You were really
in the front row, weren't you?
- yeah I was, just as in most of the cases before.
I always try to be there, appearing at the venues some three hours before the gig actually starts off, and usually it PAYS OFF.
Have to say that I have little chance of being able to see ANYTHING otherwise, being 1:58 meters in height and always getting some member of the Dutch Basketball- National Team standing in front of me.
(average height of those guys, 2:15 meters
Quite a few of my Prog Rock-friends are 'hobbits' as well, so they fully agree with me and usually show up very early just the same.
I take a different course of action when I know a truly BIG venue will be sold-out though - usually in such a case me and my friends head for the first row of the balcony in such cases, as I will do at the upcoming shows of Riverside
and Porcupine Tree
. *No Chance* of staying in the front row for over five hours at their concerts and being able to feel comfortable all along that period - especially not if you're getting robbed of the drinks you took along beforehand just trying to enable you to survive all that time, as it's impossible to head for the bar during the concert in those cases.
- I have some experience by now.