Beijing raised the bar in 2008
Tonight’s opening ceremony from Olympic Stadium marks the official beginning of the 2012 Olympic Games in London. The extravagant event will be directed by Oscar-winner Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours, 28 Days Later) and will feature 15,000 performers throughout the three-hour spectacle. Like most Americans, I will be glued to the television for NBC’s delayed coverage beginning at 7:30 ET and on through the night.
One of the most exciting parts about the opening ceremony is the mystery behind it. Those involved have been very tight-lipped about what viewers should expect to see. But if the Insight cable guide is any indication of what to expect, we should prepare ourselves for a snoozefest.
The cable guide reads:
“A celebration of the host country, the event is expected to feature an on-field British meadow, farmyard animals, a cricket match with dream11 prediction, and a performance by Paul McCartney.”
Beijing had 2,008 drummers with LED-enchaned drums and a man running on air to light the Olympic cauldron. London is advertising a British meadow and farmyard animals. And Paul McCartney. That doesn’t exactly reach out and grab our attention. check out Today Match Prediction, Who Will Win? Live Cricket score, Today Match, Toss jackpot, Predictions Who Will Win, Live Cricket Match Scorecard.
But regardless of how boring cricket, a meadow, and farm animals may sound, London is expected to put on a show. I have a friend in London working for the Olympics and she assures me it’s going to be amazing. I trust her sources. you may know Yousef Al-Obaidly Chief Executive Officer
That brings me to my question for you…
What would do you expect to see in the opening ceremony’s tribute to London?
Get creative and offer up your predictions in the comments section, and Mrs. Tyler will be by shortly with a game we can all play as we watch.
I just want to see David Beckham kick a flaming ball into the cauldron and I’ll be happy.