This passed weekend, I watched the Opening Ceremony from my friend's house in London. Her family is from the United States, but moved to London due to her father's job. We all watched the Ceremony together and even caught the jets as they flew right over her house. It was really fun to watch the Ceremony in the same city it was occurring in. The Ceremony itself was very interesting. It came across as being extremely British, as it should since London is the host city; however, her family and I were discussing that our friends in the United States who were watching were probably very confused about everything going on. We were watching on the BBC, so even though there was commentary; I do not think they did enough to explain to foreigners in the United Kingdom that might be watching. I was left a little lost during some parts. It would be interesting to find out how an American news network such as FOX News or CNN might have presented the ceremony. Do you think there was more or less explanation to the ceremony? Do you think the ceremony would have much appeal in foreign countries? Is it even possible to have an impressive opening ceremony after how amazing the ceremony for the Beijing Olympics was?