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Originally posted by Akuhei
Although aliens are highly unlikely, I personally believe your title is a bit too "decisive." Unless you can prove 100% (Not 99.99999999%) that aliens WON'T show up, there should be a "probably" since it's just speculation on your part.
I believe it will be business as usual, as well. If aliens happen to show up though, well, awesome. I'm not too particular one way or the other.
Originally posted by ceetee
they should make rain the main focus. celebrate the rain! ...this way they'll have to pay nothing for special effects as it WILL be raining. IF HAARP was used at all, wouldn't it make more sense to use it to control the weather rather than for projecting ET onto the clouds?
Huge 'clouds' will be suspended above the stadium, one of which will supply rain should the weather fail to deliver a bona fide British atmosphere. Against this backdrop of a giant, surreal, village fête, the action begins with the ringing of a 27-tonne bell (Europe's largest, cast at the Whitechapel Bell Foundry, which has been inscribed with a quote from Shakespeare's 'The Tempest' - 'Be not afeard, the isle is full of noises').
Exactly what will unfold during the three-hour ceremony, titled 'Isle of Wonder', is being kept under wraps but we know that things will get livelier - there will be two mosh pits, representing Glastonbury Festival and the Last Night of the Proms, allowing members of the public to get close to the musical action (details of ticket allocation for the mosh pits are to be announced).
The 'hour of culture' will be followed by the traditional athletes parade and the raising of the Olympic flag, the lighting of the Olympic cauldron and a firework display. The Queen will be in attendance and Paul McCartney has confirmed that he will close the show.