Well, here we are two short weeks later and the party’s over. And everything that the opening ceremony was – a celebration of British history and culture, rebellion, anarchy, humour, literature, imperfection, solidarity – the closing ceremony wasn’t.
As someone posted on Reddit’s /r/unitedkingdom thread about the closing ceremonies, “It’s like when you start playing crap music at the end of a party just to get all the guests to leave.”
Oh well – it was still entertaining and had its moments.
- John Lennon singing “Imagine there’s no countries”
- Eric Idle doing “The Bright Side of Life”
- Uhm, and probably some other things that weren’t terrible.
…but yeah, the Sex Pistols, The Jam and even Paul McCartney in the opening ceremonies kicked butt over George Michael, the Spice Girls and Liam Gallagher doing the worst Oasis karaoke ever (and I say that as a HUGE Oasis fan.)