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!