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That was seriously the most anti-climactic Olympic torch lightning ceremony of all time, with the lamest "torch". Really? Years of planning for that? It looks like a big garbage can fire in the middle of the stadium
"I couldnt care less what anyone else says or how they take the piss, I enjoyed it, it was ****ing brilliant and nailed it better than Bejing.
It doesnt matter if there were themes and concepts that didnt exactly translate, it didnt need to really, the Bejing one had loads of esoteric symbolism which you needed a degree in sociology & eastern philosophy to interpret. For anything that might of been a bit English centric it didnt matter as it wasnt on for long enough before it jumped to something else. The music smashed it as well, as unusually there was pop music used, so people could just enjoy the show for once. These things are usually full of ballet and interpretive dance and no one knows what the **** any of it really means, generally they are stilted stuck up haughty affairs, this was relaxed and even deliberately funny at times. A total success."
Citing the fact that the opening ceremonies are always terrible, including those of the US, makes me somehow less manly than the cranky old cranks b1tching about how un-tough the ceremony is, and therefore the entire British nation, while watching the whole thing?