Usually when something fun comes to a close, it’s a sad occasion but that certainly wasn’t the case at yesterday’s Closing Ceremony for the 2012 London Olympics. It was splashy show with some surprises and some performances the world has been looking forward to the whole length of the games (or at least we have…).
Some of the musical highlights were an energetic George Michael performing his hit “Freedom ’90,” Annie Lennox in a dramatic stage costume singing a song from Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and Fatboy Slim DJ’ing some of his biggest songs. Also included was a touching tribute to John Lennon with a children’s choir singing and signing “Imagine.”
Great Britain saved the most anticipated performances for last with the Spice Girls reuniting for the first time in four years to entertain the massive crowd at Olympic Stadium. The Who’s Pete Townsend and Roger Daltrey then wrapped up their three-song set (and the Ceremony as a whole) with a wonderful rendition of their iconic song “My Generation.”
What did you think of the London 2012 Closing Ceremony? What were your favorite performances? Tell us in the comments!