With Duran Duran representing GB, Paolo Nutini (scotland), Stereophonics (wales) and Snow Patrol (northern ireland) it was an eclectic mix of people in the audience.
As the bars of William Blakes Jeruselum began the whole of Hyde Park sang along with gusto, leading into Danny Boy, Flowers of Scotland and a huge cheer for Jonny Wilkinson kicking the winning goal for the World Cup... from the cricket and countryside and the British army raising the Union Jack
the lead into the Industrial revolution was amazing headlined with Kenneth Branagh as Iambard Kingdom Brunel... complete with suffragets, miners and steel workers,
and featuring two of the Queens corgis it was bloody brilliant!
I dashed out the park 30 minutes before the end so missed Paul McCartneys singing! to do battle with the tube and hit Stratford just as the fireworks finished lighting the sky...