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Why? I can understand that for the opening ceremony when it's formal and 'strict' but now it's a party!



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I think we're getting Our House and Park Life again because the athletes are taking so long to get in.

Much as I like Emeli Sande, she must know someone pretty high up in the hierarchy of London 2012 to get a role in both ceremonies, and getting to appear twice tonight.
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Oh, God - not that song again.
Still the atmosphere is magical! Feels like party time.
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Why? I can understand that for the opening ceremony when it's formal and 'strict' but now it's a party!
Because the athletes are the most important to me and I can't concentrate on them because this music is disturbing me so much.
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Old 08-12-2012, 04:53 PM
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Because the athletes are the most important to me and I can't concentrate on them because this music is disturbing me so much.
What's to concentrate on exactly? Nobody is getting announced, nobody is being mentioned, it is a free for all so the athletes can let their hair down.

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I think we're getting Our House and Park Life again because the athletes are taking so long to get in.

Much as I like Emeli Sande, she must know someone pretty high up in the hierarchy of London 2012 to get a role in both ceremonies, and getting to appear twice tonight.
Don't think it's because they're taking too long, the loop is intentional. As for Emeli she appeared once tonight I thought, singing the same song and never left the stadium.

The ever boring, Kate Bush for the start of the British Symphony.
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They just showed some of the Armenian athletes!
And the show goes on...

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Prince Harry at the Closing Ceremony
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Harry (representing his grandmother and looking serious)


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Sometimes the fake royals take it too far tbh.
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"Running Up That Hill" is a great track. Best played LOUD - fabulous electronics , great production, dynamics and soundscapes. Listen through headphones - there are so many layers.
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"Running Up That Hill" is a great track. Best played LOUD - fabulous electronics , great production, dynamics and soundscapes. Listen through headphones - there are so many layers.
Isn't this version a remix of the original 1985 one?
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It's now the Victory Ceremony for the Man's Marathon.
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Old 08-12-2012, 05:01 PM
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This has got to be one of the best medals to win!
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This has got to be one of the best medals to win!
Yeah, the whole world literally watching. And everyone cheering on you, including fellow athletes.
Men's Marathon victory ceremony is a traditional part of the Closing Ceremony.

Welcoming some of the athletes and volunteers of the games.
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Old 08-12-2012, 05:03 PM
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This has got to be one of the best medals to win!
I know right. So many people, insane.
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Welcoming the athletes and volunteers of the games.
The athletes are thanking them and welcoming 4 new members of the IAAF.
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