Posted: 21/07/2014 at 11:14
Ah the civilised race. The RHS court flower show has always been a busy event, I bet there were many people up on their two legs who didn't get to see everything they wanted - in fact I'm sure if you look around on the forum there'll have been people discussing it. Unfortunately that's a fact of life. Its a busy event and they don't seem to have the right balance of restricted tickets / crowd control so that everyone can get a front stage view.
Don't expect that just because you're in a chair you have a god given right to get some exclusive event and to the front of the queues all the time. Believe me I've spent enough time at backside height to learn that and it sickens me to think people are so bone headed they think the world should bend over backwards to help them all the time like the world owes them a princess crown and to be held above anyone else. I always found smiling politely got me to where I wanted to be - and occasionally into areas I really shouldn't have been but you only live once and if someone offers to let you in back stage why say no. Also making sure you didn't run over toes and weren't just as ignorant back helped...
But then again I read reviews of the event and heard it was insanely busy so didn't bother to spend ??300 on tickets / costings and instead watched it on the TV knowing that even if I could backwards flip through the crowds with all the grace of a gymnast it would have been far too busy to see anything much less had I been reliant on a chair view height. More money on the garden which makes sense to me!
Perhaps instead of whinging about it on here (which to be honest achieves nothing except that we all wonder what kind of person you are to feel the need to log onto a forum just to rant - lonely perhaps? Bored?) You should do something constructive like contacting the organisers of the show and suggesting they have "early hours" opening on at least one of the days so that the cripples, the elderly, infirm, the autistic, and the generally wobbly, can get in to see the event before the crowds are let loose. Who knows you might even strike lucky and start a chain of events that mean next year the scooter brigade get to have the place to themselves.