Saturday, 28 July 2012

The London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony


Last night, along with one billion other tv viewers I sat down to watch the London Olympic Opening Ceremony.

Starting at 9 o clock the ceremony lasted well into the early hours of the morning.

Directed by Danny Boyle the event certainly had a lot of hype surrounding it. With rumors circulating for weeks about what the themes were and what was to be included in the evening. But mostly, could the Brits put on a better show than the Chinese did four years ago?

Below is my summary of the ceremony and my highlights of the evening:


The ceremony itself showcased the best of British charting the rise of England from agriculture through the Industrail Revolution and then to the present day.




Rowan Atkinson provided a great bit of humour.




The Queen even spoofed herself - and was shown jumping out of a plane to parachute into the Olympic Arena

... but he had a little help from a crew, who were cleverly hidden from shot

Another person we were all waiting to see David Beckham - who speed boated in.


Britain's literary heritage was also acknowledges with appearances from Mary Poppins, JK Rowling and Voldemort.




I especially liked the inclusion of Sir Tim Berners-Lee the inventor of the world wide web. But maybe I'm biased as the internet is my bread and butter nowadays.


Music was heavily features as expected and there were performances from Dizee Rascal and The Arctic Monkeys.


I always love to see Wills, Kate and Harry having a bit of a giggle in the Royal Box.

Czech out those wellies
Each country than paraded around the arena which dragged quite a bit but their uniforms didn't dissappoint!

Pretty Poppy dresses from the Polish team




Finally the cauldron was ignited. Let the Games Begin.

Good luck Team GB!

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6 comments:

  1. I love this post!!! :) I've linked it on my blog - I hope you don't mind! Rowan was definitely a highlight - he is so funny!! The teams walking out did drag quite a lot - there were too many! xx

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    1. Aww thanks a lot Hannah. That's lovely :) Glad you like it.
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  2. I loved the Bulgarians rocking gingham and matching berets! Who on earth thought that was a good idea?!

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    1. Haha, yeah some of those outfits were very odd!
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  3. Ah, I loved it so much! This is an ace round up post x

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    1. Thanks for reading. It was a great show. Can't wait for the closing ceremony now!
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