Is it the RB thing? Ughh that was painful. It was such a wonderful tribute to Lennon, and then that happened.
Yup, tis indeed the RB thing. Urggggg… I completely agree with you, the tribute was so moving and beautiful and perfectly in keeping with the Olympic values. They all did so well.
And then Mr. came on. I was like *eye roll* ‘Oh, it’s a shame they couldn’t have found someone better to sing Charlie and the Chocolate factory. Like, you know. ANYONE.’ but then I heard the ‘I Am The Walrus’ intro, and I still lived in hope. I was naively like “Oh, wonder who they’ve got to sing this?”
And then it dawned on me. And I was like No. No. Nope. No Sir. They can’t. They wouldn’t. Seb Coe would surely not let this happen…
And then he started ‘singing’ and I literally couldn’t look at the screen again unitl it was over and he was gone and the brilliant Fatboy Slim-in-giant-Octopus segment was in full swing.
I just… found it wildly inappropriate. It’s an amazing song and it deserved better. Anyone could have performed it better. Steve Redgrave. Denise Lewis. Anyone. I would’ve been well chuffed to see all the BBC sports presenters belting it out together, TBH. Anything.
But that utterly vapid waste of space and representative of the shallow ‘Celeb’-culture that the Olympics felt like a welcome break from?
Calm down. This was the best ceremony ever. Both of them, the first and the last one. Your country showed what it has best without boasting or thinking yo’re better than others. You showed the world how great country you are.You ought to be proud :D
LOL. I agree it was a great ceremony. And the Opening Ceremony was truly incredible. And I am pleased and proud of the huge success this country has made of the Olympic Games.
Don’t worry, I’ve calmed down now. I’m quite zen about the whole thing. I think with years of counselling I may even lose this eye-twitch. ; )
I accept and welcome the mix of styles and I’m totally cool with them having stuff that may not be to my taste but pleases a lot of others, OBV.
But I do still think to have RB ‘singing’ a well-loved Beatles song was extremely poor judgement. It left a bad taste in my mouth that I could have done without. Especially odd after they were so tasteful and respectful of John Lennon’s memory earlier in the ceremony.
And I hate RB so much it gives me energy (and I’m usually such a loving person!). I can’t find it in me to apologise for that. ; )
But I won’t let it spoil the whole thing for me, don’t worry. : P I mean, they had a giant Freddie! And Brian May’s old-man ‘fro was there!!! OMG, Brian May was so cool it hurt. I want that jacket of his with the badger on one sleeve and the fox on the other. Maybe I just want to be him. : )