14th August 2012, by Mandy Frearson
There were fireworks, music legends, dance troupes, 80,000 spectators, and the most talented sportspeople on the planet. The 2012 Olympic closing ceremony was truly one of the most spectacular events the world has ever seen. In the name of prolonging festivities for a little while longer, here are my top five highlights of the epic 3 hour extravaganza. Feel free to dig out your Union Jacks one more time…
5. The Spice Girls reunion - At least one of the Beckham family got the chance to be involved in the Olympics (albeit the one with the least discernible talent). Pure nostalgic fun from the five-piece who; believe it or not; were once a global phenomenon.
4. Deaf children's choir singing 'Imagine' - If this performance didn't bring a tear to your eye, I can only conclude that you have a heart of stone.
3. Boris Johnson dancing - The Mayor of London busting a move to pop classics from the last 40 years would at any other time have been a momentously cringe-worthy sight. However, the electric atmosphere of celebration in the Olympic stadium was such that this display was not only excused, but positively applauded. Your enthusiasm for the occasion was much appreciated Mr Johnson, but please, never EVER do that again.
2. Crowd singing along with Freddie Mercury - One of the finest showmen of all time was brought back to life for an incredible rendition of one of the country's best loved songs. Participation was not limited to those in attendance; you could almost hear the people at home on their sofas belting out 'Bohemian Rhapsody' like it was Live Aid at Wembley.
1. Churchill reciting Shakespeare on top of Big Ben - Can you get any more British? I think not. London 2012, you've done us proud. 'Be not afraid: The isle is full of noises'
On Friday WAA held its annual agency day, a sort of state-of-the-union address for staff which was followed by an afternoon of activities and an evening do.
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