Diary of a Games volunteer - preview of the Opening Ceremony
I went to see the final rehearsal of the Opening Ceremony last night, so I'm sure you want to know what happened. Well, I can tell you this ....
What I can say, is that it was the most amazing spectacle I have ever seen. If you were planning to do anything other than watch it on Friday evening, then think again.
Oh, and I do get fed up with all the carping about the organisers. The crowd management before and after was excellent, and carried out cheerfully by everyone. I didn't have to queue anywhere for more than a couple of minutes, including the loo, although the crowd did move fairly slowly towards the station afterwards. There were plenty of food outlets around the stadium, selling fairly basic stuff - fish and chips, noodles, curry, sausages, pizza, waffles, icecream, beer - and not a sign of McDonalds.