I am very glad that I have some Irish whiskey in the flat. I may need a large glass of it in a minute or two. I opened my emails and found a message from London 2012.
This is how it started:
Important update from London 2012
We are writing to let you know that the Olympic Park will close early on 9 September in preparation for the Closing Ceremony.
When arriving for your 7-a-side Football event on 9 September, bear in mind that Victoria Gate will be closed for entry from 2pm. You can find further details of gate closures on the London 2012 website
Due to the late finish of your 7-a-side Football event, we suggest you stay inside the Olympic Park after your event to wait for the Closing Ceremony – but please be aware that many of the facilities inside the Park will be closed as the final preparations are made. Follow the directions of staff to a designated area where you can wait to enter the Olympic Stadium.
Lovely, you might think. What’s wrong with that? Well, two things. I don’t have tickets for either 7-a-side Football or the Closing Ceremony. Later in the message, it mentions letting others in my party know. The only tickets available for the Closing Ceremony when I looked the other day started at £250. A message implying I had bought more than one, and tickets for another event, made my heart beat wildly with anxiety.
I tried to log into my account. I got this message:
We are currently experiencing high demand and the page you have requested is temporarily unavailable.
Please do not click on the Back or Refresh button in your browser. We will redirect you to this page as soon as it becomes available.
Alternatively, please come back later and try again.
If you have recently purchased tickets, we will send you a confirmation email with your ticket information.
We are sorry for any inconvenience.
I tried the help site and my heart rate returned to normal. At the top of the FAQs was this question and its answer:
I have received an email regarding the Closing Ceremony but I do not have tickets for this event?
If you have received an email regarding the Closing Ceremony but do not have tickets for this event, please accept our apologies as this email was sent in error.
Then it quickened again. What about these 7-a-side Football tickets that I haven’t bought?
I’m still waiting for the site to become less busy.