For the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games we went down to the beach to watch it on the big screens down there :)
There were a lot of people on the beach sitting on the sand to watch the opening ceremony, it was a nice atmosphere, and although there were loads of people it didn’t really feel crowded.
I wasn’t really sure what to expect from the opening show…..sheep spring to mind though ^_^;
So I was pleasantly surprised at how good it was, and really enjoyed the show ^^
It was nicely varied, and had some great British (no pun intended :P) music throughout, with some stand out moments being James Bond and the Queen “parachuting” into the stadium, and Mr Bean’s Chariots of Fire segment ^^
On the beach, everyone stood up for the national anthem, and laughed out loud at Mr Bean, it was fun :)
As the athlete’s parade started, there were fireworks launched from out in the bay, but after that people started leaving the beach.
It was getting a bit cold, and we both needed the toilet, so we left about half way through the athlete’s parade too ^_^;
We got back home in time to see the rest of the ceremony though; from Team GB coming out and the cauldron being lit by a new generation of potential Olympic athletes….which I thought was a really nice idea :)
The fireworks in London at the end looked great, but unfortunately Paul McCartney’s singing was quite off and ruined it a little…….he was a great singer before, but his voice is not what it used to be, which is a shame. He’s still a musical / British icon, but perhaps he should just stick to playing instruments and have someone else sing the songs now ^_^
Altogether I think it was a very successful show, and good luck to Team GB in the games, and of course the team from Japan too (for Y’) ^-^