    So there definitely is a cauldron and it definitely lights... I will say no more! #savethesurprise after all! :P

    Oh this is a tease...thanks. Seems to confirm that it's inside. But do you know where it ends up? And did the "true" final torchbearer practice?

  2. What about a stand in cauldron in the stadium. For instance, they have the river and a small mock-up of the tower bridge appears along with the stadium cauldron. As the fire hits that part of the tower bridge mock-up, a larger cauldron on the bridge is lit. There could be two cauldrons with this method -- one inside the stadium and one outside. It also could be another landmark on the side of the Thames (eg Tower of London).

  3. I like this "Thames" idea. This would allow them time to link cables to it and lift it up.

    But why the ledge at the North end? I think that's for spotlights. What about having the cables lift it up so it is "floating" in the middle of the stadium at the height of the top of the big triangular lights? Then they could pull it closer to the edge and it would be visible outside the stadium -- at least to people across from the Stadium Island. That would solve everything, except how to get the gas line to a cauldron held up by wires in mid air. I assume they could connect it afterwards somehow.

    Also how extensively was the Tor used in the rehearsal? Did the tree lift out? That has to be where it enters the stadium...

  4. It goes to city hall from about 2pm until it goes to the stadium. They haven't specified how it gets to the stadium.

    I believe that the small waterways surrounding the stadium are linked to the Thames because they have advertised being taken all the way up to the gate of the Olympic park via boat. From there it would be easy to get close to the stadium.

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