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Post  Admin on Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:44 pm

London 2012 is finally upon us and we're all very excited about seeing the Opening Ceremony gig that's being held on Friday at the Olympic Park to mark the start of the historical event that's set to continue throughout the summer. Who's excited??

The musical line-up will see acts from all four host nations of the UK, with Duran Duran representing England, Snow Patrol representing Northern Ireland, Stereophonics representing Wales, and Paolo Nutini representing Scotland.

Simon Le Bon, lead singer of Duran Duran, said of the eagerly-anticipated, "Performing to so many people on the most exciting day in sport for Great Britain will be one of the highlights of the last decade for us. We have been invited to represent England for this Team GB show, and we couldn't be more proud. Seeing the torch being lit on the big screens before hitting the stage in this iconic location will be a great experience... we simply can't wait."

Paul McCartney has also confirmed that he'll be performing at the massive London event. Speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live Drive, he ended the speculation and said "I've been booked" and added that he would be "closing the opening".

He also admitted that "on certain occasions" he still gets nerves before performing.

And with an estimated worldwide audience of four billion people, Paul's definitely going to be feeling the nerves on Friday night!

Where will you be watching the opening ceremony?

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Post  Admin on Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:46 pm

Duran Duran??????? Really????? The talent that we have in the England and they pick them!!!!!
Evil or Very Mad

At least Wales have the Sterophonics!
Paul McCartney is also playing so its not all bleggh
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Post  bryan1 on Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:12 am

Clearly, Lord (Sebastian) Coe used to "groove" to them "back in the day". Rolling Eyes
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Post  1jsfan on Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:40 am

I was wondering if any of you were getting excited about the Olympics? I'm not too much of a sports fan, but I'll pick up on some of it. Must be a large influx of tourists for you, and it will probably get pretty crazy near the events.
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Post  Admin on Fri Jul 27, 2012 2:24 am

Bored to death with it already. Im not a sports fan either and every day for the past few weeks they've been having a build up on tv. I'll probably watch the opening thing and the closing thing and if we start to get good at anything I may watch it.

It's the only time for donkies years I havent wished to be back in London. Infact my sister still lives there and she says she's staying indoors and her husband has gone off back to Scotland for a few weeks
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Post  1jsfan on Fri Jul 27, 2012 2:32 am

Admin wrote: every day for the past few weeks they've been having a build up on tv. I'll probably watch the opening thing and the closing thing and if we start to get good at anything I may watch it.

Now that is what we call a "fair weather fan".. (me too)

I bet it is a big pain in the rear, if you are not into it.

But, maybe people will be spending enough to cover all the expense to host it, and bring some extra cash to the economy. Something needs to give a little push. I don't know how it is there, but most everything is still very slow here.... at least were I live.
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Post  Euan Buchan on Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:48 pm

Won't watch it at all until Paul McCartney is on
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Post  bryan1 on Sat Jul 28, 2012 1:32 am

I probably won't watch all the opening ceremony - but I'll watch many of the events, especially the athletics.

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Post  Admin on Sat Jul 28, 2012 11:04 pm

I actually enjoyed the opening ceremony. Im not too sure how many people from outside the UK could follow it all because it was made up of a lot of our history but there was a fair bit of British humour thrown in too.

I watched the BBC news very late last night when they interviewed Chinese sports journalist Yan Qiang from Beijing and he said very seriously 'The Queen, even at her age, can still dive from the sky'. Shocked I have never heard background laugher on the BBC News before
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Post  1jsfan on Sun Jul 29, 2012 12:21 am

Admin wrote:......journalist Yan Qiang from Beijing and he said very seriously 'The Queen, even at her age, can still dive from the sky'. Shocked I have never heard background laugher on the BBC News before


What?? scratch
Is this another of those "lost in translation" things? Like "I never passed by the monkey" ? scratch Yikes!!
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Post  Admin on Sun Jul 29, 2012 1:09 am

Theres no way they'd ever make the Queen jump out of a helicopter she far too royal for that. They used a double and it was almost comical watching her dress floating around like that
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Post  1jsfan on Sun Jul 29, 2012 1:23 am

I didn't see it so I just thought it was another one of those translation issues.
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Post  bryan1 on Sun Jul 29, 2012 1:54 am

Admin wrote:Theres no way they'd ever make the Queen jump out of a helicopter she far too royal for that. They used a double and it was almost comical watching her dress floating around like that

Never mind about being too royal - she's 86 years old!
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Post  Admin on Sun Jul 29, 2012 2:36 am

and theres that too
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Post  edygee on Sun Jul 29, 2012 4:31 am



lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol!
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Post  1jsfan on Sun Jul 29, 2012 4:45 am

I'm sorry I missed that now. Sad
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Post  Admin on Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:15 am



lol!
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Post  Admin on Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:20 am



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Post  1jsfan on Sun Jul 29, 2012 9:18 am

That's pretty funny. I saw a short clip on youtube, but it was poor quality, did like the music with it.

I have to hand it to you about your Queen, she is very hardy. She probably could do the jump if she wanted.
The Queen Mother was amazing! There is a lot of longevity there, on the female side, for sure.
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Post  Admin on Sun Aug 12, 2012 12:32 am

We have the Closing Ceremony tomorrow which features (among others) The Spice Girls Shocked
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Post  1jsfan on Sun Aug 12, 2012 1:33 am

Admin wrote:We have the Closing Ceremony tomorrow which features (among others) The Spice Girls Shocked
I know they are popular, but they have never charted on my chart. Rolling Eyes sunny
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Post  bryan1 on Sun Aug 12, 2012 1:46 am

1jsfan wrote:
Admin wrote:We have the Closing Ceremony tomorrow which features (among others) The Spice Girls Shocked
I know they are popular, but they have never charted on my chart. Rolling Eyes sunny

Joss used to like them - when she was about 10! Very Happy
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Post  1jsfan on Sun Aug 12, 2012 2:39 am

bryan1 wrote:
Joss used to like them - when she was about 10! Very Happy
Actually, I did hear her say that.
I would probably have liked them if they had been around when I was about ten too!

I really shouldn't say, I've never listened to them enough to form an opinion.... other than I know they are nice to look at.
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Post  edygee on Sun Aug 12, 2012 3:39 am

1jsfan wrote:I know they are nice to look at.

They WERE nice to look at. Now they're kinda ODD to look at.....
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Post  1jsfan on Sun Aug 12, 2012 4:47 am

Now you have my Curiosity up! I'll have to watch. tongue
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