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Old 07-27-2012, 04:48 PM
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I'm in the USA and so appreciating the heads up! I'm do excited to see QEII as part of the opening ceremonies. I know that most people want Mr Banister to light the cauldron, but I would LOVE for QEII to light it! Let me know :)
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P. L. Travers, the author of Mary Poppins, was born and raised in Queensland, Australia, before moving to England.

Such a great story. Loved it as a child.
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Mr Bean is never NOT funny.
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Old 07-27-2012, 04:56 PM
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Trying to fit too much in too little time again.
The songs though... I grew up listening to them! Beatles coming soon, I guess.
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Old 07-27-2012, 04:58 PM
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I think maybe HM will appreciate the opening performance segment more than this segment.
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Old 07-27-2012, 04:59 PM
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Did I just miss music people?! Help me out spent 30 minutes picking up my father.
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I can just imagine Prince Philip's face through this segment...
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Did I just miss music people?! Help me out spent 30 minutes picking up my father.
In the progress!
We're in 70's now. Listening to Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody. God, I LOVE that stuff.
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Old 07-27-2012, 05:01 PM
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I can just imagine Prince Philip's face through this segment...
I can imagine Philip's displeasure at having had to attend at all!
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There's been no actual live music performed so far, apart from the London Symphony Orchestra.
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Old 07-27-2012, 05:03 PM
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I love the music, don't get me wrong but I'm again with the why?! I missed the best bit when The Queen arrived!
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Old 07-27-2012, 05:03 PM
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London Symphonic Orchestra conducted by Simon Rattle played Chariots of Fire, they had messed Mr Bean into it.
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Old 07-27-2012, 05:04 PM
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I've missed the Queen's moment.


I hope to find a video tomorrow...
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Seriously! Facebook, Social Networking, Texting? This is surreal. Poor Philip.
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Old 07-27-2012, 05:07 PM
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I've missed the Queen's moment.
I hope to find a video tomorrow...
The quality is pretty horrible, but you can see the helicopter moment here.
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Poor Amy Winehouse. Love a bit of Muse.
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It is quite nice to see Tim.

Is it me, or is anyone else a bit annoyed that the announcements come in French then English?
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The best part in the last couple of minutes was Muse's Uprising.
But seriously, this is definitely not the best part of the show.
Nice tribute to Sir Tim Berners-Lee.

Overall, not sorry for this segment's end.
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There's always some element of an Opening ceremony that fails to inspire. For me, it's what one expected to see.

Sydney is said to have been the greatest Olympic opening ceremony/olympics of all time. The latter is yet to be determined, but as far as opening cermeony's go I think Sydney will keep that mantle.

Though I was very impressed with Beijing. The militaristic precision of that production was quite awe inspiring.
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The only bit I'm waiting for is the torch lighting, Roger all the way!
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