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Old 08-12-2012, 06:52 PM
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Fair play to Gary Barlow for being there toniht given his child was stillborn last week just a few days before its due date.
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Anyone know what bird that is over the Olympic cauldron?
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This looks so, so beautiful.
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Is it a phoenix rising from the ashes?
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Old 08-12-2012, 06:58 PM
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Is it a Phoenix ( perhaps rising from what will be ashes.)
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Anyone know what bird that is over the Olympic cauldron?
I think it's a Phoenix.
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Is it a phoenix rising from the ashes?
yes indeed, it's a phoenix..
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Anyone know what bird that is over the Olympic cauldron?
I think it's a phoenix. Would go nicely with the overall theme.

The extinguishing of the Olympic flame begins.
Looks like Warren was right - they just turned off the gas. With a style.

And The Who are on the stage singing "Baba O'Riley".
God, I love them.
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Old 08-12-2012, 07:00 PM
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Makes sense now. I think the cauldron would have looked better like it was a few moments ago, layered not up right.

The Who, and the song from CSI.
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Old 08-12-2012, 07:00 PM
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and yes, the Who :-)

are we still expecting Paul McCartney...?
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Old 08-12-2012, 07:01 PM
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Aaah, my favourite song of all time - Baba O'Reilly.
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Old 08-12-2012, 07:02 PM
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Best bit of the night.

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are we still expecting Paul McCartney...?
Paul closed the opening ceremony. The Who are the final act.
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Old 08-12-2012, 07:04 PM
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Paul closed the opening ceremony. The Who are the final act.
ok, not complaining :-) Roger Daltrey's voice held up a bit better :-)
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there will be lots of fun in the olympic village
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Lovely touch having shots of the volunteer game makers. A brilliant performance from The Who
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Old 08-12-2012, 07:06 PM
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See, told you, guitars are good :-)
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People are wondering where Paul McCartney is. One has three words: Tower of London
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Roger Daltrey still has it in a way that Sir Paul McCartney just doesn't really.
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Old 08-12-2012, 07:08 PM
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I'm so sad this ends...
Still, it was great while it lasted!
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Old 08-12-2012, 07:09 PM
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Okay. It was a party for the athletes, it was not a closing ceremony for me. The best bit was The Who and the several athlete/gamemakers montages.

The athletes are the stars, they are the Olympics and I will miss watching it.

Roll on the Paralympic Games in 16 days!!!!
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