IATthenRIAT wrote:Would it not be a fair thing to offer and addional viewing advantage for those who Just can not attend the show (some people just cant but feel horrified they cant see even for a brief time from outside the show) as I have said if x number of people where given an option - No viewing or reduced Fee viewing, I know what most would chose.
No it wouldn't, If you cannot attend the show then that is quite simply your problem to deal with. RIAT does not owe you or anyone else who freeloads (including me as I've done it in the past) outside the threshold an alternative viewing area. End of. They just don't, so lets put that one to bed right now.
The ticket would cost you £5 a month to save for, even the most strapped can afford that. I can help you with the whole chancing it on the day to see if you can get a ticket - you cant, problem solved for you there.
Don't leave things to the day before to plan a trip - plan well in advance and have everything in place, if you cannot attend the show day for some reason you can sell your ticket, somebody out there will buy it and the rest of the money you saved for camp site, fuel, food etc you can pay to watch the live stream and get yourself a slab of beer in.
It was only a matter of time before access to that part of the road was brought under stricter control, the warning signs were the fencing being erected last year to deter freeloaders, if you didn't see this coming then I'm surprised.
Stay in the campsite watch the show from a different angle and enjoy it, last year I chinned off the threshold area and stayed in Flyby camping and some of my best photos came from sitting in a comfy chair, beer in hand surrounded by family and friends.
Don't let this path closure put a downer on your weekend at RIAT