|The actual Glastonbury-Tor|
My favorite - well I had many favorite moments such as Bond and The Queen but it was Musician Mike Oldfield playing Tubular Bells, as the tribute to the world of children’s literature begun, that really took me away. Flashback to childhood bedtime stories, my daughter enjoyed it too. It was magical, in a rare public appearance, Harry Potter author JK Rowling started the tale. The nurses seen in the picture were real nurses, not actors or dancers! How amazing it must have been for these people and these children to take part of this grand event.
My daughter and I had created our own Olympic torches, we took white paper that we drew on with markers, then rolled it into a cone. Four square light tissue papers in colors of orange, red, and yellow, were crunched to look like flames, simply place the four tissues on top of each other, pinch the middle, turn it over, crunch the top and tape the pointy bottom - Voilà! So each time our Country entered the stadium we waved our torches, and I say each time as we have three to root for, our motherland, my country of birth, and the one we adopted. But you know, always the one you grew up in is the one your heart belongs to.
I didn't care much for all that rock'n'roll history, the boy, the girl who lost her phone .... yawn ... but the tribute to Tim Berners-Lee inventor of the world wide web was very nice. Overall, it was entertaining. We turned the evening into a family event, after a long hard week, it was delightful to see The Queen parachuting down from an Helicopter and hear my daughter scream, "look mommy!! It's Mr. Bean!!"
After all this entire amazing Spectacle wouldn't have been right without Rowan Atkins, let alone Paul McCartney at the closing.