Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Can't Imagine Life Getting Better Than The Spice Girls Reuniting + Prince Harry Whistling, And Other Thoughts On the Closing Ceremonies

We have to face it--the London Olympics is officially over. But at least they went out with a bang--a British-fabulous bang, one that got about ten songs firmly stuck in my head. (Quite the mashup going on in there right now.) More on that in a second.
But first, some of my favorite visuals from the spectacular Olympic sendoff, which really lived up to the excellent athletics that came before it.
Team USA's entrance was a blizzard of berets: check out Missy Franklin, Alex Morgan and Sydney Leroux.

One of the first big musical acts was One Direction--whose hair was going in many directions.

KATE MOSS OMG KATE MOSS! OK, I never expected to see her. Amazing. All the models were fab, of course, but there's only one Kate.

Russell Brand as Willy Wonka--now that's inspired casting. And no, Hollywood, you shouldn't take that to mean you should remake Charlie and the Chocolate Factory again. DON'T YOU DARE.

Um, Fatboy Slim was there, and "Rockafeller Skank" was played, and what happened next was an amazing souped-up version of the She's All That prom scene--you know every female U.S. athlete of a certain age was thinking it--and I could hardly take it.

Jessie J gets the gold medal for gutsiest outfit--and by the way, good thing the Beauty gals warned me about her new look, or I wouldn't have known it was her.

OK, let's get to the Spice Girls. You can watch the video here, but I'm just going to let the images speak for themselves...
And let London mayor Boris Johnson's dancing speak for what's in my heart.

Ridiculously wonderful image ahead: PRINCE HARRY SANG AND WHISTLED to "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life."

And a beautiful parting shot that'll stay with me for a while... the faces of the Brazilian athletes, watching as the Olympic flag was officially handed off to Rio de Janeiro.

See you in 2016, world.

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