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The end of the Olympics
I realise I will upset folks, but the closing ceremony was no more than a Coldplay concert, and not a good one at that. I don't like them.
I like them, but I think they played some inappropriately dreary songs for what is supposed to be a celebration.
A Coldplay concert with Rihanna and dancers and an orchestra and fire and weird vehicles and other stuff. Get your facts right.
Some folks enjoy being pedantic.
And a flag, Boris and the Brazilian national anthem.
I'm not a fan of Coldplay either, but they did OK. I'm more disappointed that Channel 4 cut to adverts instead of showing the clip explaining the Whang Youn Dai Achievement Award. More on a personal note as my brother-in-law produced the short film and it would have been great for him, but on a sporting note it was more important to the actual Paralympics than Coldplay's songs.
I'm thinking it's all a bit trippy, but that's just me.
At long last the whole fucking sporting extravaganza is over. Not before time. Good riddance. Back to reality.
I am really going to miss the wall-to-wall sport on TV that I have enjoyed this summer, even though I have spent far too much time watching it since we went back to school. It was a once-in-a-lifetime event and such a wonderful atmosphere. Hip hip hooray for London 2012.
I thought it was brilliant. Seb Coe and his crew did an amazing job and we should be really proud of these fantastic events. I will really miss this and am sad to think that I'll never have the opportunity to attend Olympic or Paralympic events again. Ditto, shy anne.
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