Filed: Thursday, 26th July 2012
By: Staff Writer
West Ham United's anthem 'I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles' will be featuring in the Olympic Games' opening ceremony when it takes place tomorrow night.
An insider who has been part of the preparation and rehearsals for the opening ceremony has told KUMB that West Ham feature in a 20-second slot during which 'Bubbles' will be blasted across the stadium's sound system.
As well as the small section highlighting West Ham's place in the local community, there will be several other segements featuring the East End of London and its diverse population.
The ceremony, which is being directed by Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, Trainspotting) and is said to be costing around £27million to stage on its own will be watched by around a billion people around the world tuning in on TV.
Yet bizarrely the stadium itself is unlikely to be sold out, with plenty of the more expensive and overpriced £2,012 and £1,600-priced tickets still up for grabs.
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05:57PM 26th Jul 2012
''Yes it did twice, was there last night at the dress rehearsal.''
by Barry Hearn
11:53AM 26th Jul 2012
''I demand that this is replaced with an Orient song...''
by 10 pints bob
10:37AM 26th Jul 2012
''It's a shame they haven't taken into account the locals when it comes to the ticket prices. I've worked on the stadium, maybe one of a few of a handful of locals who were promised they would benefit from the building project and there has been a noticeable snobbery attached to it all - nothing like a traditional East End spirit. Sad but true.
Most true Eastenders will be sitting at home watching it on the telly. My father once said the last time we had the Olympics he missed it and was told he would only have one chance in a lifetime. He is dead and gone now and it looks like history will repeat itself.
The average working man has been priced out once again. Sad but true.''