Is each Olympics perfect? Its a term that is thrown out a lot by commentators, spectators and those participating in the ceremonies. Of course, nothing is ever perfect but even this girl has to admit that the 2012 London Olympics closing ceremony was MUCH better than the opening ceremony. Instead of scratching my head trying to figure out what was going on and why, I sang along with the music and thought about what the athletes must be feeling right now. With the pressures of competition over, I believe they are truly enjoying themselves, regardless of whether or not a medal is hanging around their neck.
My favorite parts of the closing ceremony had to be the Stomp inspired performance and (don’t laugh) George Michael singing Freedom. Who would have thought banging together some trash can lids would make a sound worth listening to? And George Michael still looks good. I know he would have no interest in me but I’m OK with that. It’s more fun to look than it is to live with them. I also finally learned who One Direction is now I’ll introduce them to my daughter so I don’t have to listen to Justin Bieber and Carly Rae Jepsen. ALL. THE. TIME. (Though it is a riot to watch her sing along and dance to their songs).
I’m not a huge WHO fan so their performance didn’t do much for me but I wonder why the lead singer (see I don’t even know his name) wore his jeans low on his hips like some juvenile delinquent. Now that I’m old I can use that term. And David Bowie? He just scares me. But overall the closing ceremonies kept me distracted enough that I it took me more time than necessary to complete my graduate homework and guess what? I’m watching it again.
What was your favorite part of the 2012 London Olympics closing ceremony?