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Fatboy Slim rocks Olympics closing ceremony
Fatboy Slim rocked the Olympics closing ceremony last night - then tweeted this picture and the words: 'Bless this Olympic (Acid) House!'
The DJ, who lives in Portslade, performed after comedian Russell Brand had arrived on a psychedelic tour bus performing Pure Imagination from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and The Beatles' I Am The Walrus with string quartet Bond.
The bus transformed into a fluorescent 50m octopus as Fatboy Slim rose from its head, spinning his decks as dancers performed to his hits Right Here, Right Now and The Rockafeller Skank.
Speaking to The Argus this morning, the DJ said he had to keep quiet about the event for about eight months.
He described the atmosphere in the stadium and backstage as "fantastic" and said there was no egos from the all-star cast in preparing for the big night.
He said: "It was absolutely amazing.
"It was an honour to represent my country, it was a fantastic atmosphere in the stadium and backstage and I thought the show went really well.
"It was great to be picked to represent Team GB in djing and the club culture era."
The best of Britain's past and present music scene partied with volunteers, athletes and the world as London 2012 came to a breathtaking close.
The Spice Girls, Madness, Queen, Take That and Annie Lennox took to the stage in a symphony of British music.
Sussex Olympic silver medallist Tina Cook was spotted among the athletes enjoying the event.
Crowds had gathered at the Brighton Big Screen to watch the closing ceremony. They described the event as 'amazing'.
The crowd described the party atmosphere as “beautiful” and said everyone was in the Olympic spirit.
Mine Goundouz, 30, who lives in Marine Parade, Brighton, said: “It is a great atmosphere.
“There is a great crowd. There is music and there are lots of people here. It is amazing, really beautiful.
“I am really pleased to be here.”
Nicky Jennings, 44, of Patcham, is there with her daughters, Amelia, 13, and Jocelyn, seven.
She said: “We wanted to come down to the sea to watch it. It is absolutely brilliant, everyone has come together.”
Her daughter, Patcham High School pupil Amelia Dodge, said: “It is really good and fun, it is really exciting.
“I liked watching the Olympics.
“I liked watching the hurdles and the swimming. Rebecca Adlington is my favourite Olympian.”
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