Nice Start Britannia!July 28, 2012 at 4:10 PM | Posted in Olympics | 3 Comments
Tags: Britannia, Sir Edward Elgar, Sir Kenneth Branagh, Sir Paul, Sir Simon Rattle
The Sirs got me at the Olympic Opening Ceremonies and they should have as the Ceremonies must have been designed for English Majors who eventually got into classical music, love sentimental sports movies and were the perfect age to welcome the British Invasion to U.S. shores.
Sir Kenneth Branagh, among green hills read Blake and then brought in Will Shakes. to remind us what country is boss in the word biz.
Sir Edward Elgar’s Nimrod Variation swelled as only it can, as Sir Ken finished his piece.
Sir Simon Rattle, baton and the London Symphony Orchestra in hand, led us through the theme from Chariots of Fire and though the movie is sacred to me, I was able to abide by the joking.
Sir Paul, well, he was sometimes my favorite Beatle.
The Industrial Revolution lost me but I had already set a personal record for sticking with Opening Ceremonies. The more pyro, the less I am interested.
Now, onto rooting for Natalie and Missy and Michael and Ryan and beach volleyball.