helen-louise (baratron) wrote,

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Paralympics tickets

So I've been saying to myself for a while that I really ought to "sort out" my Paralympics tickets. I know that I'm going to the Wheelchair Rugby on Thursday 6th September with hiddenpaw, skibbley and sfred, but I hadn't sorted out who else I'm going to see what with.

Well, oops and also bollocks. I was really certain that I was going to see the Athletics on Sunday 2nd September. But the tickets I have are actually for Saturday 1st September - which is also the day of Brighton Pride! Also more botheringly, I have two seats together (the wheelchair & "wheelchair helper" seats*) in Block 153 Row 25 - and a single seat in Block 253 Row 55! That's absolutely bloody stupid. I wish I'd noticed that earlier. All of that.

The start time for the Athletics is 7pm, but the London 2012 website reckons I'll need to be at the Olympic Stadium by 5pm to go through all the "airport-style" security charade. Theoretically, this does allow me to go to Brighton Pride at least long enough to see the parade. But it will be a very long day, and stressful, and involve too much train stress, and... argh! Especially frustrating since I found out at BiCon who has the secret "community" wristbands, so I could have got into Preston Park for the paid part of Brighton Pride for Not Much money rather than the Stupid Amount that they want to charge...

It's a bit late to sell the tickets now, especially as two of them are wheelchair + helper seats. And who the hell is going to want to sit on their own surrounded by complete strangers? Argh.

The other events aren't a problem - they are "general admission", although I presume they have a specific place or places to stick wheelchair people. (The map shows a wheelchair park, but not where wheelchair users get parked). The actual event I have tickets for starts at 7pm in both cases, but the tickets are all-day passes and you can go to any event in that venue that has spaces.

So... Who wants to come and see Sitting Volleyball with me on Tuesday 4th September? If we get there early enough, there is the possibility of also seeing some Wheelchair Fencing, Powerlifting or Boccia. (Other events on Thursday 6th September include Wheelchair Tennis, 5-a-side Football and Goalball). I have 2 spare tickets, but it isn't as simple as "the first two people to comment here get the tickets", because I'm also communicating with people via email. The tickets are £15 each, which includes an all-zone Travelcard, plus recorded delivery post of the tickets. (Or Special Delivery if you are paranoid enough).

Post below if you have any questions :)

* this is not actually what the free ticket is called, but I can't be bothered to look up the official Paralympic term.
Tags: paralympics, wheelchairs

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