The thing that amused me was the idea of the New York Times having something talking about this being the attitude of Londoners when this sort of thing (the 'seen it all' aspect, that is) is traditionally what is said about New Yorkers. Or maybe it isn't, maybe it is some weird sort of mutual suspicion / envy.
"Also: Londoners are not impressed by anything, at all, ever. Everything has already happened here — including the Olympics, twice, in 1908 and 1948. Sometimes, the weary stoicism of Londoners is a boon. But it is an outlook instantly affronted by any suggestion that any future happening is going to be profitable, transformative or, worst of all, pleasant."