It was nice to see that the ancient art of queue jumping is still alive and well. This is how it works: 1. See long queue waiting patiently in the drizzle. 2. Decide you're not going to bother with all that nonsense. 3. Find someone you know near the front of the queue and sidle up to chat to them. 4. Spend so long chatting that you actually merge into the queue. 5. All of a sudden the queue starts to move and Bingo! you've reached the front and secured your tickets without all that tiresome standing around.