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Part of the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics has been labelled a ‘travesty’ after it emerged that the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) will be miming instead of delivering a live show as athletes from the competing nations parade around the stadium in front of a worldwide audience of four billion.
Members of the LSO, widely acclaimed as one of the world’s finest orchestras, were shocked to discover last week that they will be required to give a ‘pretend performance’ at the ceremony, while the actual sound filling the stadium will be from a recording the same musicians made six weeks ago.
The members of the LSO should just wait until the music starts, and then all just put their instruments down and just walk off. They would get a standing ovation and the admiration of the entire world, for having self-respect & sticking to their principles.
Originally posted by Peruvianmonk
Hmm that is not great is it. Must have something to do with the sound systems, acoustics?
I support us holding the Olympics and reject the provincialism from some in other parts of the country from where sports are being held at, but 12 billion www.guardian.co.uk... what it seems it is going to cost overall is too much.
2-5 billion would have been an acceptable figure with the rest funneled back in to stimulating the economy, i.e. infrastructure projects, hospitals and schools.