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martian_girl
07-13-2012, 06:09 AM
They're ugly. And also made in China (http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/politics/Uniform-Controversy-Made-in-China-162257345.html). Oops.

jenny12
07-19-2012, 07:11 PM
Song from Muse is selected as the main "official" song for the Olympics. (http://content.usatoday.com/communities/entertainment/post/2012/06/olympic-organizers-choose-muse-for-official-games-song/1)



ETA: Here is the link to the song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jt__jKWoYH8)

:lol: Still can't believe how horrific that song is! "I'm gonna wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiin"

I'm looking forward to the opening ceremony. There's no way it could be as dull as Vancouver's.

Garden Kitty
07-23-2012, 05:41 PM
Another article about the opening ceremony with some spoilers (http://news.yahoo.com/olympic-opener-spectacular-not-secret-133749839--oly.html)

skatefan
07-24-2012, 08:59 AM
Another article about the opening ceremony with some spoilers (http://news.yahoo.com/olympic-opener-spectacular-not-secret-133749839--oly.html)
Haven't looked at the link to remain unspoiled, but I accidentally saw something on tv which sounded both brilliant and :shuffle: but guaranteed to make people :lol: (I hope!) I've also seen big groups of people arriving in costume for dress rehearsal so it'll be interesting to see how they fit in with the scheme of things ...

alij
07-24-2012, 06:05 PM
Will be at the ceremony on Friday, but sadly won't see my two friends who were due to perform as part of the cycling segment which was cut last week :(

skatefan
07-24-2012, 06:39 PM
I'm so sorry to hear that alij. What a shame for your friends and indeed we were thinking of all the hard work that people have put into preparing for this event and how excited they must have been to be included, only to be disappointed at the last minute.

alij
07-24-2012, 06:53 PM
I'm so sorry to hear that alij. What a shame for your friends and indeed we were thinking of all the hard work that people have put into preparing for this event and how excited they must have been to be included, only to be disappointed at the last minute.

Gutted would be an understatement, one of them had fallen and broken her elbow in training and had carried on training through the pain to make sure she would be ready.

I am still really looking forward to the spectacle, they were given tickets to one of the technical rehearsals as a bit of an apology and said the show is amazing, just sorry they aren't' part of it.

milanessa
07-24-2012, 08:32 PM
Sorry for your friends, alij, but why was a whole segment cut this late in the game?

alij
07-24-2012, 08:53 PM
When they did the first dress rehearsal, the timing of the show as a whole was too long so a few things were reduced in length and one section, the cycling, which lasted 6 minutes was cut altogether. It was to include, track, road and bmx cyclists working together and they had been working on it for months. Reason given for cutting that section was that the stunt cyclists were professionals on a contract who would be paid in full but my friends and others were certainly not professionals so not sure where that come from.

The length had to be shortened to ensure that everyone could get away from the stadium in time to use public transport, I haven't quite understood why it is starting so late in the evening, I am guessing maybe for TV audiences

milanessa
07-24-2012, 09:00 PM
The length had to be shortened to ensure that everyone could get away from the stadium in time to use public transport, I haven't quite understood why it is starting so late in the evening, I am guessing maybe for TV audiences

Sounds like an excuse for poor planning on their part. I'm sure it happens most every Olys but since this is the current one I'll snark on it. Surely public transport will run extra hours? Or maybe not.

Again, sorry for your friends. It would have been a real thrill for them. :(

alij
07-24-2012, 09:06 PM
Sounds like an excuse for poor planning on their part. I'm sure it happens most every Olys but since this is the current one I'll snark on it. Surely public transport will run extra hours? Or maybe not.
:(

The stupid thing the public transport is still running through the night, and surely starting a 3- 3 1/2 hour show at 9pm was always going to run into this sort of problem. We live quite a way outside London and will be able to use pubic transport no problem even if it does mean getting home at 4am:rolleyes:

Apart form feeling disappointment for my friends and their fellow cyclists I am feeling very positive about it all. We have been told we need to be in our seats by 7.30 for a pre show and I am really excited to see what the evening will bring, we have 6 tickets and will have 3 generations of family there so will be a great experience.

Garden Kitty
07-24-2012, 09:35 PM
The Ceremonies Explorer (http://exploretheceremonies.tumblr.com/)from London 2012