The first images are in of the 2012 London Olympics ceremony, and… they’re something to see.
With London being nine hours ahead of those of us in Los Angeles, the ceremony has now come and gone but NBC will broadcast all the events for us stateside at 7:00 p.m. PST.
But thanks to the Internet, we’ve got a sneek peek of something that already happened hours ago!
Directed by famous filmmaker Danny Boyle trying for gold, London clearly didn’t go the Slumdog route for the opening festivities.
Despite the very visible high production value, out of context, we have to say, we’re not really sure what’s happening.
No matter, here’s the gist:
Fireworks went off over London Bridge (accessorized as of late with the famous Olympic ringed logo) to kick off the show.
David Beckham arrived to the stadium driving a speedboat with the official torch at it’s helm.
A massive haunted looking cloaked marionette representing Lord Voldermort hovered over another frightening looking puppet of the Queen of Hearts. The two seem to be engaging in a fixed staring contest.
A lot of stuff was set on fire in a possible ode to the Beijing spectacle/ extravaganza of four years ago.
And finally a virtual militia of floating Mary Poppins descend on the stadium like wayward para-trooping nannies.
We have no idea what any of this means, but we can’t wait to try to piece together the full story on the delayed presentation.
Tune in tonight at 7:00 p.m. on NBC.