I used to always stand in the very front - part of that is the excitement of being young and going to your first shows, the other part being the fact of getting there quite early and having nowhere better to go (since I was under 21).
I’ve generally moved toward the middle area at this point - mostly based on searching for the best sound quality. The front of the room generally loses the vocals as they are only focused toward the singer and extending from speakers above/to the side of the stage. Standing in the middle allows for great listening as long as the crowd around you isn’t bothersome or the music isn’t too loud in the first place (or am I just getting old?).
Speaking of bothersome crowd - someone needs to write a post about the logics of dealing with certain types of annoying show goers who inevitably end up standing right next to you. There’s the “over dancer,” “obnoxious heckler,” “chatty cathy,” and the infamous “squeeze in front of you person” at minimum. Maybe I’m the annoying “takes it too seriously” guy.
Also - I do call shows “concerts” :P Maybe this is a regional thing?
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‘Simple And Sure’ by The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart
It might seem simple, but I’m sure!
‘April’s Song’ by Real Estate
perfect instrumental for riding the bus and walking the streets of Chicago