Experiencing the London 2012 Olympic Park
Initially buying tickets that only let you in to the Olympic Park without letting you see any actual live sport does seem a bit stupid. Admittedly, when I first confirmed payment I regretted that I might have paid £10 per person to get ripped off by McDonalds. It’s not even like Wimbledon where you can catch some of the lesser matches around the outside. The closest you can get to seeing the action is the big screen in the north of the park.
But, you get to experience something else; the crowds of people piling in to see the Olympics. The place is rammed with people who are there to see a wide range or things but are all keen for London 2012. The surrounding buzz is palpable as flags, face paint and weird outfits become bizarrely more attractive than they would in the outside world. Cheers can be heard from the basketball and hockey while you enjoy an overpriced chocolate bar. The energy about the place is infectious. And if you are British, there is nowhere you can feel more amongst like minds than in front of the big screen. Every time a Brit comes on, you wave and scream like they can hear you. Actually, they’re only a few hundred metres away - maybe they can.