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Are you watching the Olympic Opening Ceremony?

Will you be watching the Olympic Opening Ceremony on Friday night?

  • Yes I will be.

    Votes: 138 59.5%
  • No I will not be.

    Votes: 70 30.2%
  • Haven't decided yet.

    Votes: 24 10.3%

  • Total voters
    232

MarkR

Well-known Member
Just curious to see how many people will actually be watching the opening Ceremony on Friday night so thought I knock up a poll.
 

MarkR

Well-known Member
By the way I will be watching it :thumbsup:

Should be an amazing thing to be part of be it good or bad.
 

Badger0-0

Distinguished Member
I'll probably have it on, but only because the missus loves the olympics.
Me personally, I think the whole thing is waste of time and money.
I won't even mention the fact that my digs have increased from £79 a night to £220.
Total rip off, the whole thing, imo.
 

FZR400RRSP

Banned
Definitely not, I'll rent a film or something instead.
It's not like I'm vehemently avoiding it, just not even remotely interested.
The wife and eldest daughter may watch it though, they're into watching 'event TV' like this or 'children in need' etc
 
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logiciel

Moderator
I'm amazed by the most of the comments, and by the poll score to date - and delighted with them.:clap:
I didn't think we had so many sensible - and brave - members.
 
Of course! And I'm really looking forward to it and all the competition too.

:)
 

KelvinS1965

Distinguished Member
We happen to be having visitors for the weekend so we're having a few beers and it'll be on in the background. I know they can drag on a bit, but I'll watch the main bit just to see what Danny Boyle came up with. The OH has decorated the conservatory with bunting just to add to the atmosphere.

Personally I feel it makes a change to have something other than a football event taking over the TV (and yes I know there is a football section for the Olympics, but that's one bit I won't bother watching). If it wasn't on then I'd be out enjoying the weather rather than sat inside watching some films anyway.
 

dc8900

Distinguished Member
Some strange definitions of manliness and bravery in this thread...
 

Jamezinho

Distinguished Member
Depends what else is on.
 

davepuma

Distinguished Member
There has been a lot of negative press about the Olympics but from what I can gather, Danny Boyle has nailed it. I'll watch it.
 
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Orson

Well-known Member
Not at all interested in the pomp & the hype surrounding the whole event, so the opening ceremony will be a no for me, just as it has been for other Olympics

I'll watch a few of the events if they interest me, and I happen to be in front of the TV, and I've managed to wrestle the remote off the kids (bearing in mind they're off school), but otherwise... meh!
 

nonumb

Well-known Member
I'll watch it. Probably cook or something when the athletes walk round for hours but the show should be good!
 

Lee

Moderator
No and I won't be happy if it messes with the soaps. Off to check...
 

Greg Hook

Moderator & Reviewer
I will be watching it as I will be actually there! :)
 

Dancook

Distinguished Member
I won't be watching it, doesn't interest me. I wouldn't have known it started this Friday if it weren't for this thread.
 

nheather

Distinguished Member
Voted NO.

Not that I'm against the Olympics (I'm not at all), just that opening ceremonies just go on too long and don't really hold my interest.

I'm sure I'll watch the highlights but I can't imagine sitting down to watch it live.

I wouldn't have known it started this Friday if it weren't for this thread.

It doesn't - it starts today - women's football - makes you wonder what an opening ceremony is.

Cheers,

Nigel
 
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MarkR

Well-known Member
I will be watching it as I will be actually there! :)

How did you manage that, are you a volunteer or was it just luck that you got the ticket?

Should be a fantastic atmosphere
 

kbfern

Distinguished Member
I am 60yrs old and never in my lifetime have I had or will I have the opportunity again to watch an Olympics being held from my own country.:thumbsup:

Will I be watching absolutely!!!:smashin:

There is a lot of hype surrounding the event and I can't say I am happy with the cost but lets get behind our athletes and as long as Beckham don't get to light the flame starting the event I shall be happy.:devil:
 

Greg Hook

Moderator & Reviewer
How did you manage that, are you a volunteer or was it just luck that you got the ticket?

Should be a fantastic atmosphere

I managed to get two tickets last Friday. :smashin:
 

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