London 2012 Closing Ceremony


I thought that it was pretty amazing overall.

(And thankfully we were spared Sir Paul this time!)

That was brilliant. I cried watching the kids signing Imagine, I was wetting myself lauging at the Trotter mobile & Michael Caine.....

Loved it, aside from the bum-clenchingly-bad spice girls and a few other boring ones {Russell Brand is not indicative of the best Britain has to offer). My absolute favourite part was Eric Idle, he was brilliant. And he said sh!t!

I thought it brilliant, and I too thought Eric Idle was fab.  

I thought it was ironic to have George Micheal and Russel Brand two very public drug addicts. NOt really sending out the right message imo.

Eric Idle was brilliant, Gary Barlow and Take That were fantastic, I am glad he was there must have been difficult for him though.

Loved the Olympics and wonder what i am going to do today now it's finished :(

I'm releived its all over, frankly. i thoguht the closing ceremony was OK - Eric Idle and the roller-skating nuns were ace, but virtually everything else was just big-stadium-meh. Tim Spall was quite good as Churchill, but it wasn't clear enough what was going on, and it didn't make much sense to have him repeat the same section of The Tempest ("Be not afraid, the isle is full of voices..."). It would ahve been much better to have him say another bit from The Tempest instead;

Our revels now are ended. These our actors,

As I foretold you, were all spirits and

Are melted into air, into thin air:

And, like the baseless fabric of this vision,

The cloud-capp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces,

The solemn temples, the great globe itself,

Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve

And, like this insubstantial pageant faded,

Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff

As dreams are made on, and our little life

Is rounded with a sleep.

How appropriate is that? Given that idon't believe any of the guff about a lasting sports legacy from the Games, it seems absolutely spot-on!

Eric Idle and Gary Barlow for me

I was there, and it was absolutely fabulous!  Much to my surprise, tbh, as I am not a ceremonies type of person usually.

Surprised Sir Paul wasn't there, and I wouldn't personally have chosen Russell Brand.  Or given George Michael two songs.

How jealous am I????  

I cannot put it into words and that's before I've even watched it all!   I went to bed just after 10 YD was watching what I recorded earlier on and I can't wait to watch it all with OH when he gets home from work.

She watched the Eric Idle bit and it WAS fab and I said to YD he won't say the proper words but he did!  Loved it.

I bet the atmosphere was amazing Leeds.   And yes, glad we were spared Sir Paul's singing this time eek.

Hey, Leeds - I bet that was something to remember.

I've just heard that there is an event in Millennium Square in Leeds tonight to welcome back the Brownlees and other athletes.   Very tempted to go along, although I was supposed to be going out for a meal this evening ...

We've had a fab Olympics, although I am absolutely exhausted!!  We had a couple of days off, but otherwise did one or two sessions a day  -  the travel and late nights are absolute killers!

I am not a big fan of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, and only applied for tickets for the London ones (we didn't get the Opening Ceremony) because I thought DD would be more interested in that than the sport.  We took her and a friend and they absolutely loved it.  As, to be honest, did I.  The atmosphere was electric, and the whole thing just seemed to "work."   I hope to watch it on TV later to see what I missed, as there was so much going on I just couldn't keep up.

If I lived in Leeds, I would go to the welcome back party, Janey.  I know there were several medallists from Leeds, and even more from Yorkshire as a whole.  Have you seen any of the golden post boxes yet?  If so, are they in the city centre as the football season starts on Saturday and I would quite like to see one before they disappear.