A Concert to Remember! Duran Duran Get the Games Going as They Perform at the Ceremony Celebration Concert in Hyde Park

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Earlier this month Bruce Springsteen had the plug pulled on his Hyde Park concert due to the curfew, but tonight Londoners could party a bit later.

A huge crowd turned out at Hyde Park to celebrate the London Olympics Opening Ceremony at the first BT London Live Concert.

As well as performances from Paolo Nutini and Stereophonics, fans were treated to a set from Duran Duran who got everyone going with a Red Arrows flypast during their performance of The Reflex.

The public weren't exactly welcoming when the band were announced as part of the bill but they proved people wrong when they got the crowd cheering and screaming.

'Olympic London, Hyde park. The plan is we get everyone in the park singing a tune, a Duran Duran tune,' frontman Simon Le Bon told the crowd.

He'd already declared that being asked to take part in the event was one of his 'highlights' from the past decade.

'I think as a nation we're all very proud to have so many great athletes, teams from all over the world,' he added while wearing a Union Jack themed jacket.

Ahead of Ordinary World, he told the crowd: 'Let's dedicate the next song to the whole world. May we have a peaceful games.'

Courtesy Daily Mail

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