Andrea Bocelli keeps it short and sweet as European Championship opening ceremony hits right note
Forget Bono and the Edge or the confusion why those two could not form another quorum to be officially classed as “U2”, because Bocelli’s involvement has provided the blueprint for every opening ceremony. “Solemn yet festive,” the organisers labelled it. They forgot the “short” bit and in the same way that a best man’s speech never, ever, suffers from brevity, nor do the worst intentions of a choreography department. Alas, we will never witness something so sweetly swift, so purely pacy, ever again.
Because there was no organising committee spending weeks and months and years over this. This had to be done on the hoof. Michel Platini demanded so with his radical idea to spread this far and wide, and then Covid-19 butted in. Do not worry, Andrea. Nobody shall dare sleep and if we do, you shall be the soundtrack of our slumber.
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