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Old 08-13-2012, 01:26 AM   #1
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George Michael...?
Fashion...?
Annie Lennox looking like the butler in Rocky Horror Picture Show...

Sheesh - WTH is all this bizarre [email protected]? NOT impressed.
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it was terrible

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The Brazilian "acceptance" number was the best part of the ceremony.
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I probably watched about 15 min of the ceremony and hated every bit of it. my thumb was.on ff the rest of it. complete junk
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I watched it in bed for about 15 minutes, then I turned on Everybody loves Raymond for about 10, then I fell asleep.

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I liked the closing ceremony better then the opening. The Brits do make some of the best music in the world, and they looked like they were really having fun.

It's hard for me to be too critical when i think about all the logistics that went into producing that event. I guess you have to make a plan, be OK with it, and send it out considering the time you have. You just can't please everyone.
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I read somewhere that the Who played but wasn't televised. Yet they showed the Pet Shop Boys? Ugh... Glad I didn't watch.
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Didn't watch.

was just happy that the world didn't come to an end because the Brits weren't prepared



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I liked the closing ceremony better then the opening. The Brits do make some of the best music in the world, and they looked like they were really having fun.

It's hard for me to be too critical when i think about all the logistics that went into producing that event. I guess you have to make a plan, be OK with it, and send it out considering the time you have. You just can't please everyone.
I agree that the logistical aspects were really well done. Just kinda' weird who they picked to perform and the arrangements of the musical "numbers". Granted, a few were okay but most were really lame. I do think the concept for the Olympic Flames in these games was perhaps the best one in recent memory.
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Yea, I suppose there are many people with different expertise that were relied upon to do their part as far as music and score choices, venue construction, security concerns, and the all in all presentation, and finale. There is always someone that can do it better provided there's access to that sort of talent. Given today's complex communication abilities, and potential threats, I would consider this spectacle to be a success if you've prevented serious injury and or death.
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I was hoping a big Monty Python foot would come down and put out the torch.
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Yea, I suppose there are many people with different expertise that were relied upon to do their part as far as music and score choices, venue construction, security concerns, and the all in all presentation, and finale. There is always someone that can do it better provided there's access to that sort of talent. Given today's complex communication abilities, and potential threats, I would consider this spectacle to be a success if you've prevented serious injury and or death.
Very true. Several times while we were watching the ceremonies we said, "Boy, what a target for a terrorist attack." The security must be mind boggling.

This guy I was recently working for who was heavily involved in the 1996 game in Atlanta said the bombing that took place there was in the one unsecured venue in the entire games. It was public property (Centennial Olympic Park) and public officials wanted everyone to feel free to attend without having to go through security points. Bad decision.
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