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Olympics Closing Ceremony

What on earth was that tightrope walker setting fire via handshake to a business-suited effigy about?

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nmg
Aug. 13th, 2012 05:14 pm (UTC)
Recreation of the cover of the Pink Floyd album Wish You Were Here.
nmg
Aug. 13th, 2012 05:17 pm (UTC)
black_faery
Aug. 13th, 2012 05:40 pm (UTC)
Yes, this. I had to explain it to my housemate and boyfriend too! Suspect it may have gone over the heads (no pun intended) of a great many of the audience. But then, there were apparently fans of the kid who was singing Floyd who thought it was his new song. *HEADDESK*
hungry_pixel
Aug. 15th, 2012 02:41 pm (UTC)
I am reminded of a certain Mr Tucker belittling you for not knowing...something about the Rolling Stones. I'm not convinced a kid should belittled for being "too stupid" to know it wasn't a new song. You know...what you know! I wouldn't have had a clue either, as I'm not a PF fan. I would have assumed, from the context, that it was an oldie, because they are an old band, but there were other bands there doing newish stuff.
black_faery
Aug. 15th, 2012 06:02 pm (UTC)
I didn't say they were "too stupid" (although I did have to go back and re-read my comment to make sure that I didn't!). I was merely headdesking at the thought that such an iconic song has now reached the stage of being not known by so many of the audience. It's like...hearing someone singing "We Will Rock You", and not knowing the original was by Queen...
owlfish
Aug. 13th, 2012 09:37 pm (UTC)
Thank you!