Sunday, 29 July 2012

Olympic Opening Ceremony 2012

I'm not going to try and act the expert on Olympic Opening Ceremonies because in truth I've only seen 2. Beijing 2008 and London 2012.
The London Opening Ceremony was on Friday 27th July and it surprised me that it looked back in time instead of to the future. I expected the opening ceremony to tell us that London is becoming a better place and it is going to be successful in the future. Instead the first part of the opening ceremony had Victorian people coming out of Coal mines and giant Industrial chimneys being put up.
2 of the most iconic celebrities which appeared in the opening ceremony were Daniel Craig (James Bond) and Rowan Atkinson (Mr Bean) . Daniel Craig who plays James Bond parachuted from a helicopter with the Queen and landed in the Olympic stadium.
Rowan Atkinson who plays Mr Bean was playing with the musicians however he soon got bored and started day dreaming.
Both of them are iconic British Icons and most people in the world recognised them.
The ceremony focused a lot on music and how it has changed through the eras. Dizzee Rascal sung 'Bonkers' and towards the end of the ceremony Sir Paul McCartney from the Beatles sung 'Hey Jude'.
All together, I think it was an outstanding way to start the Olympic games and hopefully since all the team GB athletes are in their own capital city it will help us win Gold.