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FRIDAY SPOILER ALERT Frank Playing the .....?

Post by stothy862 » Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:56 pm

Frank definitely made an appearance at the Olympic opening ceremony tech rehearsals which I now realise was a stupid idea to turn down my invite, gahhh!

Here are the details so far:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IqU0TKMo6k
https://p.twimg.com/AyrDL67CYAA38Iu.jpg Frank on a hill

APPARENTLY just a little entertainment between rehearsals but I would not rule it out. If he actually plays I will be over the moon for him.

He also competed in the 1948 London Olympics:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/london/hi/p ... 846807.stm

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Post by marowak » Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:31 am

holy fuck - thats very cool
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Post by newmy » Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:22 am

"This video contains content from International Olympic Committee, who has blocked it on copyright grounds."

Well...that was short lived.

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Post by newmy » Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:24 am

Also just playing the rehearsals themselves as entertainment between parts is presumably a fairly big deal in and of itself, given the number of people who would have been present.

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Post by Mike PowPowPow » Thu Jul 26, 2012 12:45 pm

stothy862 wrote:Frank definitely made an appearance at the Olympic opening ceremony tech rehearsals which I now realise was a stupid idea to turn down my invite, gahhh!

Here are the details so far:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IqU0TKMo6k
https://p.twimg.com/AyrDL67CYAA38Iu.jpg Frank on a hill

APPARENTLY just a little entertainment between rehearsals but I would not rule it out. If he actually plays I will be over the moon for him.

He also competed in the 1948 London Olympics:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/london/hi/p ... 846807.stm
Interesting - I hadn't posted anything in order to Savethesurprise blah blah blah, but, I'd be surprised if he was just doing the rehearsal - that doesn't make much sense to me. Why would the organisers bother?

Also, having been there at teh dress/tech rehearsal, he had backing singers (i.e. not the Sleeping Souls at times) which again would seem a bit unnecessary if he was just there to entertain the crowd at teh rehearsal...

Unless there is to be another act with a similar set up playing who couldn't make the rehearsals.

Anyway, we'll find out on Friday!

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Post by marowak » Thu Jul 26, 2012 1:16 pm

newmy wrote:"This video contains content from International Olympic Committee, who has blocked it on copyright grounds."

Well...that was short lived.
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Post by As Good As It Gets » Thu Jul 26, 2012 1:23 pm

Mike PowPowPow wrote:
stothy862 wrote:Frank definitely made an appearance at the Olympic opening ceremony tech rehearsals which I now realise was a stupid idea to turn down my invite, gahhh!

Here are the details so far:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IqU0TKMo6k
https://p.twimg.com/AyrDL67CYAA38Iu.jpg Frank on a hill

APPARENTLY just a little entertainment between rehearsals but I would not rule it out. If he actually plays I will be over the moon for him.

He also competed in the 1948 London Olympics:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/london/hi/p ... 846807.stm
Interesting - I hadn't posted anything in order to Savethesurprise blah blah blah, but, I'd be surprised if he was just doing the rehearsal - that doesn't make much sense to me. Why would the organisers bother?

Also, having been there at teh dress/tech rehearsal, he had backing singers (i.e. not the Sleeping Souls at times) which again would seem a bit unnecessary if he was just there to entertain the crowd at teh rehearsal...

Unless there is to be another act with a similar set up playing who couldn't make the rehearsals.

Anyway, we'll find out on Friday!
My thoughts exactly. The dress rehearsal is supposed to be a run through of how it would happen live on the day. If they wanted to entertain people during change over or whatever they'd just play music over the tannoy. Getting in actual acts who won't be there on the actual day just seems weird. Plus that picture doing the rounds of Frank on the hill is definatly part of the set otherwise they'd just have him up on a stage somewhere.
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Post by adbusters » Thu Jul 26, 2012 3:54 pm

I was there last night and it was the shock of my life when danny boyle and the compere for the night both said the line 'the wonderful frank turner'! I was probably the only one who knew him in the whole stadium! I was going mental much to the dismay of people around me ,ha.

Although a cool little girl in the front row was dancing along (a future frank fan in the making!) He played Sailors Boots , I still believe and Wessex Boy. Now i think Danny Boyle is already a big fan of Frank and good music in general and Wessex Boy especially fits in so well with the countryside section of the ceremony at the start, so I would think 99% chance it would be in the main ceremony and would be in front of 2 billion people! This is epic.

If sadly it is not then as someone said it is still in front of 62,000 people for two nights which is great and the bbc might show this warm up bit rather than the whole world seeing it. Either way to all Nicky Minaj fans this is justice, a genuinely lovely guy who has a brilliant live music set which will be seen by tens of thousand if not billions! Nicky Minaj,who?

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Post by drew » Thu Jul 26, 2012 3:56 pm

Also, If he was only playing during the dress rehearsal then it wouldn't be a spoiler to the actual event and he probably would have posted something about it in the few days since it happened.

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Post by Mike PowPowPow » Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:54 pm

As Good As It Gets wrote:
Mike PowPowPow wrote:
stothy862 wrote:Frank definitely made an appearance at the Olympic opening ceremony tech rehearsals which I now realise was a stupid idea to turn down my invite, gahhh!

Here are the details so far:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IqU0TKMo6k
https://p.twimg.com/AyrDL67CYAA38Iu.jpg Frank on a hill

APPARENTLY just a little entertainment between rehearsals but I would not rule it out. If he actually plays I will be over the moon for him.

He also competed in the 1948 London Olympics:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/london/hi/p ... 846807.stm
Interesting - I hadn't posted anything in order to Savethesurprise blah blah blah, but, I'd be surprised if he was just doing the rehearsal - that doesn't make much sense to me. Why would the organisers bother?

Also, having been there at teh dress/tech rehearsal, he had backing singers (i.e. not the Sleeping Souls at times) which again would seem a bit unnecessary if he was just there to entertain the crowd at teh rehearsal...

Unless there is to be another act with a similar set up playing who couldn't make the rehearsals.

Anyway, we'll find out on Friday!
My thoughts exactly. The dress rehearsal is supposed to be a run through of how it would happen live on the day. If they wanted to entertain people during change over or whatever they'd just play music over the tannoy. Getting in actual acts who won't be there on the actual day just seems weird. Plus that picture doing the rounds of Frank on the hill is definatly part of the set otherwise they'd just have him up on a stage somewhere.
Hurray, we're all decided! Was Sailors Boots (solo) and then Wessex Boys and I Still Believe with the souls and th backing singers. As someone said above couldn't believe it when the compere said "and now, a folk legend, FRANK TURNER". Even at "Frank" I was still thinking "don't know any folk singers called frank".

A lot seems to have happened since seeing Frank at Basingstoke Silks Bar a few years back!

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Post by Dubras3 » Fri Jul 27, 2012 8:03 am

I Knew Frank Before He Was Famous

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Post by Foxy » Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:23 pm

So I literally jumped out of my seat when his name was announced on Wednesday! Saw a few people singing along to I Still Believe which is great.
I hope he gets to do it on Friday as well but I'm pretty sure he won't be on TV sadly!
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Post by marky p » Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:28 pm

I think of all that Frank has achieved over the last few years this has been the one thing that has made me think...what the actual fuck.
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Post by stothy862 » Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:23 pm

marky p wrote:I think of all that Frank has achieved over the last few years this has been the one thing that has made me think...what the actual fuck.
3rd Wembley show? It's possible guys! I still Believe in Frank Turner!

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Post by marowak » Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:27 pm

stothy862 wrote:
marky p wrote:I think of all that Frank has achieved over the last few years this has been the one thing that has made me think...what the actual fuck.
3rd Wembley show? It's possible guys! I still Believe in Frank Turner!

i thought it was in the Olympic stadium ,... not Wembley
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