Finding the right place to stand/sit at a concert is a challenge. If it’s a seated venue, we’re often happy with whatever we can get, but there are still situations where you can choose where you sit. When it comes to general admission situations–the floors at an arena or stadium or at a club–we have much more latitude.
Some people prefer to be as close to the front as possible. Others like to hang back where the volume (and the crowd) isn’t quite so punishing.
Me? I like to hang by the soundboard. After all, everyone is getting the mix created by the guy standing there. It theoretically makes sense that’s where the best sound will be. Plus it’s easier to duck out to the bathroom.
Then there’s the matter of festivals. Where’s the best place to spend the day?
What’s your favourite vantage point at a show? And why?