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    I watched most of the Closing ceremonies. It seems NBC stopped the telecast after the flame went out. They may show the rest later but it's really late and I am tired of staying up late due to NBC's ridiculous schedule for the Olympics. They could have easily shown the closing ceremonies live-it's a Sunday! Instead they chose to start them really late in the evening when I had to get ready to go to work the next morning. Stupid NBC!

    I really enjoyed these Olympic games even though I did not get to watch a lot of the events I would have liked to. In the closing ceremonies 'Imagine' was done beautifully. I am not sure I really enjoyed watching some of the performances. On TV it seemed to drag but in person I am sure it was spectacular.

    Well done, London! You should be proud.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matryeshka View Post
    This is ridiculously awesome. Clearly, the runners weren't the only ones doping! A bus that turns into a giant undulating octopus with Fatboy Slim as the DJ! Of course!
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    Quote Originally Posted by numbers123 View Post
    because none of the athletes know who the WHO are? or even why those really old guys are singing?
    I'm 23, which is similar in age to most of these athletes, and my twitter feed when Pinball Wizard came on was full of my friends (including those as young as 20) asking who the eff was singing Pinball Wizard and where was The Who?

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    I'm trying to figure out how my old college friend who wanted nothing to do with my Monty Python viewing habits back in the 80s was all "ERIC IDLE WOOOHOOOO!" on Facebook during the closing ceremonies. Hmpf.
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    There are so many fantastic british musical acts, it must have been hard to not have them all there. I understand some of them were otherwise occupied, but I am surprised there was no Rolling Stones, Peter Gabriel (on tour I think), Adele (or was she early in the broadcast?), Elton John, Led Zepelin, Coldplay (on tour), David Gilmore, etc.

    And where was John Cleese? Kept expecting him to join Eric Idle.

    Sad I missed George Michael. I was putting my boys to bed when he was on, and NBC bastards haven't left any video of it anywhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Theatregirl1122 View Post
    I'm 23, which is similar in age to most of these athletes, and my twitter feed when Pinball Wizard came on was full of my friends (including those as young as 20) asking who the eff was singing Pinball Wizard and where was The Who?
    I was sort of speaking in jest - because I think that there are a fair number who might have known. But I am pretty sure if you asked my 26 year old, he wouldn't know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by manleywoman View Post
    There are so many fantastic british musical acts, it must have been hard to not have them all there. I understand some of them were otherwise occupied, but I am surprised there was no Rolling Stones, Peter Gabriel (on tour I think), Adele (or was she early in the broadcast?), Elton John, Led Zepelin, Coldplay (on tour), David Gilmore, etc.

    And where was John Cleese? Kept expecting him to join Eric Idle.

    Sad I missed George Michael. I was putting my boys to bed when he was on, and NBC bastards haven't left any video of it anywhere.
    Adeles is pregnant, which probably explains her absence. I was surprised there was no mention of the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin, and Elton John. Even if they didn't perform, some use of their music would have made sense, especially with the David Bowie homage before the fashion sequence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reckless View Post
    I was surprised there was no mention of the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin, and Elton John. Even if they didn't perform, some use of their music would have made sense, especially with the David Bowie homage before the fashion sequence.
    Maybe they wanted $$$ for the use of their music. Definitely a guess, I have no idea.

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    Yes... Elton John would have definitely lifted the standard. Would have been more up my street anyway.

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    Elton John was in the Opening Ceremony, right? Or am I hallucinating?
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    Quote Originally Posted by milanessa View Post
    Elton John was in the Opening Ceremony, right? Or am I hallucinating?
    You're hallucinating.

    Someone mentioned several posts ago that Cold Play will be at the Paralimpics. Maybe one or two of the others mentioned will be there too.

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    IIRC Elton was supposed to be the musical director for the whole thing but there was a battle of egos going on and he dropped out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by triple_toe View Post
    IIRC Elton was supposed to be the musical director for the whole thing but there was a battle of egos going on and he dropped out.
    I am so not surprised.

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    Elton John would think he is a bigger deal than the Olympics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigB08822 View Post
    Elton John would think he is a bigger deal than the Olympics.
    Well, he is
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