Is anyone else with a season ticket to the Proms finding it almost impossible to meet the new 20-minute deadline? Last year, the cut-off point for entry to the Proms was 10 minutes before concerts; difficult but not impossible. I keep missing concerts because even if I leave work bang on time, I can't guarantee I'll make it across to the RAH. It's challenging for 7.30 concerts, but nigh on impossible for the 7pm ones! On Monday, having struggled through riots in Hackney, it was especially galling to be turned away 18 minutes before the start, and tonight, having diced with death rushing across Kensington Gore to arrive at 6.41 only to be sent home, it was, shall we say "somewhat frustrating"
I was told that the decision was taken jointly by the RAH and R3, and that it's much easier for the staff, but in previous years they managed admirably!
Reverting to the 10-minute rule would make a massive, massive difference to me... Am I the only one?