London 2012 and Hyde Park Live Site

In London 2012, you didn't have to have tickets to an event to be part of the action - there were fun free events all over the city for people to get involved.

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For London 2012, BT sponsored a number of live sites across the city where people could go and view the sports on big screens and see live music and generally enjoy a bit of the festival atmosphere. We visited the live site at Hyde Park on Saturday August 3, 2012 when we were in London for the Olympics.

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We were lucky that when we arrived, McFly were playing on the main stage (or unlucky depending on how you look at it – fortunately I was very drunk at this point so I was stupidly excited to be there and see them!). The atmosphere was electric and although it was busy, we got a great view and the bar as close by. The whole place felt a lot like a festival, with music, beer tents, food stalls and loads of people having a great time. It was also possible to watch smaller unsigned bands on a little stage, which is where I spent quite a bit of my afternoon/evening. There was a lot of patriotism going on at the park and it felt really exciting to be a part of it.

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There were also big screens so you could watch all the sporting action live from the Olympic Park – and this is where I watched GB’s own Mo Farrah run his way to a gold medal in the 10,000 meters. Then, there was just time to see another band – St Etienne – before leaving at 11pm kicking out time.

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written by kneehigh85 on 2012-08-29 in #world #locations #london #urban-adventures #2012 #sport #viewing #site #screens #music #central #hyde-park #bands #park #olympics #event

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