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Re: Salute 2016

PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:48 pm
by ---
Might be there for a quick pint ...

Re: Salute 2016

PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 1:53 am
by The Dozing Dragon
Dags wrote:Might be there for a quick pint ...


No birthday this year? Or was that someone else?

Re: Salute 2016

PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 6:43 am
by ---
Salute's a week earlier than normal

Re: Salute 2016

PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 10:11 am
by manatic
I can haul the missus over if you're behaving.

Hey, silly question: I've always used a Frothers badge to get into Salute, but now I have a ticket. Do I have to stand in line (as I assume), or is that for people with no ticket (as I hope)?

Re: Salute 2016

PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 12:02 pm
by Germy Bugger
manatic wrote:I can haul the missus over if you're behaving.

Hey, silly question: I've always used a Frothers badge to get into Salute, but now I have a ticket. Do I have to stand in line (as I assume), or is that for people with no ticket (as I hope)?

You all get put in the hall next door. This is what it looks like
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Taken from BigLees blog so you can read a bit more here: http://www.blmablog.com/2015/04/salute-2015-photo-review.html

So basically slumming it this year :wink:

Re: Salute 2016

PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 2:25 pm
by manatic
Oh dear :D Might be smart coming in a bit later then? Or earlier? It's a quick trip as we're staying at Stratford...

Re: Salute 2016

PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 3:19 pm
by Skipp
I found that if you arrive at say 11.15, you can pretty much stroll in, without having to deal with... Wargamers...

Re: Salute 2016

PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 3:30 pm
by An Absent Humphrey
Skipp wrote:I found that if you arrive at say 11.15, you can pretty much stroll in, without having to deal with... Wargamers...


Quite.
I've never seen the point of the Queuebuster ticket for Salute. I'm normally there putting on a game, so never paid to get in, but whenever I've looked there always seems to be a fucking massive queue of queuebusters. But half an hour after the show opens there's no queue! Be it queuebusters or ordinary punters. Save yourself the money, and save yourself having to queue with the queuebusters (an irony I am sure is lost on them), and go and have an (overpriced) breakfast baguette at one of the food retailers and then just stroll in.

Re: Salute 2016

PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 2:06 pm
by Kes
The advance ticket just saves you some ££'s. After being in that queue pictured above last year, you'll probably find me at one of the coffee shops nearby waiting for the scrum to go down. Unfortunately this'll probably cost me the ££'s I saved by buying an advance ticket (and even a bit more!).

Re: Salute 2016

PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 6:01 pm
by geronimo
Weighing up the pros/cons of driving and and avoiding train hassles vs.trusting public transport and having beers....