I'm not really convinced by the kind of things put on show in these ceremonies—the whole showcase your country idea. Seems a bit self indulgent to me. Anyhow, as they go, this one was OK, although I and my family/friends agree that the queen was a bit of an embarrassment—sitting there like a sour old puss through the show, even caught picking at her nails as the British team marched in. Jeesh! What's her problem? It was incredible that she couldn't crack a smile or something for such a gigantic national event. :nono:
(Even in the Bond clip, she portrayed herself badly by being so rude to Bond when he came into the room. The whole thing did her no favors, IMHO. The corgies were cute, though.)
The moment I always look for is the lighting of the flame. It wasn't too bad this time, but nothing will ever beat the Barcelona lighting. That's one of the great TV moments in history, IMHO.
Yeah, I don't like him much, but I admit his routine in the ceremony was pretty funny. (At least there was something live about the LSO performance. )
Unfortunately, we don't get to see a lot of the games here, as it takes place in the wee hours for us (so I just flick on the TV for a few minutes if I get up for a wee).