If you have ever passed the Royal Albert Hall over the summer, you will have noticed two sets of queues snaking down the back steps. These are the Prommers, the diverse collection of classical music fans who don’t mind standing through BBC Proms concerts and are rewarded with the best acoustic.
The queue on the left is the Day Prommers’ queue. They pay just £6 to stand in the Arena (the area just in front of the stage), or if they join the Gallery Day Queue at Door 10, then they can loll around in the highest tier of the hall. On the right is the queue for the hardcore Season Ticket-holders, who pay £240 for guaranteed access to all 75 Royal Albert Hall concerts (excluding proms 10, 12, 56 and 58). Similarly at Door 2, there is a Gallery Season Ticket-holders’ Queue.
On a sunny Thursday evening, mid-Prom season, Jonathan Lennie joins the queue and meets the Prommers.
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