Friday, July 27, 2012

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My Thoughts On: The Olympic Inauguration

          Glorious. That's the first word I can come up with. Spectacular, majestic, whatever, the thing is that the inauguration was marvelous, and that's too little. Danny Boyle created a masterpiece. There were many famous appearances like Daniel Craig, Mr. Bean, J.K. Rowling, Paul McCartney, and countless others.

The Queen is a badass.
          The setting at first was rural Britain. Then, factories rose from the ground and the Industrial Revolution occured. After that, the Great War. Slowly, the setting came to a more modern Britain. There was also a segment which had to do with fantasy, in which you could see Voldemort, Hook, Peter Pan, Mary Poppins, among countless other classical characters. We also went through the 60's until today, going through things like The Beatles, Sex Pistols, Prodigy, and many others. The Arctic Monkeys played. 

        After that, the countries paraded. There were athletes of all shapes and sizes, a few of them quite impressive. When Mexico passed, I cheered, proud for my country. There were some countries, bless them, with two or three athletes, mostly the poorer African countries. You have to wonder how much faith is placed on them. There was also a group of 3 independent athletes, and they were hyped as hell. 

Well, I'll be damned.

           Then, the fire. 7 teenagers who represent the future of England's sport ran and each lit a copper petal of what seemed to be a giant metal flower, which rose and became the giant torch of the Olympic Games. This will be a glorious season, I'm sure of it. 

Peace and fair play.