Two Door Cinema Club frontman Alex Trimble almost missed out on the chance to perform in the opening ceremony of the London Olympics because he was convinced the job offer was a joke.
Director Danny Boyle, who put together the near four-hour epic, approached Trimble's manager and asked if he would be interested in taking part in Friday's (27Jul12) big event, but the singer didn't believe the news and hung up on his representative during an early morning phone call.
He tells Britain's The Sun newspaper, "The call woke me up and I was half asleep and hungover. He told me Danny wanted me to perform a song at the Olympics. I listened and then went back to sleep. When I woke up I actually thought the call had been a dream. But when my manager called back, I obviously said: 'Yes'."