Firstly, i shall start with
I HAVE MOTHER FLIPPING JOHN LEGEND TICKETS!!!
This for me is a blumming big deal. I have loved Mr Legend since i first heard Used to love U 10 years ago. I have all his albums, even some live ones, but i have never seen him live, not for trying.
I have tried 3 times, once i couldn't get tickets, the second time i was in hospital and the third time it was my best friends 21st, and i couldn't miss that.
But amongst all the excitement i am a little annoyed.
It seems being disabled means you have no friends.
After phoning 3 different numbers to get through to the person that deals with accessible tickets, over two days, because online it says to phone between 2.30pm and 7pm, where in fact the person leaves at 3pm, i thought booking 4 tickets would be fine.
Easy yeah, but massively annoying.
The seats for wheelchair uses, row D, carers ticket row C, friends ticket Row L.
Now don't get me wrong, i'm going to see my favourite artist and enjoy the music, but part of that enjoyment comes from enjoying the moment with friends.
But no, i am technically, really sat by myself.
It's so annoying, as a wheelchair user you find yourself isolated from so many situations, mostly due to access, often due to care issues, and on occasion anxiety.
I was so excited to see that not only was John Legend coming to the UK, but that it was at a venue that had really good access, and somewhere i would feel comfortable (i have crazy crazy vertigo), because of this i knew id be able to properly enjoy myself, with my friends, and just feel like myself, not different, especially after my last concert experience.
2 years ago i went to the MEN, firstly accessible seating is ridiculously high, and here you are left completely alone, friends and family are 5 rows in front, blocked by metal bars, and they get told off for standing with you because of health and safety, it's not a fun, and it takes away so much from what should be an amazing
So to find that i'd be once again by myself i just felt a little like 'for feck sake, just give me a damn break'.
Regardless of all these annoyances, i am massively excited, but disabled people do have friends, and do infact want to experience things with them, so maybe allocate tickets that are together.