The entire family, including the kids, are watching the London Olympics 2012 Closing Ceremony. The initial parts were baffling because we couldn’t recognize anyone
Plus, the performances looked a bit weird (at least to this outdated old lady).
I completely missed George Michael’s performance!!!
I thought that the stage shaped according to the Union Jack was good to identify the UK was good. Then, I recognized Naomi Campbell (but didn’t see Kate Moss) and realized it’s a fashion show…
When Annie Lennox came on with a somber-looking crew, which reminded me Les Miserables and the French Revolution, I thought, “Uh-oh…is it going to be all weird British culture all the way?” Hahaha…
I am sorry but I also didn’t get Pink Floyd, Ed Sheeran or Russell Brand. A quick Google search revealed that Russell Brand was once with Katy Perry, who brought a spark of life to an otherwise dreary PARTY.
I’ve heard of FatBoy Slim but nope, not a fan
The Spice Girls came on in the signature British black cabs to keep the momentum up. Scary Spice looked really good and so Posh (Vict0ria Beckham). I actually used to like Mel B (Sporty Spice) but sigh, I sure wish she’d brush up on her fashion sense. Her outfit was just plain weird…
Then, “Wonderwall” came up and Liam Gallagher looked vaguely familiar but I saw “Beady Eye” – didn’t Oasis perform “Wonderwall”?
By the way, the kids were not paying attention until Eric Idle came up with an interesting show of British inventions?
Bhangra performers added a bit of colour and multiculturalism to the ceremony – why did Eric Idle have to look puzzled when they came on??? Indian culture is such a big part of British society now, right?
However, I was surprised at why authors and characters from English Literature were not featured at all. Hey, isn’t English Literature the corner stone and the foundation of British education?
Maybe they thought that English Literature would be too stodgy for such a party. Pity, really, because many of the people of the British Commonwealth tuning in would identify with the classical works of British literature. In fact, the young people of China are also quite well versed with Shakespeare and many other classical English works.
Anyhow, the COOLEST, COOLEST, COOLEST part of the closing ceremony for me was definitely the “appearance” of Freddie Mercury – such a great way of honouring the super stars who are no longer with us. And a tip of the hat to London’s vibrant gay culture?
Brazil’s party specialists are now up beginning with a cool tap dancing duet followed by a spectacular parade of spiraling umbrellas. My father’s favourite football player, Pele, is also looking hale and hearty
Alright then, we’ve got to get ready for school!
Here’s a link to the line-up and some information: London 2012 Olympics – Voices of the Games
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