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Opening Ceremony Rehearsal For The Olympic Games

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In June Games Makers were invited to enter a competition towin tickets to one of two ‘Opening Ceremony technical rehearsals’. There werethousands of prize tickets and I was lucky enough to win one.

All the Games Makers have been sworn to secrecy by‘#savethesurprise’.

Last night I watched their first rehearsal in front of astadium nearly full of my fellow Games Makers.

It was the most amazing experience being there. I was seatedsix rows from the front and so had a fantastic view. The stage set is amazingand all set changes are so slick that the transformation comes about almostmiraculously. Blink and you’d miss it.

I’ve been to many concerts at various stadiums and arenasbut never have I seen such exquisite lighting and effects.

The music compilations have been intricately selected andrepresent the best of British talent.

As I watched each sequence I was spellbound, thinking itcouldn’t get any better. However every scene seemed to be outdone by the oneafter. Just as I thought it couldn’t get any better, it always did! It reallydid excel on every level.

When I went along yesterday I didn’t quite know what toexpect of the Opening Ceremony, but never in a million years did I expect to beas overwhelmed as I was.

As I sat in the audience I felt as much a part of the showas those that were actually in it. The power of the show is so intense that itreaches right inside your soul and fills every ounce of your being with pride.Danny Boyle has captured every element that makes us proud to be British andtransformed it into the most amazing show I have ever seen in my life.

Truly sensational and beautifully British.

No words can truly express how brilliant the show is but Iurge you all to tune in at 20:12 on Friday to watch what I’m sure you’ll agreewill be ‘the greatest show on earth!’.

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