I am not a Daily Mail style hate everything in sight kind of person, but I was a bit anxious about how well the Olympic opening ceremony was going to go. The preview had looked dreadful. Sheep and cows in a field? What was that all about. And we had the security fiasco as well. Note to future governments, especially Labour ones, some things shouldn't be contracted to the private sector. One of those things is security at major national and international events. And they definitely shouldn't be contracted out to a bunch of incompetents. Frankly, we'd have been better off giving an agency that hires bouncers a ring. At least they would have turned up.
And the Beijing opening had been so superb, there was a high standard to live up to. So I was ready to spend a few hours cringing.
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