28 July 2012

London 2012 - Opening Ceremony

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Honestly? I still haven't fully recovered from the disappointment of last night's Opening Ceremony...

I've been in London and if someone asked me I'd pack right away and fly there today. I love the UK and its culture. And when they started speaking about Milton and Rowling I was thrilled. That was before I saw how they was concerned...

The Opening Ceremony was so boooooring! That was an apotheosis of the history of the UK, not the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games! Come on, guys! Interesting? Well, a bit. Well done? Without doubt: great work on the costumes. But I started thinking to be on History Channel... And, by the way, it seems they forgot some centuries of piracy, colonisation and slavery. How it came, I ask myself? An innocent inattention, I'm sure.

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Please UK people forgive my sarcasm. I understand that the organisation decided to stake all on history, but they should understand that Olympics are not about the UK, not entirely at last. It's about 204 Countries.
I think that after all comparing London 2012 and Beijing 2008 have no sense. They dealt with two very different ideas. Beijing was a visual spectacle, London was a story. Maybe a story that hadn't much to say to all that 204 Countries.

And what what can I say about the choreography with the hospital beds? And the chorus of kids in pyjamas???

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But the video inserts were great! The one with the Queen and James Bond arriving via parachute after jumping from a helicopter was wonderful. Lovely old little lady with great sense of humour...

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And I've loved the fireworks, and the wonderful light play!

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As soon as I can I'll upload the video of the Opening Ceremony and I'll post it here! Good luck to all the athletes!





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