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Boris dancing on the Heath to welcome the Olympics

PUBLISHED: 18:21 12 August 2008 | UPDATED: 15:18 07 September 2010

"Boris Dancers"@ Rainbow Revolution event at Kenwood

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THE Olympic opening ceremony was marked in a very different manner on Hampstead Heath. While fireworks and parades wowed the crowds in Beijing, a group of madcap campaigners took to the Heath for a spot of Boris dancing last Friday. Hampstead eccentric

THE Olympic opening ceremony was marked in a very different manner on Hampstead Heath.

While fireworks and parades wowed the crowds in Beijing, a group of madcap campaigners took to the Heath for a spot of "Boris dancing" last Friday.

Hampstead eccentric Rainbow George - real name George Weiss - led white-wigged clowns dancing the klutz and local duo Lucy Sage and Phil Saatchi played revolutionary music.

A statement of "war on error" was also read out by local actor James Faulkner, who called on people to liberate themselves from the governing classes - "those silly arses".

Crooner Ronnie Carroll was also among supporters of the bizarre event - brought about after Mr Weiss took out a £300 bet that aliens would land during the Games.

Asked about his chances, he said: "I've been given 3,000 to one for what I believe is an evens bet.

"Aliens wouldn't come to disrupt the start of things, they'd come at the end when the torch is being passed on to Boris.


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