Monday, July 30, 2012
An impressive box office
So, last night I popped along to Wembley Stadium to pick up our various tickets from the box office. The tubes were quiet, as was the walk down Wembley Way. Inside the stadium, 80,000 (also very quiet) people were watching the Team GB football team beat UAE. Outside, a few of us had turned up to the Box Office, to collect the tickets we'd booked online.
It all went very smoothly, apart from the fact that the Box Office had run out of the free travel cards you get with tickets, for a couple of specific days (including today). Given that these cards are worth a few quid, people were a little miffed not to be getting them. And the staff didn't really seem to have a clue what to do, which was a little disappointing.
After a little protestation, I managed to get one of them to write a little note for me saying which Travelcards I didn't have. Then was able to get some of them from next door at Wembley Arena. And was able to get to the Olympic Park this morning and pick up a couple of travel cards from there.
Leaving Wembley last night, two middle-aged Latin American men in blazers, with accreditation hanging around their necks, approached me, looking quite perturbed. "Please. Where McDonalds?"
Ah, it's good to be back at the Olympics.