Whats wrong with 'something' hanging around your neck? I was miffed I forgot my Inmarsat neck ribbon, oh hum.
I was a bit disappointed at the tags, I was hoping they would have some fancy graphics and be worth saving, although I will keep mine, guess you should pick different colours though for the next events as people will be bringing them and sneeking in after checking the colours ;o)
I would say Our Lass came in with me, but she was not interested in meeting people and autographs and just carried my bags.
But whats to stop 'A Out Sider' talking to a guest in the corridors? We had a great ten-minute chat with 'Johny' Johnson. We could not get away! He wanted to talk, any one at the hotel (and out side) could have chatted to the guests.
As for Dave Scott and Jim Lovell sat looking bored, two thoughts, a) there price while theres a credit crunch people are skint and
they have been before and every one went for there autographs then, Jim Lovell last year and Dave Scott at Birmingham had huge queue's, but not this year.
Tell you what, I enjoyed the event and will be at Birmingham.
Regards and bests
von Dawson's Express
I really did try to enforce the badge rule this weekend. I had several excuses as to not wear them when i challenged some people. From 'I dont like things hanging around my neck' to 'I dont want to be laughed at having it on show'. I do apologise to anyone who thought i was being rude asking them to show it at all times, but for peace of mind, It was only fair that I did for those people who paid to enter the show as opposed to hotel guests and general public roaming around looking to purchase autographs.
In future may I suggest some people who don't like things hanging round their necks to possibly bring a clip with them..? readily available from all good stationers, whereby you can attach the pass to either your belt loop or a pocket on a shirt or blouse. So long as you have it on display 'somewhere' on your person will be fine. Other than that I really do thin the new measures put in place were fair and just.
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