if you like my limited enjoyment of sport is despite the sport of you like.like them or not i dont hold the view that they particularly contribute to "good things"like peace and that they are a perfect reflection of capitalism economically and culturally.
my wife has adifferent viewpoint so i agreed too pay for some tickets for her,whilst i planned a trip into urope in order not to be anywhere near the olympics when they took place.
things havwe changed for us both and together since we hatched that scheme of things.whilst government may not have aplan B,i do......
without going in details the lottery for tickets meant that my partner was amongst the many NOT to get any tickets and the system of issueing tickets has proven at least to be a let down.
indeed i am reminded that ive recently read about a forthcoming or current book that is about aqt least 10"top down"projects in britain of which the olympics is one which is seen to have failed.its a pity i now cant find the specific book reference.
i may not be able to afford or manage my trip into europe.
but something else has begun to bubble in my head...
in the late 60s and early 70s when something failed or looked questionable.and alternative would develop.indeed often british psychedelic bands hawkwind and/or the pink fairies or even pinkwind or hawklords would show up and play at it and turn it into a festival.
so if then,why not now too?if its worth doing once its worth doing again.
so how about this for a suggestion-
a free festival in lee valley park(its part of the network of olympic sites,with hawkwind,the fairies and more.invite and engage with very differente sports-like free running,urban golf,extreme ironing=there must be more.
in the light of the failed 3 years of cultural festival which was supposed to lead yp to the big sporting event but which as far as i know has been completely invisible apart i suggest from lining some pockets to the tune of £30m....if muchael horovitz poetry olympics is still out there,we could invite the too.
anyone out there?i think AMM might join us?