Saturday, July 28, 2012

We watched --mostly-- did you?

We watched (most of) the opening ceremony of the Olympics last night.  Did you?  I'm not sure what to think about it, but that's been the case for me with the last few Olympics opening ceremonies (and the last several Oscars.)  While I appreciate the tremendous effort that went into the production,  I found it a little difficult to follow the storyline even with the commentary.  But at least this year's production didn't leave me feeling vaguely uneasy as that incredible, lock-step precision performance at the Beijing Olympics did.   

It's probably no surprise that my favorite part last night was the Queen and her Corgis and Daniel Craig.   The Queen seems pretty nice, but those Corgis! -- even if they are the "wrong" kind -- and Daniel Craig!  Sigh!

I think I love Great Britian's flag almost as much as I love our American flag.  (OK.  So, I didn't get such a good shot of the Union Jack on the TV -- but that's it, I promise.)
Sadly, none of us managed to stay awake through the entire production and we missed Paul McCartney's performance.  I wonder if he was able to finish before they cut the sound??
The fireworks we saw were rather nice, and they lasted a little longer than ours on the 4th of July did!
All-in-all, I suppose it was a pretty good start to the Games of the XXX Olympiad!  Of course, we'll be cheering for the competitors from the United States, but we wish all the athletes a fun, safe competition!


Lois said...

I totally agree with your observations on ceremonies, past and present....just kinda weird, and that peculiar tribute to the NHS ??!! The whole things singular redeeming bit was Daniel Craig, Her Majesty, and the dearly beloveds....Adorable, excellent :-) And I too love the Brits VERY much...

scotsmad said...

We liked the queen's bit and Mr Bean best.

XXXoOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy