Thursday, July 26, 2012

Torch Relay Finale at Hyde Park #TakePart2012

We had an early start to the day (I had to get up at 6:45!) and were given some time to play around with the Samsung Galaxy S3 phone and then practice the presentation. After lunch at Pizza Express, we headed down to Hyde Park to participate in the Olympic Torch Relay Finale. It was the last stop of the Olympic Torch before the opening ceremony tomorrow, so Hyde Park was packed with people and everyone was very excited. The mayor of London gave a little speech after the cauldron was lit about how the London 2012 Summer Olympics was going to be the best ever. There were live concerts happening, the highlight being The Wanted, the British-Irish boy band. Plenty of vendors lined the sides for you to purchase food and drinks. Of course, there was some other activities, including the Samsung Pin where you can check out their latest products, enter to win Olympic tickets, and get some swag that includes wristbands and a mobile phone holder. Coca Cola was also there, handing out a cold refreshing drink in the Limited Edition torch relay bottles, and promoting recycling. Cadbury Chocolate will also be open during the Olympics, though unfortunately it was not open today. The weather was scorching hot, and I'm positive I've got a sunburn! It was a great atmosphere at Hyde Park and very exciting to be a part of the Torch Relay celebration!

Some fun with the Naan Android!
A ride to Hyde Park in the official England bus!
Tickets to the Torch Relay Finale
A sea of people there to celebrate.
Samsung PIN
You could get your caricature drawn here.
There were many performances happening on the stage.
Get your cold drink here!

Here's a video of All Time Low performing one of their hit songs, All Time Low!

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