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Old 12-18-08, 03:39 PM
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Concert seating suggestions..

I am getting ready to order some expensive tickets for a concert (gift for my Father) and I need a little advice. I know it's weird that I come here for suggestions but anytime I need help I can get it here.

I have never really been to a show. There are two sets of seats I can choose from below. Both are the same price. Anybody who has been to a concert, which do you think would be better? I know that Number 2 is floor seats, but they are so far back. Number One seems a little closer I think? If it helps, the show is Motley Crue.



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Shane
Old 12-18-08, 03:40 PM
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Tough call, but I think I would go with #2.
Old 12-18-08, 03:46 PM
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I'd go #1, just because you are likely to be elevated a little. But I'm old. Is your Dad tall? I imagine people will stand at this show, so if he's not short, #2 would be the place to go.
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#1.
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Originally Posted by starman9000 View Post
I'd go #1, just because you are likely to be elevated a little. But I'm old.
I say #1 for the same reason. And I'm old, too.

But I've been to a million concerts in my younger days, and those side/mezzanine seats sometimes offer better sight lines than being further back on the main floor.

Plus those big arenas usually have crappy sound, and it's not like the acoustics are great to begin with, so you're probably not going to be sacrificing that much in the way of clarity.

It's a cool gift, and clearly you're giving it a lot of thought. I'm sure Dad will be happy with either. If my daughter bought me concert tickets to a band I liked, I'd be happy no matter where the seats were.

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Gotta vote #2. Floor is better than regular seats for these smaller stadium shows.
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#1 ... The floor is only for the young ...
Old 12-18-08, 04:00 PM
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I'd go for #1 considering its your dad. If it was me (or if the Floor was GA) I'd go #2.
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#1.

Sight lines should be better as the seats, as mentioned, will probably be elevated. I'm 6'7, so if you're dad were seated behind me on the floor, he'd be screwed, especially when we stand with lighters aloft during "Home Sweet Home."
Old 12-18-08, 04:25 PM
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If your dad likes standing on the back of a chair and getting elbowed in the crotch, by all means go with option #2.
Old 12-18-08, 05:20 PM
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If it's Motley Crue I'd go for the rear lobby seats
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Row 4 (D) in section 106 is way better than Row 29 (H + U) on the floor.

Go with #1
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#1 for sure.

He'll want to see Vince's gut in all it's glory.
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Is your dad single ?? There's bound to be alot of 45 year olds flashing their boobs on the main floor, just don't step on them.
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I vote 1
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Originally Posted by greg9x View Post
Is your dad single ?? There's bound to be alot of 45 year olds flashing their boobs on the main floor, just don't step on them.
Old 12-18-08, 11:49 PM
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#1, Floor seats in the back suck.
Old 12-19-08, 12:31 AM
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Should have included a poll. I vote #1 as well. Closer to the stage and elevated.
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It really depends on the concert I feel. I've been to hundereds of concerts in the last some years and it does greatly depend on who you're going to see. By default i'm going to go with number 2, its easier to look straight forward that crane your neck for the duration of the concert.
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For me #1 by a long shot. Couple of rows elevated and closer. Floor seats are, IMHO, only good 10 rows or closer since.

I am assuming this is an arena and not a theater (which would be slightly elevated as it goes further back). This means they would be at the same level most, if not all, of the way back.
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I was thinking 2 because I wasn't sure about the sight lines lines at 1.

Reading over the other posts in this thread, I change my vote to #1 as well.
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This is easy, #1.
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you know you're old when people are buying motley crue tickets for their parents
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Originally Posted by al_bundy View Post
you know you're old when people are buying motley crue tickets for their parents

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