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1creator 07-27-2012 05:22 PM

Was surprised they played Galvanize when the Brits walked in. Haven't heard that song in a really long time. Still sounds as good as ever. Video clip for it is pretty cool too.

Valour 07-27-2012 05:29 PM

the pre-lude (industrial revolution) part was so boring.
The sets were cool though with the grassy hill
too much poetry and shit
and that dance sequence with the dead people was depressing

James bond was cool, the british rapper was wtf?!?
should have had more rock n roll, that first arctic monkey song was way too random and the song sucked
JK rowlings kinda milfy...just saying, kids stories bit was charming

cauldron was cool

compared to Beijing I say Beijing was definitely better and organized and entertaining (awe factor)

but still a GREAT job overall. Lots of pride into that production!

bobbinka 07-27-2012 05:38 PM

why is CTV re-using the "i believe" song....?

Cr33pUh 07-27-2012 05:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bobbinka (Post 7987543)
why is CTV re-using the "i believe" song....?

London Olympics is re-using the song. But sung by a different group called The Tenor?

yray 07-27-2012 05:54 PM

Wheres my imperialism :troll:

Tim Budong 07-27-2012 06:00 PM

80k + people singing Hey Jude did it for me. If you haven't sung that song in unison with thousands of people. You wouldnt know how awesome it can be.

DanHibiki 07-27-2012 06:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by darthchilli (Post 7987569)
80k + people singing Hey Jude did it for me. If you haven't sung that song in unison with thousands of people. You wouldnt know how awesome it can be.

Rs group sing? :troll:

Fappin 07-27-2012 06:40 PM

Are they gonna show a re-run of the opening? I missed it :(

Mozo 07-27-2012 06:52 PM

http://i.imgur.com/usrKO.jpg

RacingMetro92 07-27-2012 06:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fappin (Post 7987603)
Are they gonna show a re-run of the opening? I missed it :(

NBC is running it at 7:30 or 8 I think...

c3m 07-27-2012 07:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fappin (Post 7987603)
Are they gonna show a re-run of the opening? I missed it :(

CTV Vancouver HD is replaying right now. Just started at 7

Ch28 07-27-2012 08:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ronin (Post 7987398)
Becks driving a speed boat with the Olympic torch under Tower Bridge as the fireworks erupt?

That sound you hear is all the women in the world's loins bursting into flames.

http://h9.abload.de/img/untitled-8l6l6b.gif

DanHibiki 07-27-2012 08:05 PM

the "i believe" song gave me goosebumps :tears:

kwy 07-27-2012 08:06 PM

James Bond/Queen bit was pretty cool.

Excelsis 07-27-2012 08:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mozo (Post 7987616)

powerslide posted this but still :lawl:

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7...s2j1o1_500.jpg

Yodamaster 07-27-2012 08:17 PM

I was kind of hoping for some rediculous top gear appearance.

CP.AR 07-27-2012 10:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Yodamaster (Post 7987672)
I was kind of hoping for some rediculous top gear appearance.

I was expecting something like this

http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/...n_2017532b.jpg

Noir 07-27-2012 10:47 PM

So.... Now can we start posting this year's hottest female Olympians like last time? :)

marc0lishuz 07-27-2012 11:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Noir (Post 7987761)
So.... Now can we start posting this year's hottest female Olympians like last time? :)

The Women of the Olympics Sharp for Men

carisear 07-27-2012 11:37 PM

i really liked the casual party feel to it. not stuffy and uptight which is exactly what most opening ceremonies are, (as well as BRITISH people too!)

i loved the forging of the ring (or rather casting)

Grassy hill was cool.

Bond with the queen was sweet.

mr. bean did it for me though. so awesome!

Lomac 07-28-2012 12:46 AM

Finally got around to watching the whole thing. It's much better than I was expecting it to be. I didn't watch the Chinese opening, so I can't compare those two. However, compared to Vancouver... this one was just so much better. I loved the casualness of it, as if this was just one giant party. This was kinda the opposite of what most people think when the word British comes to mind, and I think that's exactly what they wanted to help dispel.

Quote:

Originally Posted by carisear (Post 7987787)
i really liked the casual party feel to it. not stuffy and uptight which is exactly what most opening ceremonies are, (as well as BRITISH people too!)

i loved the forging of the ring (or rather casting)

Grassy hill was cool.

Bond with the queen was sweet.

mr. bean did it for me though. so awesome!

x2

I wont lie; I was kinda hoping Clarkson or Top Gear would some how make an appearance... :lol

Ronin 07-28-2012 12:57 AM

How fucking awesome would it be if Top Gear presented the whole Olympics?

Could you imagine Clarkson, Hammond and May calling the 4x100 like Star in a Reasonably Priced Car?

urrh 07-28-2012 01:03 AM

i don't even remember the ceremony that happened here in vancouver. but i do remember the one in beijing made me want to gag. too much 'the children are the future' bullshit.
i liked the casual feel of this one but i also was hoping for a top gear appearance.

Mr bean ftw

SkinnyPupp 07-28-2012 01:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by urrh (Post 7987868)
i don't even remember the ceremony that happened here in vancouver. but i do remember the one in beijing made me want to gag. too much 'the children are the future' bullshit.
i liked the casual feel of this one but i also was hoping for a top gear appearance.

Mr bean ftw

China's was just one big dick wagging fest. I liked the Vancouver one actually, and am looking forward to checking this one out

StylinRed 07-28-2012 01:11 AM

mr bean was great it was the only good thing imo but kind of ??? along with James Bond it would be like the chinese olympics having jackie chan come out and do a scene from one of his films
the ring forging was kind of cool but the whole industrial revolution bit was out of place imo and having the childrens hospital and NHS put on a show was nice but also :fulloffuck: etc


anyway did i miss it or did they keep those horrid london mascots out of the opening ceremony? i know they have statues set up throughout the city but it would seem that they've been thrown on the backburner


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