The point of this blog post isn’t so much about those seats in Glasgow as it is about our insanity or drive or both to get the best seats possible. Is it normal for us to want to have the best seats? I like to think so. Do other fans try for better seats? Again, I have seen others attempt to improve their seats. Here’s the thing. Rhonda and I have both been to many shows. We are well into double digits of shows. Yet, we have yet to get front row seats. We have gotten to see them play in their hometown but have never had front row. We were close as I mentioned in Glasgow and we were close to the dreaded Voodoo Festival in 2006. Interestingly enough, we see many, many, many friends of ours now only have front row but front row MANY times. Obviously, we are happy for all of them. We, too, want to experience this, though. That isn’t asking too much, is it? Of course, I’m probably opening ourselves up to much ridicule here as I can imagine our readers who never get a show thinking how lucky we are to be able to go to so many shows. I get that. I know that we are lucky. We also sacrifice for our shows. Make no mistake there–we go to shows instead of doing other things or buying other things. We have made the shows a priority in our lives.
I guess my point is that I don’t think our desire for front row or close to it is rare. I think that most fans would understand and have probably had the same hope. Based on our experiences compared to others, I wonder what the heck we are doing wrong or what are our friends doing right? How come they have gotten front row and we still can’t? I feel like I’m missing some information or that information has been kept from us. One answer that I’m sure will be coming is the chance for front row goes up with general admission. Okay. That might be true. There are many other reasons that I HATE GA but…I can buy that explanation. Even so, I still don’t feel like I know the secret to that. How early do you get in line for front row? Do you have to have VIP early access for that? Maybe, getting up front has to do with people you know. I don’t know. If that’s the case, clearly, we don’t know the right people.
Rhonda and I are not going to give up on this dream. We are driven to have the best tour we can have. While we both realize that our spot at the show isn’t the only element leading to our enjoyment, we both know the benefits of having good seats. So, I’m openly asking…what suggestions can you all give for us to get those front row seats?