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Trying to keep personal music tastes out of it.

Positives.
Tribute to the M25. Spent so long on that glorified car park.
Churchill.
Stomp although they've done better work.
John Lennon "live", Imagine. The sculpture of his face. Beautiful.
Michael Caine + Only fools tribute.
Wheeling the spice girls out on their zimmer frames.
Mercury, singing with the crowd, touching.
Queen. IMO Jesse J was fine. Girl can sing.
Olympic cauldron. Sexiest ever.
Eric Idle. Whole bit. Cannon, dancers and always look on the... =-)
The Who. Their music was played so often in the ceremony. Nice they could make it.
Gary Barlow turning up despite everything.
Elbow! How could I forget.
Massive praise given for the volunteers!
Montage of crying athletes.
Boris Dancing.
Sexy "Pixel" lighting in the stadium!

Bleh.
All the stuff I didn't mention, except the stuff I forgot that was positive/negative.

Negatives.
One direction miming on a lorry, at least they were swiftly driven out of the arena.
Two rappers and Jesse J singing disco? No problem with the artists, but just weird choice.
Didn't have George Michaels stumbling drunkenly from the crash/traffic section at the start. wink
It wasn't Danny Boyle. Was never going to compare.
We couldn't afford Adele? edit: apparently something about her being preggers?
No Robbie? sad
Generally confusing nature of a lot of it.
The queen couldn't give a ********, so we got the Ginger. trying to rob his Sister in law?
David Cameron dancing.
The fashion bit? Made no sense and ugly clothes? dunno
Whatever money we wasted paying Damien Hirst to tie dye our flag? :/
NO AMY WINEHOUSE TRIBUTE! ToT

Will probably edit. Feel free to disagree, point out the stuff I missed.
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      Not to mention the sound problems that were all over: couldn't hear most of the live acts, and they
      arranged it so poorly that they had to replay all the songs to get the nations in.

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Caerthakatha

      Not to mention the sound problems that were all over: couldn't hear most of the live acts, and they
      arranged it so poorly that they had to replay all the songs to get the nations in.



Really, that many sound problems? Maybe it was your TV?

As to the organisational bit, that's the logistics of bringing 10,000 people into the stadium. Something they were required to do. Was much quicker than the opening ceremony flag parade xD

I quite liked that they formed the flag and mingled, covered up the "art" at least xD
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Can anyone explain to me the weird goth boat thing? Dunno what to make of it xD
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      Not to mention the sound problems that were all over: couldn't hear most of the live acts, and they
      arranged it so poorly that they had to replay all the songs to get the nations in.



Really, that many sound problems? Maybe it was your TV?

As to the organisational bit, that's the logistics of bringing 10,000 people into the stadium. Something they were required to do. Was much quicker than the opening ceremony flag parade xD

I quite liked that they formed the flag and mingled, covered up the "art" at least xD

      I'm certain it wasn't my telly: everything else was loud, but I couldn't hear a word of the Pet Shop
      Boys or Madness. There were sound engineers running around between Madness trying to fix it,
      if you watch again.

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      I'm certain it wasn't my telly: everything else was loud, but I couldn't hear a word of the Pet Shop
      Boys or Madness. There were sound engineers running around between Madness trying to fix it,
      if you watch again.



Hmm maybe, I'd had a few drinks and my step Dad was singing along to both of those!

They definitely had it fixed toward the end anyway.
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the brazilian intro smile
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I figured Adele wasn't there due to her pregnancy
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Eveille
the brazilian intro smile


You liked it? I was in two minds, wasn't bad, but was expecting something a bit more Carnival wasn't that impressive? I dunnoh, I am sure when they're completely in charge it'll be awesome!
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I figured Adele wasn't there due to her pregnancy


How far along is she? surprised
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I figured Adele wasn't there due to her pregnancy


How far along is she? surprised

Due in September, according to Google !
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I figured Adele wasn't there due to her pregnancy


How far along is she? surprised

Due in September, according to Google !


That's ages away! She could do a little song and dance? :p heart
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I figured Adele wasn't there due to her pregnancy


How far along is she? surprised

Due in September, according to Google !


That's ages away! She could do a little song and dance? :p heart

I wish she had, but I don't blame her for not being there : (
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The fashion bit with kate moss was EPIC.

Kate Moss is like the best modern model, she is going to be legendary as in the beatles to music.

of cours Kate Moss had to be there, Naomi Campbell was ok there too, others, da f**?

Also Spice girls were super expected and I did like them.

I thought the song choices with most artists weren't that good, it was supposed to be a party or a happy show, and there were MANY Ballads.
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Also Preggers Lily Allen and Adele were such a sad thing sad They would have rocked the s**t out of the scenario.

and No Amy Winehouse tribute or NOTHING AT ALL

that sucked SO MUCH.

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