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Last Sunday was the final day of the Olympics 2012 in London. The Olympics are like a huge summer-camp for athletes and once the camp is over, you party and give an amazing show. This year was no exception.
The show started with a portrayal of the morning rush-hour in London and Emeli Sandé singing her hit song “Read All About it Part 3“. All of a sudden the stadium was full of cars and people covered in “newspaper”. And when I say cars, I really mean cars – big ones, small ones, taxis and trucks.
All of a sudden the “newspaper” is gone and the performers are really colorful. Batman and Robin are “exploding” to the stage from inside of a little yellow car and the musical performance group Stomp are stomping around. The show starts with great performances and it doesn’t end there!
There were a bunch of great British performers and famous characters from British history and pop culture on the stage through the whole night. Just to mention a few of my favorites… Pet Shop Boys, One Direction, George Michael, Kaiser Chiefs, Annie Lennox, Russel Brand, Fatboy Slim, Jessie J, Tinie Tempah, Taio Cruz, Spice Girls, Liam Gallagher and Beady Eye, Eric Idle, Muse, Take That, The Who…
The show was amazing and I’m truly sorry if you missed it, because it means you missed Freddie Mercury making the audience sing their butts off )without him actually being there for obvious reasons,) and the mind blowing guitar solo by Brian May. You also missed nuns on roller-skates wearing union jack-boxers, a human cannonball and British supermodels.
The stadium had been turned into a Union Jack-shaped stage and I think it was just absolutely splendid. Also the way the organizers honored the thousands of volunteers was pretty cool.
As I already mentioned the show was just wonderful. There are so many great bits that I could mention here, but this post would soon become extremely long and maybe even boring. I really enjoyed watching it and I was happy not to hear too many agonizing speeches.
Towards the end of the show Brazil and Rio de Janeiro was given their chance to show what to expect from the 2016 summer Olympics. I’m pretty sure it’s going to be a huge, colourful carnival with a lot of samba.
Everything ends and so does the show. The Olympic torch died down and “flew” away with a fiery phoenix.
The night was filled with fireworks and so London said goodbye and good night with a major bang!
I can hardly wait for the next Olympics. At least the next winter Olympics are just two years away…
I give the closing ceremony of the 2012 London summer Olympics five thumps up!
Did you watch the closing ceremony? What did you think? Post your thoughts here!
With warm hugs and gentle thuds – Keri
Oh, and by the way… Kate Middleton was as gorgeous as ever!