Ian camps out so he can see Carols at King’s on Christmas Eve
PUBLISHED: 19:14 23 December 2016
Iliffe Media Ltd
A 67 year-old man will spend three days and three nights sleeping on the streets to secure a seat for Carols at King’s – the annual Christmas Eve service at King’s College Chapel.
Musician Ian De Massini, who lives in Cambridge, has attended the service for 41 years. He was also a chorister at King’s when he was teenager.
“It’s a beautiful service – I just love the simplicity of the service. It sets me up for the new year,” he said on Friday.
Ian, equipped with a sleeping bag as tents are not allowed, started queuing on Wednesday.
He was joined by some friends on Friday to form a nine-strong group at the front of the queue.
The group even booked a table at The Chop House opposite Kings six months in advance to ensure that could have dinner while watching over their places in the queue.