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London Olympics opening ceremony was bonkers - and stunning

Bonkers. No two ways about it. The Olympics opening ceremony spun so far off the wall, it broke the sound barrier.

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Danny Boyle should be congratulated for portraying Britain's history without going down the road of empire & jingoism.

Posted by Mosstrooper on 8 August 2012 at 17:23

London's AWESOME and MAGNIFICENT Opening Cermony made the ones in Sydney, Athens & Beijing look like a vicar's tea party on a wet Sunday afternoon. I did not see anything in the ceremony that was "leftie"; therefore that twit of a "politician" doesn't know what he's tweeting about. Not only did the ceremony make me proud to be Great British, but also proves that this wonderful country of ours can truly put on a QUALITY show for the world & his wife. But, above all,if the Games can inspire one Cumbrian to become a future Olympian, then that - to me - is job done, and then some.

Posted by JOHN HASTINGS on 2 August 2012 at 16:01

@ Albert
i was stating a fact if it was based say around the manchester area that is almost central for the WHOLE country to travel to not way way down south and by the way i am not the only person to think this.

Posted by djr on 2 August 2012 at 12:13

Hoping for extra funds the British sports organisations cash in on some wacky Christmas cards with golden stamps.

Posted by Royl on 2 August 2012 at 11:32

I thought the first part of the opening ceremony was absolutely ridiculous - telly tubby land with a mish mash of things going on. I can only imagine how the rest of the world now think we live in GB. The wacky parts with the queen and Rowan Atkinson were great for the GB sense of humour.........., team after team strolling in got a bit tedious and then I got bored and went to bed.

Posted by anon on 2 August 2012 at 10:42

It was really fantastic. Hopefully for my 98 old neighbour who missed it their might be a DVD. The closing ceremony is forecast as quiet a show also. Be nice to have Doves on Bikes for Christmas Trees, then theirs Boris on a Wire. Totally all wacky.

Posted by Royl on 1 August 2012 at 20:42

So I take it Seb did "let" you enjoy this then after all as you whined about in your last article?

Posted by Adam on 1 August 2012 at 15:34

some people are never happy the coverage on tv is spot on you can watch any sport that you want as it happens, the opening ceremony was a bit out there but was still good to watch on TV the person that said it was all for southerners should get a life!! probably never goes anywhere or does anything but complain!!!!

Posted by albert on 1 August 2012 at 12:52

Crazy, surreal, bizarre but I loved it.

Favourite tweet of the night, the Queen should have lit the flame, she is the only one Corgi registered!.

Posted by Andrew on 1 August 2012 at 12:29

waste of money yet again geared up for people down south

Posted by djr on 1 August 2012 at 12:09

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