That was a joke by my colleague after a call I made to the NIA, Birmingham to book tickets for the Pet Shop Boys in December.
On their website, it advises that if you have a disability, you should contact the disability line and they will advise you on good places to sit if you are blind. So I made the call.
I was told that there was nothing suitable. So I asked did that mean the gig was sold out? and I was told no. On asking why I couldn’t have any tickets, I was informed that they were high up and there were too many stairs.
The lady was fairly easily persuaded that this wouldn’t present any sort of problems but once again, assumptions are made. I appreciate people’s concern that something might be difficult, but why oh why do they just assume that I won’t be able to manage?
Oh well, tickets booked and we’ll be going. Can’t wait as I’ve always wanted to see the Pet Shop Boys!