When footballers can't run anymore, they hang up their boots and open a pub.
It was rather sad seeing Elton John, Cliff Richard and Paul McCartney still trying to sing songs that are now way beyond their capabilities and range.
Still, the technical capabilities of the BBC were superb, despite the extremely demanding conditions.
And Madness on the roof - unforgettable for the images projected onto HM's front wall.
And Kylie's legs ..........
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This morning seems to be the real deal. Thousands of establishment 'suits' and their wives (behatted with fruit bowls. meringues and silk UFOs) all pretending to know the words to the hymns and glaring daggers at the token representatives of the other faiths present.
David Cameron asking us to sacrifice our bodies and know our place and weep.
Arch-Bish trying to be 'hip' by referencing a 1960s pop song. (Expecting tambourine to emerge from cassock any moment.)
What a load of EDITED.
I'm off out to have a Jubilee flat white at Costa
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And as usual for the BBC with events of this type, they've quietly upped the resolution to 1920 x 1080 and they'll just as quietly drop it back to it's usual 1440 x 1080 when all the celebrations are over...
Lots of moaning here - what a lovely, typical British thread!
I'm no royalist, but I was by the river to see the pageant - didn't see nowt of course, but it was an enjoyable day of waiting in the rain, eating home made sandwiches and complaining about me feet before waving the flag and singing the national anthem with the crowd as the Queen sailed by!
Enjoyed the concert last night too - I love these kind of events when (most) of the country get together and try be proud to be a part of some of the best things that being British involves
I loved the concert except for, Shirley, Elton, Cliff & Paul they were awful & i loved them all in their prime. The only one of the old crowd that could sing was Tom Jones. Loved the fireworks & the lighting effects too
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As with last year's wedding, they've taken BBC HD off air for the morning, presumably so they can devote more bandwidth to the live broadcast. The improvement in the picture is obvious. Why can't we have this quality all the time?
The funny thing is that if we did become a Republic, I would vote for the Queen to become President. I think she does a wonderful job representing the country, her character, charm, work ethic, principles are greater than any politician I can think of.
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Sir Paul McCartney has confirmed he will close the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics in London. I hope he is a lot better than last night.
The flypast was pathetic.
One Dakota and the usual Lancaster + Spitfires and Hurricane. Then the Red Arrows and...
...big fat nothing!
Ok, Vulcan XH558 is having engine replacements at present (a shame as the prototype Avro Vulcan first flew in 1952 and would have been perfect), but where were the Tornados or Typhoons? They are not all in Afghanistan. Surely a couple could have been spared for the afternoon?
They did all that over Windsor a couple of weeks ago - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-18123991
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It's all rather Medieval for me. I just dont get the hysteria!
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Well judging by the events of this weekend, and the numbers that turned out (despite the rain), I suspect the Revolution is some way off.
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