Fantastic Olympics closing ceremony!

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  1. kylera macrumors 65816

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    I wonder if the iTunes store will have a playlist of the songs played during the closing ceremony...man, what a wrapup!!
     
  2. Bishwasher, Aug 12, 2012
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    They do. There's the album with everything from the ceremony and there's also a list of bands and albums/songs available for download seperately.
     
  3. firestarter macrumors 603

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    Seriously?

    One or two goodies... but lots of **** from people who can't sing in tune. A pretty pitiful lineup.

    Opening ceremony was night-and-day better.

    Jessie J was the worst... an embarrassment to modern British pop. I'd listen to 2ne1, 4minute etc. in preference any day!
     
  4. Melcombe macrumors newbie

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    They all looked like they were enjoying themselves. I thought Jessie J was rather good!

    For one moment I thought they might be firing HM The Queen out of that cannon, but luckily it was Eric Idle. Phew.
     
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    I had forgotten about that ceremony, and was reminded by a Facebook post stating (in disgust) that the band One Direction was performing. Needless to say I didn't bother to open my TV.
     
  7. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    The Brazil preview was better than both the ceremonies.
     
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    i'm not going to lie, but jessie j looked kinda hot tonight. never noticed it before, but I was surprised.
     
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    Screw You NBC, I want to watch The Who.

    And Who's idea was it to bring back the Spice Girls, we were fine with them dead.
     
  10. Bishwasher macrumors regular

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    In a way I can see it from both sides...some bits were good like the Jessie J & Queen version of "We will rock you". But other bits were awful like bringing the Spice Girls back, they couldn't sing before and they definitely can't sing now! If they had to appear, they could at least have made Geri wear her Union Jack dress:D, although Bo Jo's "dancing" made me smile:). For me the only thing missing was the "Borismaster" the new London Bus.
     
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    Who played?! I thought the Olympics ended a week ago :eek:
     
  12. tekno macrumors 6502a

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    It's fantastic that it's all finally over and done with.
     
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    Other than the fact that Muse sounded like they were trying to summon some evil demon, I thought the closing ceremony was brilliant and showed the great diversity of UK Music over the years.
     
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    I can't believe One Direction got (quite a long) spot towards the start of the ceremony. Absolute talentless idiots put together by the puppet master Simon Cowell. They even mimed to the song they had no input in writing! Disgrace to British music.
     
  16. boss.king macrumors 68040

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    I didn't actualkly watch the ceremony because I was in class, but the line up seemed to go from musical greats to greatly overrated and everything in between. The line up of junk artists (One Direction etc) is actually what makes me not want to see it at all.
     
  17. docx macrumors member

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    Couldn't agree more, massive waste of taxpayers money.
     
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    Some good (Queen, Muse, The Who) some bad (One Direction, Spice Girls) that's why remotes were invented people. Thought it not to bad overall myself.
     
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    It'd be nice if the Olympics company (the name escapes me) funded the whole thing. And if BBC News had non-sports news for more than 10 minutes.
     
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    I'm pretty sure I saw Dave the Prime Minister there.
     
  21. Heilage macrumors 68030

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    Some good, some awful.

    The person who gave that awful woman permission to rape a Queen song should be put in jail.
     
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    Was it really that bad? I thought they did pretty well considering how dead freddie is...
     
  23. Heilage macrumors 68030

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    The part from Wembley was brilliant, and the May guitar section was excellent. Then it all went wrong.

    You don't piss on the Mona Lisa. You don't let silly women like her cover a Queen song.
     
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    Not as good as the opening, but all in all good.

    The only down for me was the the Spice old women. :D
     
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    I thought it was great. The opening ceremony was fantastic and left such a high bar. But the closing was perfectly cheesy and it was great to see all the cameos. I enjoyed it thoroughly and thought London did a wonderful job all up. You guys all should be proud - ignore the cynics. I'm sad I couldn't be there to enjoy it with you all in such a beautiful city.
     

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