Anyway, try as I might, I couldn't get hold of tickets this year, and so resigned myself to watching the event on tv. Disappointing, but there's always next year.
Then, late this afternoon, I mentioned my disappointment to my boss. Who proceeded to tell me he'd been offered two tickets to the corporate box, but refused them as he likes to spend the weekends with his family. If he'd known I wanted to go, he said, he'd have accepted the tickets and given them to me.
He did offer, however, to pass any future tickets on to me, including tickets to the football. Small consolation, but I'll take it.