The Invictus Games closing ceremony was how I originally found out about the whole thing!
The ‘Foo Fighters’ were to headline the closing ceremony concert and play in the UK for the first time in several years; several other artists would also give their support by playing: James Blunt, Rizzlekicks, Bryan Adams, Ryan Adams, Ellie Golding and my own favourites, Kaiser Chiefs.
However, the closing ceremony was far more than that; the main stars were the athletes from the games…..and wow, how they were applauded!?!
Everyone came onto the stage and 40,000 people gave several minutes of racious applause in appreciation from the athletes who came from all over to take part.
Certainly, the two biggest cheers came for the USA and team Great Britain; but everyone was celebrated, and quite rightly so.
Prince Harry gave a great speech and would not be rushed by the hungry crowd to allow the Foo Fighters to begin their set (even he was chomping at the bit to see Dave Grohl).
The Foo Fighters played some incredibly relevant and fitting songs to play out the heroes of the games; what a band!!!
It was the perfect end to an amazing weekend for me! Huge respect to the organisers for getting it all together in 7 months!!!
Ladies and gents, I salute you.