The Opening Ceremony for the London Olympics was certainly a spectacle — and a long one, at that.
By the time the people who packed the Olympic Stadium finished watching the living diorama of history and the entrance of athletes from around the world, they had another long wait before they could hop on mass transit and head home.
But one group of travelers didn't let the delay keep them down. After a night that included a Hobbit-like agricultural opening, a choreographed tribute to the Industrial Revolution, British popular figures from James Bond to Mr. Bean to David Bowie, and countless other nods to big moments in British culture and history, the travelers gave one more shout-out to Great Britain's finest with a "Hey Jude" sing-a-long.
As Sir Paul McCartney first said, "Take a sad song, and make it better."
Check out the sing-a-long in the train station below.
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Megan Rapinoe and the rest of the U.S. Women's Soccer team appear to be stoked for the Olympics.
Photo via Twitter/@mPinoe
"We are also are big-time competitors as well, so if we got the opportunity to play them in a game, we feel like we would win, too."
– LeBron James, reigniting the debate of who would win if the 1992 Dream Team played this year's U.S. men's basketball team
Yes, it was an Opening Ceremony to remember.
Beijing: We're going to make this sophisticated and proper. London: YOLO, we got a giant Voldemort, trampoline beds and Mr Bean.
— Emily teh smosher.(@LlamasAreEpic1D) July 27, 2012
We wouldn't let you go without more awesomeness from the Opening Ceremony. Here's a shot of James Bond and the queen parachuting in from a helicopter.