American audiences missed out on what is being described as the most inspiring, poignant moment in recent Olympic history.
During the opening ceremonies of the 2012 Olympic Games, Paul McCartney was forced to stop in the middle of his performance of “Let It Be” when a 13-year-old boy climbed onto the stage and grabbed the microphone.
The stadium fell into a confused state of silence as the boy looked out to the audience. He then said to the capacity crowd and the millions watching on BBC: “I’m only 13 years old and I’m the only kid at my school who likes The Beatles. Everyone else is always talking about how awesome Justin Bieber is, but I know that good music stopped being made in 1979.”
The stadium erupted with applause, the likes of which had never been heard before. McCartney decided to finish his performance then, shaking the boy’s hand before leaving the stage to give him his moment.
Danny Boyle, the director of the London Opening Ceremonies, had the following to say:
“I’m just glad that this generation knows what real music is. [pause] I’m sorry, I just still get a little choked up thinking about it. It was honestly the most powerful ending possible. Do I mind that it wasn’t what we had planned? No. I liked it. I agree.”
Wow that is the dumbest thing you could ever egg your child into doing, and he must have a tumblr, too, because that’s all you people say on here.