I guess so... how do you source 64 barrels of gunpower?
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And yet your sobriquet is very medieval.
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Yes...I am somewhat delusional! Perhaps not as much as those lining the Mall though. Anyway...back to the Pistols now!
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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.
Yep, was a bit off wasnt it. Sir Cliff was certainly the worst, very poor. Mind you - even he was half way there compared to Cheryl Cole.
I did find it interesting though, as those who still have the talent shone through. Annie Lennox, Barlow, even dare I say it, Robbie Williams sounded ok.
Still, the technical capabilities of the BBC were superb, despite the extremely demanding conditions.
I thought it was a pretty slick production, or as slick as those kind of things can be. I cant stand the various presenters doing there unfunny jokes though. Lenny Henry is about as funny as a poke in the eye, and for some reason still holds on to the material he was doing in the 80s. Just not funny.
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A sign of the times, on so many levels; BBC.co.uk reports:
"A company supplying stewards for the river pageant on Sunday has been criticised for the conditions offered to unpaid volunteers who did the job as part of a government work experience scheme. Some of the staff complained that they had been expected to camp under London Bridge the night before the event...." - clickety
Yes, that was a pretty good display.
Yes, I agree that the concert was pretty dire - did enjoy Stevie Wonder though. Probably the only one there I would pay to see. Personally, I would have loved to see Elvis Costello spitting out 'What's so funny about peace love and understandng' or 'Oliver's Army' perhaps. Oasis would have been a scream!
"A company supplying stewards for the river pageant on Sunday has been criticised for the conditions offered to unpaid volunteers who did the job as part of a government work experience scheme.
Just keeping it feudal.
What a depressing read this thread was.
What a miserable bunch of, Daily Mail reading, old gits there are on this forum.
I for one thoroughly enjoyed the celebrations, a real shame about the weather though.......and Cheryl Coles singing
Though of course when it comes we won't know what's happening because the BBC will keep cutting away to Fearne Cotton asking John Barrowman how wet/chilly it was when they were trying to get the heads up on the spikes on London Bridge (which Matt Baker will keep assuring us is Tower Bridge, and was actually sold to the Canadians in error many years ago) in the pouring rain.
And anyway most of the proletariat will have already gone home having seen Clare Balding put to the sword, in the mistaken belief they'd already witnessed the end of the monarchy. Now over to Chris again, if we can see him in that iconic crowd, who's talking to Emma Bunton at the foot of the scaffold...
(To be concluded with The Red Flag with stage effects and in full costume, and Comrade Richard, still wired to a dog and singing songs he first essayed to keep up the spirits of the Tolpuddle Martyrs)
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It might have been good to have had The Who, The Rolling Stones and David Bowie all taking part rather than Elton (worst on the night fo me) Cliff whom I missed though heard wasn't too good and I've no idea as to what happened to Annie Lennox ? She murdered her own song There Must Be An Angel.
Madness did real well (would loved to have heard One Step Beyond) and Tom Jones was good too.
Loved the fireworks
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I thought they were all dreadful, even the ones I wanted to like. Slugger and thingy were just awful.
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'One Step Beyond' would have resulted in their demise from broken necks in the palace forecourt.
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