Why do disabled people struggle to enjoy live music?

I am for this idea.

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When you go to see your favourite band the main dilemma is usually whether you want to be stood closer to the bar or the stage- whether you can grab yourself another pint in the gap between the support and the main act. Your distance from the toilet is usually at the back of your mind. How you’re going to get out of the venue in the mad dash for the train station at the end of the gig is probably even less of a thought. If you suffer from a disability however, these seemingly trivial issues are at the forefront of your mind. Sadly disabled access in music venues is thought very little of, and in some places completely disregarded.

A mere 42% of music venues in the United Kingdom have viewing platforms, or even just a clear area for disabled people to safely sit. Some of the venues…

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