It’s 2am in west london. I am wide awake like a true Insomniac and i’m not feeling sleepy AT ALL!! But I am feeling over Excited!!! It’s finally starting to snow outside and
At 9am Wireless festival 2015 tickets go on sale!!!!
It’s London’s 3 day urban music festival like no other!! I’m a huge hiphiop/r&b fan so this festival gets me very excited!!!! As the months go by they will be adding loads more artists to the bill!! Here’s the line up so far!!! And a link to their website http://www.wirelessfestival.co.uk
I think i was 16 when I first got interested in concerts & music festivals properly. I had been to local music events at places like the Notting Hill Carnival, Portobello Market and at the Tabernacle (a local community center at the time). I had also been on music chart shows like ‘Top Of The Pops’ and ‘CD:UK’ any one remember these tv shows?
That was all before my EDS and other chronic conditions took over! It was also at my worst point health wise at 16 and a half years old. I never dreamed let alone thought I could go for events like this back then!!! It wasn’t till 2013 that I decided to research going to a concert because ‘Queen B, Mrs Carter, Sasha Fierce BEYONCE‘ was coming to London!!! And it was for one of my favourite albums of all time!!!
So at the age of 24 I was finally brave enough to take control of my conditions and fight for what I wanted!!
She was playing at the O2 arena North Greenwich!! I am an O2 customer so I got priority to buy tickets before general sale! So I singed up with AXS the ticket provider website and sat on my computer From 8.30 am waiting in a virtual room to be let into the site for 9am! I was soo excited yet soo nervous!! My plan was to buy two tickets to see Beyonce! One for my Carer and one for me.. 9am came and just like magic purchasing options became available!! I have never done this before soo it was all new! I added my two tickets into my basket but every time I tried to checkout it would say something like ‘There are no tickets to purchase’!!!
Aghhhhhh What Am I Doing Wrong! Thats me screaming down the phone to my friend lol
After 30 minutes of trying, we start to see the social media sites blow up with status updates announcing: BEYONCE PRE SALE SELLS OUT IN UNDER TEN MINUTES!!
I was soo upset! It took allot of courage to get me to this point and I couldn’t get a ticket!!
After my mini breakdown I realised I had been upset over Presale and the rest of the tickets will be on sale the next day!!!!
Ohhhh everything changed in me! I was no longer trying to sit at a computer patiently to get tickets.. I now knew I was going in to a battle!! As I did more research into making sure I got a ticket, I stumbled across a button with information for people with Access Needs!!! I wouldn’t have clicked on it if I didn’t recognise the familiar blue wheelchair user logo!
I had just found the Magic Button for all thoes living with disabilites!!! As I read through I found out that most venues provide special seating for people with disabilities and that your carer will be allowed in free of charge!! Then I found something even more magical!!! O2’s DISABLED BOOKING LINE!!!! An 0208 number that will solve all my questions while providing me with a the most appropriate seating for me to watch the concert!!! I didnt waste any time and rang that number straight away! I know they said pre sale had sold out but at least I can talk to somone about my best options for getting tickets the next day!! I spoke to somone from the accessible booking team and explained its my first concert and I suffer from this and that. The lady I spoke to was very nice and the first thing she said was we still have one more disabled ticket on Presale, would you like to purchase it? I paused is disbelief.. I then said I need two tickets as I need a carer! She then explained that most events allow a carer for free when needed and that the ticket she offered me included a carers ticket!!!
I was over the moon!!! I then paid for the ticket so fast!! I had finally purchased a concert ticket and realised how easy it is to deal with when its at big venues!!!
So that was my first experience! And I have loads more to tell but I need to try and get some sleep…. This post has taken me an hour
A detailed page about disabled acsess tickets can now be viewed here 🙂
Peace and love xxx
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