I was lucky to be able to attend the Olympic Games’ Closing Ceremony. Before going out on live TV, it began with a timely warning to anyone who was there with someone they ought not to be.
“This ceremony is to be broadcast live to 3 billion viewers, if you are sitting next to somebody you don’t want to be caught on camera with, move now!” or words to that effect.
Needless to say for the next 10 minutes whenever anybody did get up it was always with a loud indication that they were off to buy a bottle of water, as those around them looked on smugly.
Fortunately I see that across in Canada an event is being organised for 21st September where there is no such shame: “The Divorce Party.” It seems you can even attend if you’re single or attached but want to support a friend (I wonder how many used that excuse for the Olympics' closing night?).