Opening of the London 2012 Olympic Festival

Its taken me far too long to get around to posting this!
On the 21st of June I went to Bowness with my dad & half brother to watch the Olympic torch pass through & the opening of the London 2012 festival organised by Lakes Alive.
In typical Lake District fashion it absolutely poured with rain but that didn't stop everyone from having a good time.
I didn't actually realised that there were bands playing so I was surprised that (wait for it...) TWIST AND PULSE were there showing off there moves, Katy B and British Sea Power who were great, as well as some local acts.

New tights & Hunter wellies
 Me & Dad
Twist & Pulse
Katy B
 The torch being lit!

British Sea Power
A very grey Windermere
The second part of the night was an absolutely incredible production called 'On the Night Shift' by French percussion & pyrotechnics wizards, Les Commandos Percu. It was torrential rain by this point but the show still went ahead. Visually it was amazing. I've never seen anything like it before, a crazy combination of drums, dancing and fireworks!

My camera died a bit inside after being subjected to so much rain but it actually created some pretty cool photos and it recovered after it had dried out so I didn't mind!
Here's a video I recorded of the event- I hope you like it :)


Did you go to any local events to celebrate the Olympic torch passing through? Are you excited about Olympics or not really fussed?
Thanks for reading :)
Rachelle xxx


  1. Great pictures, your tights are fab and your Dad looks so young! That looked a great event despite the rain.
    Shamefully I chose a jumble sale over the torch relay when it came to town. x

  2. You got some amazing photos! I went to see the torch leave Birmingham city centre at 6am!! It was quite exciting though I didn't get to see lots of bands like this! You and your Dad look very alike :)

  3. Wow you're SO lucky! Looks like you had a great time! I love your wellies and tights you look well prepared for the weather.
    I can't wait until the Olympics start!
    Kate xx

  4. love your tights style ;-)

  5. love your tights style ;-)

  6. love your tights style ;-)


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