- Feb 2, 2009
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I have found getting there maybe about 5-10 minutes before the first band going on is about the perfect time to arrive at 1st Ave. Get a beverage and grab a spot, back by the soundboard is the best for sound.
I am also vertically challenged, so standing stage left by the rail works out really well for me as far as sight line. Standing on the rail in the upper deck is also as good as it gets, but usually have to arrive before the doors open for that real estate. I'm too old for that now. I saw lots of great shows before the turn of the century up there.
Yeah, for Manchester Orchestra I went with a good friend of mine who's a huge fan as well as a few other people. We were there at open and stood front left of the stage. Awesome place to watch from if you can get there. But yeah....I think if you got a group and were able to get second floor railing....that would be really good too. Just for running to the bar or the bathroom without having to push through big crowds would be a major positive. As my concert going has picked up a ton in the past year, I'm sure I'll figure these sorts of things out. Deftones at The Armory next. Don't need to be right up next to the stage. Failure at the Turf Club in July. That place looks tiny based on the pictures. Definitely planning to be in line early there.