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Garden Kitty
06-12-2012, 07:23 PM
Wasn't sure where to put chatter about the Opening and Closing Ceremonies since I know some people like to go unspoiled, so I started a new thread. If it should be somewhere else, can a kind admin move/combine?

Opening ceremony to feature a "country scene" with real farm animals. (http://worldnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/06/12/12184283-cows-and-sheep-to-star-in-london-olympic-games-opening-ceremony?lite)


The whole of the field of play in the stadium will be transformed into the rolling British countryside. Each of the four nations will be represented by their national flower: the rose of England, the thistle of Scotland, the daffodil of Wales and the flax from Northern Ireland.

Real farmyard animals will graze on the set: 12 horses, 3 cows, 2 goats, 10 chickens, 8 geese, 70 sheep and 3 sheepdogs

A.H.Black
06-12-2012, 07:37 PM
The whole of the field of play in the stadium will be transformed into the rolling British countryside. Each of the four nations will be represented by their national flower: the rose of England, the thistle of Scotland, the daffodil of Wales and the flax from Northern Ireland.

Real farmyard animals will graze on the set: 12 horses, 3 cows, 2 goats, 10 chickens, 8 geese, 70 sheep and 3 sheepdogs Fine with me. After all the opening ceremonies is supposed to reflect the culture and history of the city/country where they take place. Whether it's effective or not will totally depend on how it's done.

Anyone care to wager on whether or not there will be a fashion show?

Thanks for starting the thread. I was hoping someone would.

SHARPIE
06-13-2012, 03:41 AM
Oh bloody hell :rofl: - Oh well, I love sheep

Take That and George Michael confirmed for the closing.

skatefan
06-13-2012, 08:00 AM
Maypoles :cheer2:

Garden Kitty
06-13-2012, 04:29 PM
I love the idea of sheep and cows! :sheep: How can that not be adorable! And sheep dogs to keep things under control - perfection!!!

And we've posted this in other threads, but since we've got an Opening and Closing thread now, I'll repost that Paul McCartney is confirmed (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/olympics/8667129/Sir-Paul-McCartney-to-open-London-2012-Olympics.html)for the Opening Ceremony as well.

A little more detail on Boyle's vision for the ceremony (http://screenrant.com/london-olympics-2012-opening-ceremony-yman-179292/):

And here is a link to the Ceremonies page on the London 2012 website (http://www.london2012.com/spectators/ceremonies/opening-ceremony/) that features more info about the opening, closing, victory and team welcome ceremonies.

milanessa
06-13-2012, 09:17 PM
Poop, poop and more poop. :lol:

A.H.Black
06-13-2012, 10:51 PM
Poop, poop and more poop. :lol:

Maybe they'll all wear diapers.

milanessa
06-13-2012, 10:52 PM
Maybe they'll all wear diapers.

Nappies. :drama:

Fridge_Break
06-14-2012, 02:24 AM
A little more detail on Boyle's vision for the ceremony (http://screenrant.com/london-olympics-2012-opening-ceremony-yman-179292/)

I saw this and got all excited thinking that Susan Boyle was going to be performing.. :slinkaway

gingercrush
06-14-2012, 03:05 AM
o.o sheep and cows. Is this New Zealand? Well we are more British than the British half the time. Anyway it sounds a bit like how Vancouver did their ceremonies in 2010 which are quite the departure from previous Olympic ceremonies.

Domshabfan
06-14-2012, 06:08 AM
Didn't the organising committee what to show a progressive Britain or something like that, when did they decide to change the games to dark ages. Anyway, any time you bring in any sort of animals to the ceremony, the unpredictability factor goes high. Thankfully, they are not bringing any sort of dangerous animals, except humans that is.

allezfred
06-14-2012, 10:03 AM
I saw this and got all excited thinking that Susan Boyle was going to be performing.. :slinkaway

If Susan Boyle performs, I'll be more annoyed than I was with the slam poet. :P

Garden Kitty
06-14-2012, 07:20 PM
I sure hope Susan Boyle isn't going to perform any slam poetry. :)

A.H.Black
06-14-2012, 07:57 PM
I'm not sure if it should be Susan Boyle or not, but you need a large voice (or chorus) for the Olympic Hymn. Some of my favorite moments at Olympic Ceremonies have been the singing of the Olympic Hymn. It was where I discovered Sissel (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=wIrU4Etac8w#t=110s). The 1984 Los Angeles (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=2Ocoe3f09N4#t=216s) chorus is one of my favorites. Another great one is Placido Domingo - Barcelona 1992 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=zAJ_mhr6Il0#t=80s). Frankly, it needs to not be someone with a rock and roll background.

allezfred
06-14-2012, 08:09 PM
I'm not sure if it should be Susan Boyle or not

It shouldn't. ;)