Like most of the world I loved the Olympics, I just love watching sport full stop. The opening ceremony was unusual and so different and the actual lighting of the flame was quite special. of course Team GB were brilliant. But what of the closing ceremony? Mmmmmmmmm. Some of the "acts", billed as the best of British music, really?? Madness were on singing "our House" (yet again) like they did for the Jubilee, not exactly a roaring crowd pleaser. When I saw the (way too short) tribute to Freddie Mercury and then Brian May doing what he does best, I thought we were going to be treated to the new Queen frontman "Adam Lambert" (American Idol runner up, fab voice), who could have bought the house down, but oh no we get (yet again) Jessie J (another Jubilee act), it was fast becoming the Jessie J show. Poor old Ray Davies (Kinks) looked and sounded like he was half bladdered. Annie Lennox looking frankly a bit daft in a boat being hauled around the stage (another Jubilee act), Oasis ex frontman painfully trying to sing - was it just me or did most of the acts fail to hit a good note?? At least they didn't give us Grace Jones with her hula hoop (Jubilee). Did the Spice girls spice up your night? Absolutely nothing wrong with any of these artists in their own right, but put them on a stage "live" and the majority were an epic fail. Disappointing and sometimes embarrassing. The best bit for me was the John Lennon "Imagine" slot. How strange that it took two great deceased artists (Lennon and Mercury) to get the crowd going? The worst bit (for me) were the mega ego's of the models strutting the catwalk. Pointless. Nuff said.
What did you honestly think?