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Archive for July 26th, 2012

Odds Blog: Sue’s Olympic Experiences (2)

Posted by indigodream on 26 July, 2012

Thursday 26th July – 1AM

WOW!!!

And again, WOW!!!!

We’ve not long since returned home after attending the dress/technical rehearsal of the Olympic Games opening ceremony – it was quite simply the best show that I’ve ever seen in my life!

It is such an intelligent show – quietly poignant and deafeningly exciting; pastoral and industrial; ancient and modern; witty and solemn – there was the….ooh, and then the aah…. there was so much going on it was hard to know where to look. But I won’t spoil it by saying too much or publishing the many photos that I took (yet!), but it was AWESOME!

Needless to say, the light shows were amazing – and we got lots of audience participation – I love that – I’d much rather be a performer than a spectator.

What I’ll remember most was the music running throughout and the magnificent live musicians – including Mike Oldfield (of tubular bells fame – you have to be a certain age :-)) – it will be the ultimate Olympic ceremony that you can sing along to – whether you’re meant to or not!

And we didn’t even see the whole thing – some bits are  still secret – I cannot wait to see it all on Friday…

I believe that there are still some £2,000 tickets left. Sadly I don’t have a granny left to sell, but if you do, then away to e-bay with her – believe me, the ticket’s worth it….

I know many people who don’t like the Olympics, but I beg you all to let your inner child out on Friday evening and allow yourself to enjoy the ceremony – I thought it was quite remarkable. And as for ‘following’ Beijing – Bah!

Richard is working as an Olympic volunteer in the stadium on the night – I hope he gets to work in a part of the building where he can see the whole thing. Otherwise join me in front of the telly (get in front of as big a screen as you can find) – turn the volume to full blast, put on your dancing shoes and jiggle your way through it – I dare you not to join in with the singing!

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