On Friday I watched the Opening ceremony for the London 2012 Olympics in awe and wonder and feeling so ver, very proud to be British with such a wonderful show.
It showed the best of British from the music to children’s literature, film industry to historical Idustrial innovation. It was funny, it was eccentric, it was touching and bright cheery and lots of fun. The music was fabulous although I got to admit that Sir Paul McCartney is having atrouble with his voice as he seemed rather out of tune. I would have much prefered Elton John or David Bowie but the whole event was breathtaking.
I got goosebumps all the way through the event but when Team GB came through the tunnel to the sound of David Bowies Heroes, I had tears in my eyes.
With amusing highlights like Mr Bean’s interpretation of Chariots of Fire, and the Queen’s entrance with James Bond, I even heard during the NHS and Great Ormond Street Hospital section the sound of Dr Who’s Tardis.
Many people did not think the UK could pull of a fabulous show. Well if you follow the link This is a linkBBC iPlayer website
where the full 4 hours BBC coverage of the event can be seen
Personally, I think Danny Boyle pulled off a wonderful extravaganza opne that the whole of Britain can be proud of.