An amazing show - though obviously much of the music was not at all to my taste. High points for me were (in order of appearance):
- The James Bond sequence
- Seeing Rowan Williams so obviously enjoying himself just behind the Queen.
- Tim Berners-Lee.
- Abide with Me. Great that a very explicitly Christian hymn was sung in its entirety - even if it had to be explained that this was always sung at the FA Cup Final.
- Seeing Shami Chakrabati as one of the Olympic Flagbearers. We know her slightly and she is a really good egg! Also good to have Barenboim there so high art was not entirely lacking - though having only one really major British classical musician (well two if you count Evelyn Glennie) with a gazillion ephemeral pop bands is a pity.
- The 7 next generation athletes carrying the final torches. A lovely touch.
- The petals - brilliant!