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- Posted on Aug 30th 2012 4:05PM by Aaron Brophy
The performance starts out with Hawking explaining to the audience how the Large Hadron Collider "is the largest, most complex machine in the world, possibly the universe" and that it's designed to recreate the Big Bang. This is all set to Orbital providing swirling techno waves as background music which "bangs" into the Graeae performers -- a deaf and disabled Cirque du Soleil-type troupe of singers, musicians, and acrobats -- running through the Dury song, which was originally written in 1981 as the theme for the International Year of Disabled Persons.
The whole time this is going on wheelchair dancers ring across the stadium grounds while someone who looks suspiciously like Sir Ian McKellen (Gandalf from the Lord of the Rings movies) is seen waving a giant sign that says "EQUALITY."
The medley then shifts into an uplifting take on Orbital's "Where is it Going?"
It's basically the best thing ever and we're pretty sure Coldplay won't be able to top it when they perform at the closing ceremony.