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Samara Ginsberg Samara Ginsberg | 23:02 UK Time, Tuesday, 11 August 2009

cake_300.jpg I caught up with Brett, Grahame, Stefan and Harry in the queue this evening. I had a great chat with them, about the experience of Promming. It turned out Brett had only met the others the previous night, proving that the Proms is a great place to make friends! Brett was particularly enthusiastic about being there: 'I couldn't believe what an amazing night out I had last night for only £5. Normally you'd pay top dollar for a show like this, but it's only £5!'.

For Harry, the informality was as much a pull as the low ticket price: 'You don't have to plan it in advance, you don't have to worry about booking tickets, you just turn up and queue. I really appreciate that - you can decide at the last minute to go to an amazing concert.'

Grahame revealed that since he's only in London for three days, he's going to be spending every night in the arena at the Albert Hall.


  • Comment number 1.

    In Tune tonight with the interview of Philip Glass.
    I fell to thinking as Petroc Trelawney played the extract from Koyaaniqatsi: why is it that I dislike American Minimalism? I think it's because it is what I think of as political - having nothing to say and taking an excruciating lonong time to say it!

  • Comment number 2.

    Do join us in the Gallery queue some time, we're just as lovely, and we have more options for sneaking off to the Imperial union bar while queueing

  • Comment number 3.

    @rfenwick That is a stonking suggestion! I have to confess, I have always been rather more of a gallery girl myself, what with being only 5ft3, but then again, you do miss out on some of the atmosphere up there... Swings and roundabouts.


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