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    Aug 12, 2015

    Remembering When We Collectively Lost Our Shit At The Spice Girls During The London 2012 Closing Ceremony

    Has it really been three years since this happened?

    The London 2012 Olympic closing ceremony is exactly 3 years old today. It was pretty bloody weird.

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    Timothy Spall, pretending to be Winston Churchill, quoting The Tempest, at the top of a huge Big Ben while smoking a cigar there.

    We were treated to an exceptionally rare performance by Emeli Sandé, who we had not seen once before.*

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ij3sgRG5sPY
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ij3sgRG5sPY

    *This is a lie.

    Fatboy Slim DJ'd inside an absolutely giant squid.

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    Because why not.

    And people dressed up as newspapers and had lightbulbs strapped to their head for no reason.

    OBS / Olympics
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    Not forgetting George Michael performing a new song called "White Light".

    But then after what seemed forever (and a lot of wine), a line of taxis turned up at the stadium.

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    And who was in them???!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Oh my god, OH MY GOD.

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    History. Was. Officially. Made.

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    And we collectively lost our shit.

    GET FUCKED it's the Spice Girls #London2012

    Spice Girls performing at the Olympics closing ceremony?! Better remove all the breakables before I slam my body down and wind it all around

    Spice Girls....drop the mic #London2012

    The best bit was when the Spice Girls started dancing with each other but then Posh posed at the side.

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    For what seemed like an eternity.

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    And then they were hoisted on to the top of the taxi cabs and a metallic zimmer frame appeared.

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    And drove them around like this.

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    So powerful.

    BEST MOMENT OF THE ENTIRE OLYMPICS! (via @chadengland)

    We then saw Boris Johnson dancing like this.

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    David and Sam Cameron were there, but who cares?

    The Spice Girls there, represented by everyone's mum drunk at your school's parent evening

    And, of course, at the very end of the performance, we saw Posh Spice not realising that her taxi was about to move away from her, but she kept her composure.

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    The Olympics is about SPORT??!!

    Thank you, Spice Girls. You saved us.

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    You can watch their performance here.

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