Madness, “Our House” on a trailer. Blur cover marching band. Color-coded dancers around dinner tables. WTF?
Pet Shop Boys. Now that’s what I call stage presence. <– Internet sarcasm alert.
Stomp. Too long. ENOUGH ALREADY. I KNOW YOU DO NOT HAVE ALL 85 BROOMS MIC’ED UP.
Parade of athletes enters. Every single one is recording it on their camera or phone or iPad. Not wanting to offend the paying sponsors, Olympic committee says “Put tape over that Apple logo!”. Later, when singers are parading around in Bentleys celebrating money, Olympic committee says “Put tape over that Bentley insignia!” because BMW is paying for this.
Lennon, “Imagine,” first with cliché child choir, then John on jumbotron. Yes, I cannot help tearing up when I see and hear it. At least they didn’t let some jerk singer “fix” the lyrics like that other time.
George Michael, “Freedom.” Not a fan, but the song has a good groove.
A quick Bowie hits/fashion montage, then celebrating British “Fashion” with the song on tape. It seemed to be the extended Fripp solo version. Disappointed not to see a surprise visit by the man himself. The whole sequence was the most incongruous of all. Parade of gold-dressed supermodels on the runway. Suck it, stupid athletes, you are too fat for the runway!