Dancing farm animals melding into an interpretive dance of the Industrial Revolution, sprinkle in some Mr Bean action, followed by Her Royal Majesty leaping from a helicopter with 007…
Say what you will about the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Olympics, but you gotta admit, it was totally British.
The flying, glowing bike was pretty awesome. If you made it that far in. I was stuck in a pub with die-hard Olympic friends, craning my neck over a small crowd of people steadily drinking their way through 204 odd countries parading by. So I actually got to the torch part. And the torch was spectacular.
Let the games begin!