He was. We weren’t.
I’d organised tickets, selected the “pick up tickets at the venue” option three weeks ago.
I neglected to read adequately the email they sent which said I needed to print out the email, and take it along to the Town Hall and exchange aforesaid print-out for my ticket.
Really? Is this how electronic ticketing works?
Wouldn’t it have been easier and more logical to have a list (on something amazing like a computer?) of who had to pick up tickets, and just give them the ticket?
Actually, the whole arrangement at the Town Hall was an awfully confused mess. Join a queue on the steps outside, which took you into a room where there were now three queues, all for different categories of audience based on whether you already had a ticket, had to pick one up, or were hoping to score a standby spot. But no signs to indicate which queue was which.
And instead of – as I mentioned – a computerised list of attendees as they’d have at something fancy like a rock band’s gig – they had boxes with tickets in alphabeticised dividers.
Yeah, we fucked up. But seriously, their organisation was appalling.
From what I heard, the talk was too much audio/visual song and dance and not enough substance. So I not dismayed at not having seen it.