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2012 London Olympics: Opening Ceremonies Twitter Recap

Fireworks rock London during the height of the 2012 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony.

As the 2012 London Olympics roared into life during their Opening Ceremonies, CraveOnline’s correspondent John Scott Lewinski was on hand – tweeting live as the ceremony unfolded. Here’s an edited moment to moment recap of the night.

Note, the tweets are in reverse order from the close of the Ceremonies to the opening moments.

John Scott Lewinski @johnlewinski

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony #CraveOnline Got back to my hotel at 3: 30 am. Up to cover cycling at 9.

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony #CraveOnline Now I gotta get back to my hotel at 1 a.m. Ow, cr…

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony #CraveOnline Amazing ceremony. Never enjoyed four hours more.

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony #CraveOnline HEY JUDE wraps up, and that's all folks.

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony #CraveOnline It's a HEY JUDE singalong!

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony #CraveOnline And SIR PAUL McCARTNEY sings us home…

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony #CraveOnline And they join together to form one massive torch! Gorgeous!

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony #CraveOnline More than 200 glowing torches. They rise into the sky.

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony #CraveOnline And all of those brass kettles ignite!

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony #CraveOnline The torches reach the stage, held out…

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony #CraveOnline Torch fire passed between countless UK gold winners.

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony #CraveOnline Torch handed off to younger athletes.

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony #CraveOnline Torch enters in front of 500 folks who built stadium.

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony #CraveOnline Sir Steven UK's greatest Olympian, rowing Gold from 84-2000.

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony #CraveOnline Sir Steven Geoffrey Redgrave runs the torch into the stadium.

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony #CraveOnline The Torch heads in on the boat passed river-long fireworks.

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony #CraveOnline Age has not been kind to Ali, but The Champ is still standing.

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony #CraveOnline ALI is beside the flag. The Greatest gets a huge hand!

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony #CraveOnline The Olympic Flag enters.

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony #CraveOnline THE QUEEN will declare the games OPEN!

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony #CraveOnline 2012 Summer Games 1st with each team having females.

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony #CraveOnline The volunteers get a big, well-deserved hand.

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony #CraveOnline Sebastian UK Olympics boss about to kick this mother off!

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony #CraveOnline We have glow in the dark butterflies on bikes.

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony #CraveOnline Queen looking a little bored, honestly. Exhausted by her jump?

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony #CraveOnline A lot of athletes marching. Not much to add to that.

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony #CraveOnline An extended memorial to those lost on 7/7.

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony #CraveOnline Sir Danny Boyle should really get into showbiz. He's good.

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony #CraveOnline Memorial Wall remembers the 7/7 subway attack.

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony #CraveOnline A moment of silence for the Memorial Wall.

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony #CraveOnline Tower Bridge erupts in fireworks.

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony #CraveOnline David Beckham bringing the torch down the Thames.

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony #CraveOnline Here comes the Torch…

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony #CraveOnline Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the WWW arrives.

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony #CraveOnline Whole stadium is a functioning graphic equalizer.

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony #CraveOnline A rave just broke out. Where's my pacifier?

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony #CraveOnline YES! A salute to BRIT TV and movies!

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony #CraveOnline On to Brit home life in the digital age.

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony #CraveOnline Here come the raining clouds – fake ones.

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony #CraveOnline Rowan races on the beach with Ben Cross and company.

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony #CraveOnline Rowan takes the piss out of CHARIOTS OF FIRE.

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony #CraveOnline London Symphony to play CHARIOTS OF FIRE.

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony #CraveOnline Love that they honored the scary side of Brit stories.

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony #CraveOnline An army of Mary Poppins descends!

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony #CraveOnline Giant Voldemort! Giant Cruella! Chitty Chitty BangBang!

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony #CraveOnline Swinging musical number with kids and nurses now.

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony #CraveOnline Did I mention the chairs light up in tune with the show?

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony #CraveOnline Now saluting UK hospitals and Brit kids stories.

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony #CraveOnline Stadium needs AN EXORCIST now.

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony #CraveOnline Now Mike Oldfield unfolds his Tubular Bells

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony #CraveOnline Deaf and Hearing Children(?) sing GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony #CraveOnline The real military is now raising the Jack.

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony #CraveOnline She's not the COOLEST QUEEN IN HISTORY!

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony #CraveOnline And Her Majesty arrives in the stadium. ALL STAND.

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony #CraveOnline BOND THEME BLASTS THROUGH THE STADIUM…

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony #CraveOnline And the QUEEN parachutes into the stadium!!!

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony #CraveOnline And HER MAJESTY and MR BOND approach in a chopper!

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony #CraveOnline Queen of England just said GOOD EVENING, MR. BOND!

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony #CraveOnline Daniel Craig pays a visit to Her Majesty.

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony #CraveOnline And good evening, Mr. Bond.

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony #CraveOnline Now off to see Her Majesty at the Palace.

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony #CraveOnline Olympic rings join and burst into fire.

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony #CraveOnline I've just been told I'm smelling cordite.

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony #CraveOnline You can actually smell coal smoke in the air.

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony #CraveOnline And the Five Rings hover in over the stadium.

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony #CraveOnline Sgt. Peppers and Pearly Queens arrive.

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony ##CraveOnline Tone quiets to remember the dead of 2 world wars.

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony ##CraveOnline The drums reverberate in my chest cavity.

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony ##CraveOnline Huge chimneys rise from the turf.

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony ##CraveOnline It's odd to grieve what built the place you're sitting in.

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony ##CraveOnline Field being dismantled as industry takes over.

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony ##CraveOnline Thousands march to mourn the industrial revolution. Really?

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony ##CraveOnline And a tree pulls from the ground. "Global warming classic."

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony ##CraveOnline Now it gets political and guilty, with drums.

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony ##CraveOnline Branagh opens from the hilltop with Shakespeare's TEMPEST.

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony ##CraveOnline And Sir Kenneth Branagh arrives in full costume.

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony ##CraveOnline And finally to Wales for their youth choir….

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony ##CraveOnline Now off to Scotalnd for more singing kids.

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony ##CraveOnline Irish kids sing Danny Boy live from Ireland.

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony ##CraveOnline Whole world watching one kid sing JERUSALEM.

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony ##CraveOnline Bradley Wiggins, first UK TourDeFrance winner rings the bell

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony ##CraveOnline A lil BABA OREILY from THE WHO opens a video montage.

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony ##CraveOnline U.S. Anglophiles: Prepare to weep on tape delay tonight.

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony ##CraveOnline Sky overhead promising classic London rain.

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony ##CraveOnline Mountain, a ferris wheel, a may pole, fields. Now an ocean.

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony #CraveOnline Romney and his dumb remark all over the press here.

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews#OpeningCeremony ##CraveOnline In my seat with 15 min to spare to see a huge green hill.

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #OpeningCeremony The Torch is passing into London now. British TV dominated by coverage.

#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews I'm standing by and ready to tweet live Olympic Opening Ceremonies coverage..