But we just CAN'T
All spend our lives in front of a screen like our dopey youngsters do! It's not real life and it's not living. To live you have to get out there and feel it rushing through your body. Surely as motorcyclists we all know that. I can't ride my bike in my living room. TV is just a handy back-up to actually being there.
Very correct about the tannoy too, it's often too loud believe it or not and if you are close to the speaker it totally invades your other senses and enjoyment. The sound quality is terrible!
I research the best place to view the racing and occasionally move around a bit between events. Use the TV screens, where provided, to see the unseen and embrace the fact that excitement and rumour around the circuit about what has happened elsewhere causes a buzz and excitement. That's what it's all about surely, the REAL LIFE Atmosphere.
Don't get me wrong, as I said before, I do watch on TV when circumstances conspire to stop my attendance but I'm sorry, getting delivered an, albeit cheap, tea and sarny by my lovely wife, while avoiding interruption by the dog farting and Grandma (who's come round for Sunday lunch)snoring, and the grown-up (but still sitting picking their nose while on facebook) children, just doesn't make up for actually being there and feeling it!
And the wife loves it too, so she'd rather be passing me some food and a flask of tea from our picnic hamper at the side of the circuit while shrieking at the sight of Josh Brookes trying to rocket past Shaky Byrne, just as Ryuichi Kiyonari breaks down, or crashes...or both! It's brilliant!