AP's Fergus Bell, a Londoner, shares his impressions of the closing ceremony from his seat in Olympic Stadium:
The Spice Girls. Eric Idle. Annie Lennox. Winston Churchill. Taxicabs and people in newspaper-themed raincoats. Tonight is a hotchpotch (that's hodgepodge to you Americans keeping score at home) of British music and skits, although organizers have called it a mashup.
They've been wheeling out most of the old favorites with little rhyme or reason.
In Britain we have an annual Royal Variety Performance where we do exactly the same thing in front of members of the royal family.
Hotpotch? Mishmosh? This is British variety at its best. Make no mistake.
— Fergus Bell — Twitter http://twitter.com/fergb
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