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Normally in my blog, I don't talk about music, but last night as watch the opening ceremonies in London I wasn't too happy with a performance from a former Beatle, not because he sung bad, but because I felt he chose the wrong song.

Paul McCartney had a chance to end the ceremonies with a blast, but he went with 'Hey Jude"  why am I all hot and bothered by this, because any true Beatle fan will tell you it's not a happy tune.   This was a celebration of people coming together in the joy of sport and I thought this song was inappropriate for this event.   To me, he could have went with "Magical Mystery Tour" or "Life Goes On".  Something more uplifting.

Anyway, the majority of the ceremonies were great with fireworks and some the other music.  The people of London really outdone themselves.

I like how they chronicled British history, from Shakespeare to the industrial age.  As a history buff, that was my favourite part of the ceremonies.

I also liked the portrayal of modern life in Great Britain too.

I loved how they lit the torch.  Instead of having a high-profiled athlete from Great Britain to do the honors, like most host countries have done in the past, they had a group of young athletes representing the future of the Olympics.

I also enjoyed the Arctic Monkey's performance.

Of course, I always enjoy the Parade of Nations.

Despite the ending, I think last night's ceremonies were one of the best I've ever seen so far.

My Blue Jays beat defeated Detroit last night  8-3.

Finally, William McGirt and Robert Garrigus are tied (-15) at the RBC Canadian Open.

 

 

 

 
July 28, 2012  07:05 PM ET

Best opening ceremonies ever. Even the confusing parts.

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