When the Olympics began a few weeks ago, I posted about how Mr. Bean killed it, during the opening ceremonies. Last night when it closed, those honors went to
Russell Brand, haha no. I mean, Eric Idle, but that’s not what I’m hear to talk about, because what really occurred to me was that the closing ceremony was really 90s.
Remember that Fatboy Slim song? You know, that one? Well that was there, as Mr. Slim came out of a giant inflatable octopus… because, you know, why not? Why not have a giant inflatable octopus for Fatboy Slim to stand in, while he pressed play on his iPod while that song that says “Right about now, the funk soul brother” played. Might as well make it interesting to look out, because I couldn’t figure out what he was actually doing.
The big one was of course the Spice Girls reuniting again. That’s pretty much 90s pop music right there. Things were more or less the same in Spiceworld. Scary being the loudest, Sporty yelling random stuff, Baby and Ginger just… I don’t know, being there, and Posh looking like she wanted to be anywhere but there. Seriously, was that Posh’s deal, to just looked bored out of her mind? I mean, you have the other four going nuts, spicing up everybody’s life, and Posh is just standing there, being all… blah. I mean, just look at this:
Seriously Posh, are you trying to one up Maroney? Not going to happen. She won the gold in scowling, and she’s not impressed.
The biggest swing and miss of the night? Beady Eye.
Who is Beady Eye? Well, funny you should ask that, because I didn’t know either. Apparently it’s Liam Gallagher’s not-Oasis band, but they still play Oasis songs like “Wonderwall.” That’s all fine and well, but just like how amazing it would have been if the Queen actually jumped out of the helicopter, you want to know what would have been amazing during this performance? A beer bottle thrown by Liam’s brother Noel, hitting Liam straight in the head, as Noel crawled on stage and started fighting his brother. You want to talk about English musical tradition through out the recent decades? A good ol’ fashioned Oasis bros. fight was very much needed. I would have paid extra money just for that. Like I said… swing and a miss.
But let’s move on from the 90s, and talk about Muse, or even main headliners, The Who… oh wait.
Coming to NBC this fall!