Friday night was a huge night for the U.K. With the Olympic games visiting the country for the third time, these opening ceremonies were incredible and something you didn't want to miss.
The show directed by Danny Boyle, director of Slumdog Millionaire, had thousands of performers, all of which volunteered their time for practices and to be a part of the ceremonies.
Boyle's production followed the history of the U.K., from the pastoral times, to the industrial revolution, to the new era of technology, marked by the invention of the World Wide Web.
The ceremonies closed with the lighting of the Olympic cauldron by young high school athletes, to symbolize the next generation of great Olympians.
Sir Paul McCartney closed off the ceremonies with a performance of "Hey Jude" that had the entire arena singing "Na na na nananana, hey Jude" by the end of the show.
Fireworks from across the city illuminated the night sky around the arena, making for an unforgettable opening ceremony.