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Opening Ceremony

...will commence in about an hour.

The parade of nations, the Queen, David Beckham and the show directed by Danny Boyle. Hopefully enough material to keep this thread busy for a day or two.
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Best part now with the music part

That's one thing where Britain really is number one IMO

The praising of the NHS before though
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Liked the History part.

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haha, I´m already curious what nation wears the worst clothes.

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Best part now with the music part

That's one thing where Britain really is number one IMO

The praising of the NHS before though
NHS is a health service with many flaws, but the fact it exists at all, & still exists in the age of privatise-everything is something to be genuinely proud of.

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NHS is a health service with many flaws, but the fact it exists at all, & still exists in the age of privatise-everything is something to be genuinely proud of.
It was also achieved after our country was financially, morally and mentally destroyed by the war. It means a huge amount to British people, as much as we knock it they do a fantastic job.


Anyway, I really liked the opening ceremony. Boyle hit all the right notes, the only thing that would have made it better would be to use our names better. Get Mick Jagger, Bowie, McCartney, Daltrey, Clapton etc. all on stage for a mashup of their music. Instead we get Dizzee, who I actually like and I suppose he represents east london but when you have so many great names available why not use them. Needed Joy Division music too! Same with the inventors, great we got the inventor of the www but why not a parade of people like Dr Higgs after what he has recently achieved, the scientists from CERN etc.. I suppose it would be hard to arrange it all but thats the only thing that would have improved things imo.

My favourite bit was the industrial age making the Olympic rings, absolutely amazing. Fantastic effect of red hot iron and the towers being raised. Nice that Brunel was center of it too, one of our greatest individuals. Loved the nightmare scene as well to highlight our literature, basically shows how great we have been in creating things. Music, art, poems, stories, inventions, games, sport etc. our greatest attributes. Also a special mention to the LED pixels in the crowd to get everyone involved, looked great. They seem built in so hopefully see it used often through the olympics. Quite proud of this after all the usual British moaning, congratulations to Danny Boyle on a fantastic job.

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I didn't watch it, instead I kept an eye on Twitter, because the reaction has been amusing. Twat extraordinaire Toby Young complained that apparently it was an advert for the Labour Party, someone else commented "only the Conservatives would give someone this much freedom to kick them around", & the Tory MP for Cannock Chase said the following: "The most leftie opening ceremony I have ever seen - more than Beijing, the capital of a communist state! Welfare tribute next?"

Was it really that? I mean REALLY? I think he's talking shite personally, but I didn't watch so...

The best part though was Stan "I hit Ulrika Jonsson" Collymore has then sent this message to the MP as apparently he lives in that area: "I'll happily stand against you at the next election.You have no clue about our town or its people.Game on."

Twitter is hysterical, simultaneously brilliant & awful.

Oh, & Fuck Buttons were played at one point, the track Olympians, which is great because they are great.


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I've been meh about the Olympics so far but have to say the Opening Ceremony was brilliant.

Proud to be British.

Particularly loved the NHS bit and Mr Bean.
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Very educational too.

For one, i didn't know it was a Brit that invented the internet
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English actually, Amber.

Great show, though, I'm loving it.

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