Nearly time for CHAPTER 35: WRITING NIRVANA ON OTHER PEOPLE’S BAGS at the Electric Ballroom in Camden. Our last Ballroom show before Brixton, you know there’s going to be some cool stuff kicking off…
Right then, important information. PLEASE READ ALL OF THIS! On show days we are INCREDIBLY busy so might not be able to answer your questions on social media. The information below should answer most of your questions. If you’re struggling on a show day, head to the PROGRESS Fan Page on Facebook and someone should be able to help you out.
The Electric Ballroom, Camden
Doors open at 2pm, show starts at 4pm, finished by around 7.30-8pm.
The show has, like all those before it, SOLD OUT. You still have a small chance of picking up a returned ticket through our partners at Twickets. This is the ONLY way to buy any ticket for this show. DO NOT BUY OR SELL TICKETS TO THE TOUTS OUTSIDE. YOU (OR WHOEVER BUYS THEM) WILL NOT GAIN ENTRY TO THE SHOW.
SEASON TICKET HOLDERS: Don’t forget to bring your sexy little wallet and card along with you, although please note that it does not ensure priority admission. You’ll still have to queue / rock up five minutes before show time (delete as applicable).
WE HAVE CHANGED HOW WE SELL OUR TICKETS TO YOU, SO PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING. IT’S IMPORTANT!
As we sold all the tickets for this show through our new ticket hub, please try to print out your ticket receipt to bring with you. If you can’t do that, bring it on your phone (but printed will help us) and please remember to bring some ID with you as well.
Once again: YOU NEED TO BRING YOUR E-TICKET. YOUR PAYPAL RECEIPT DOES NOT GUARANTEE ENTRY.
Lost your ticket email? You can get it resent to you by clicking on this link here.
Upon entry you will be issued a wristband that corresponds to where you will be sitting (front row, gold, silver or general) or standing. PROGRESS Security will be there to help you if you get stuck knowing where you’re meant to be. If you’ve got a wristband for general seating, don’t try and sit on the front row. You will be moved. DBAD.
PLEASE SIT OR STAND WHERE YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO. IF YOU SEE AN EMPTY SEAT AND YOU HAVE A STANDING TICKET, DO NOT SIT IN IT. THIS CAUSES A LOT OF PROBLEMS FOR OUR SECURITY.
All seats and standing positions are first come, first served within the relevant area. So if you’re standing and want to be up on the balcony, you’ll need to be there pretty early.
Some people like queueing, some don’t. The queue often starts very early, but you will still have a seat or standing place as long as you have a ticket. Queuing early is not mandatory (although our queue is pretty awesome). Try not to interrupt the Mad Hatter’s tea party nonsense near the market.
As always, we’ll be selling lots of lovely PROGRESS merch on the day, and as always we accept both cash and cards. This includes everything that we still have in stock in our online shop (and our new “knuckles” t-shirt).
Season ticket holders – you get 10% discount on any PROGRESS merchandise purchased on the day upon presenting your season ticket card.
Also, many of the individual wrestlers will also be selling their own merchandise so check that out as well.
REALLY IMPORTANT STUFF FOR THIS SHOW!
The nearest tube station to the Electric Ballroom is Camden Town on the Northern Line. The venue is literally a few yards away from that. It’s open again this weekend, so that’s hopefully a lot less stressful for everyone!
If you are planning on using the train to come into London from slightly further afield, there is every chance there will be engineering works because of Network Rail doing lots of maintenance during the Bank Holiday. MAKE SURE YOU CHECK AHEAD! Click here to check that your rail journey won’t be affected by anything like that.
Bear in mind if you are driving into London that it is always, without exception, an utter nightmare.
ALSO! This weekend sees the Notting Hill Carnival, so bear in mind that will affect travel in the surrounding area.
If you’ve never been to a PROGRESS show before, then you’re in for a treat. It’s loud, raucous and proper good fun. Drinking is fine, chanting stuff is encouraged. Just come and have a bloody good time, but please be considerate of those around you. Seriously. You’ll be removed otherwise, and we HATE doing that.
For your own safety, don’t get too close to certain wrestlers. And if a wrestler or PROGRESS Security member tells you to move… then move. Rapidly. That normally means a 200lb man is about to land on you. More if it’s an Atlas match.
During the interval you are free to leave the venue to get food (there is no food available inside the Ballroom) if you need to – but you can’t eat it within the venue.
THE ONE RULE OF PROGRESS
We’ve given you a LOT of information there, all in the bid to ensure that you have as hassle-free a show as possible. Now get yourselves down to the Ballroom on Sunday and make some fucking noise, yeah? It’s the twenty-ninth London Chapter sell-out in a row, so let’s make it as special as all the others. It was pretty mental last time…
Oh yes, and of course: The one rule of PROGRESS that you all must remember:
Don’t be a dick.
See you all on Sunday!
Jim, Jon and Glen
This. Is. PROGRESS.