I am a huge fan of the Olympics. I love almost every moment of them. In fact, the Olympics got in the way of this blog just a bit. I spent lots of hours watching swimming, diving, gymnastics, rowing…well, you get the picture! It’s a good thing Clay Aiken was on vacation from his public life!!
We can only hope that Clay’s break is over “SOON.” And, thank you all for all the support for CANN. I know we will all be happier when we have real news from Clay.
I spent last night enjoying the Closing Ceremonies of the 2012 London Olympics. This was one of the largest musical concerts ever. I was confused some of the time, I laughed, I rolled my eyes, but I couldn’t stop watching…I loved it!
The concert was aimed at celebrating one of Britain’s most popular exports over the last 50 years. The best of Britain’s past and present music scene hosted a party for the volunteers, the athletes and the entire world.
There were many stars including the Pet Shop Boys, Kaiser Chiefs, George Michael, Tinie Tempah and Jessie J. Other performers included Kate Moss, Russell Brand, Julian Lloyd Webber, Naomi Campbell and Darcey Bussell and The Who.
My favorite performance of the night was the wonderful British comedian, actor, composer and producer, Eric Idle. The actor led the 80,000-strong crowd through a sing-along rendition of Always Look on the Bright Side of Life, while skating nuns, Morris Dancers and rugby players all performed around him. When the song was finished, a human cannonball was launched across the entire stadium.
Any time you can get 80,000 people to sing, without prompting, the funny words to the Monty Python song, you know you have a real hit!
Thank you to London and Britain for a wonderful Olympic Games and a fabulous Closing Ceremony.
What was your favorite moment of the Closing Ceremonies?
How do you compare it to the Opening Ceremonies?