Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Music Has the Power

Olympic Stadium, Sydney

Funny how music has the power to transport you in time, change your emotions and make you relive good times.

It's raining here, it's chilly too and I was feeling a little bit down after all our lovely sunshine. I was listening to Ken Bruce on Radio 2 and then he played Kylie Minoghue singing "On a Night Like This". Suddenly I was back in the summer of 2000 at the closing ceremony of the fantastic Sydney Olympic Games. I might add I didn't have the good fortune to actually be there. Sadly, I was only watching it on telly, but it was still wonderful.

I remembered how great those Olympics were and that closing ceremony was just perfect. Remember that fabulous Priscilla Queen of the Desert bus, the Strictly Ballroom dancers, the surfers and the fabulous Kylie Minoghue? You just knew watching and listening to her that this was going to remake her and it did.

Thanks Sydney and Kylie, it was a great night to finish a fabulous Olympic Games and you made me feel much better today!

Unfortunately the embedding for this You Tube video doesn't work. Ignore the initial commentary, German I think, just relive the feelings and delight in that fabulous golden frock!


  1. Those Olympic games were amazing. I don't think I watched the closing ceremonies though. Now I'm sorry I missed it.

  2. OOOoo that Kylie has a beautiful voice! What a party! 8-)

  3. I am a great fan of Kylie, and there is nothing more moving than the opening and closing ceremonies of the Plympic games.

  4. I missed the closing ceremonies also. But agree that "Music Has the Power." Many songs take me back to my younger days when I hear them. Sweet memories!

  5. I have never heard of the singer Kylie but she sounded like a good singer. The thing that captured my attention was the glittery high heeled show driving around in a circle. Ha...

  6. I don't recall watching the Sydney closing ceremony but do agree with you that "music has the power". Love to listen to all sorts but the "oldies" are the best. A x

  7. Those Aussies know how to party don't they?

    The closing celebration looked spectacular, and so did Kylie. I bet it was the most exciting night of her life.


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