2012 London Olympics: Final Day – Closing Ceremony Twitter Recap

It was a sad night in the London Media Centre when this message announced the closed cirquit images from the London 2012 Olympic venues were shut down.

John Scott Lewinskiby John Scott Lewinski

As the 2012 London Olympics drew to a celebratory close during the Opening Ceremonies, CraveOnline’s correspondent John Scott Lewinski was on hand – tweeting live as the ceremony doused London’s flame. Here’s an edited moment to moment recap of the night.

Note, the tweets are in reverse order from the close of the Ceremonies to the opening moments.

John Scott Lewinski @johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline Olympic coverage will continue here this week.

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline Thank you CraveOnline.

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline The Olympics are over. Thank you London.

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline Genuine chills as Closing Ceremonies end.

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline MASSIVE FIREWORKS across the Park.

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline All artists take the stage for your LIVEAID moment.

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline THE WHO "inspires a generation."

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline TALKIN' 'BOUT MY GENERATION.

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline Rio now takes over the show.

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline Rio is now the official host city of the Olympics.

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline Mayor of Rio is here now to accept the Olympic Flag.

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline It's winding down. A lot of tears around me now.

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline Now, Greek and Olympic anthems, as is tradition.

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline Queen in effect, with Poison Ivy as lead singer.

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline Of course, WE WILL ROCK YOU!

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline Queen's guitarist Brian May lights it up.

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline Remember what an amazing voice Freddie Mercury had.

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline Crews starting taking down Olympic signage outside.

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline Muse with the Official Olympic Song, SURVIVAL.

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline Muse has to follow Eric Idle and Life of Brian.

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline Thank you, Monty Python!

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline The word SHIT appears in an Olympic Ceremony!

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline Eric Idle looks pretty damn good, really.

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
@sean_donnelly ALWAYS LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE OF LIFE!

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline PYTHON! I called it days ago!

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline Human Cannon Balls now.

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline Couldn't the Gallaghers give it up for one day?!

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline We have one Oasis Gallagher with Wonderwall.

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline Don't want to see Boris & Cameron dancing on screen.

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline Spice Girls have London cabs that project colors!

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline Spice Girls telling us what they want, evidently.

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline A London cab ballet?

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline Black London taxis bringing in some Spice?

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline Has Jessie J ever eaten?

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline It's a party now, folks.

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline Make that Jessie J in a Rolls-Royce.

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline Jessie J in a Bentley!

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline Weird. I was thinking "giant glowing octopus." And…

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline Fat Boy Slim gets Rave going from a giant octopus!

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline Russell Brand on a Magical Mystery Tour?

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline Russell Brand is the Walrus?!

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline Russell Brand singing a little Willy Wonka!

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline Tightrope walker atop the Stadium.

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline A cover of some PINK FLOYD with an all-star band.

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline We have a MIKE RUTHERFORD sighting!

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline Sweet Dreams are made of this song ending.

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline A boat brings us Annie Lennox!

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline Kate Moss, Naomi. Thinner than the Kenyan runners.

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline Homage to British fashion?

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline Ziggy Stardust on the screen? Bowie en route?

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline Mods on scooters round the stadium.

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline The Kaiser Chiefs? Where's THE WHO?!

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline Here come the Mods! Pinball Wizard!

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline Fans of George, he'll be in Hyde Park after the show.

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline When did George Michael become Bob Hoskins?

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline George Michael on his feet for FREEDOM.

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline A symphony of British music kicks off…

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline And Lennon breaks apart.

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline A foam rubber Lennon assembles on stage.

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline Lennon serenades from the big screens.

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline Kids' choir singing Lennon's IMAGINE.

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline Here Comes the Sun and the volunteers.

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline 8 year old Londoner Joe likes the Ceremony.

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline This just in: Africans can run for a long time.

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline If you don't know why, read your Greek history.

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline Men's Marathon Medal Ceremony. Always wraps it up.

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline Montage celebrates struggles of athletes.

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline Union Jack pulsing with lights now.

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline Montage of amazing BBC photography.

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline Kate Bush and Annie Lennox duet.

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline We're building a white structure out there now.

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline Seem like the drums at the Olympics.

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline Want some Thomas Dolby. Blind me with Olympic Science

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline Unbelievable sea of color our there on the field.

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline If you can't get laid in Olympic Village tonight…?

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline How many athletes are too young to grasp all this?

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline This athlete processions is more fun than Opening.

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline ELBOW serenades the athletes.

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline Families and support crew joining teams on field.

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline Athletes come streaming down thru the crowd.

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline March of the Flags brings banners & honored bearers.

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline Our montage of crying Olympians.

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline Davies wearing a Fright Wig, I believe.

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline Davies sings his Love Song to London.

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline Ray Davies of The Kinks arrives in London cab.

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline A DAY IN THE LIFE and a kid's dance number.

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline Volunteers working well with STOMP.

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline More STOMP. This is probably enough STOMP, really.

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#2012LMC #LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline 1DIRECTION behind PET SHOPS BOYS. Make your own joke.

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline WEST END GIRLS was the hit when I first visited London.

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline PET SHOP BOYS with WEST END GIRLS.

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline Massed Bands of the Guards trumpet into the Stadium.

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline MADNESS sings OUR HOUSE on a flat bed truck.

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline The Italian Job and Michael Caine ushers in the music.

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline God Save the Queen!

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline National Anthem sounds out with countless flags flying.

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline Prince Henry on site representing the Queen.

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline Churchill with the same lines from the Tempest as Branagh.

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline Urban London comes alive in newspapery style.

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline Timothy Small as Churchill.

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline Churchill speaks from atop Big Ben.

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline STOMP playing The Tower Bridge and London Eye.

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline Emeli Sands kicks off the show.

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline Big Ben sounds 9 bells…

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline No history lesson tonight. Just a party.

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline Here we go. Closing Ceremonies underway…

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline Model of Thames River built on the Flag…

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline Floor of Olympic Stadium is the Union Jack…

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline Pre-ceremony montages are heartbreaking.

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline In my seat for the Closing Ceremony.

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline Pre-ceremony montage running on BBC1.

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline Go to #Tweetdeck and Search for#London2012. It's Matrix code!

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline Today feels like the last day of college or end of Xmas x 100.

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics #CraveOnlineNews #ClosingCeremony #CraveOnline BBC airing montage of all Team GB metal wins.

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics Closing ceremonies tonight. Should be very emotional.

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics USA hits 100 medals at London's Olympics! Team GB still has most medals per capita in top 5.

John Scott Lewinski ‏@johnlewinski
#LMC2012 #London2012 #Olympics The final day. The Closing Ceremonies. I cannot believe it. It became my daily life.