This question gets too little attention, but it is simultaneously asked all the time, everywhere. Whenever you go to a concert with your friends, there is always a mini-debate, or perhaps a longer one, about where are you going to be. And it always seems there are that many opinions as there are participants.
The question is not that hard to perhaps some hardcore fans of a particular band for instance. They immediately want the front row, or what is popularly called the mosh pit. But, sometimes, even then the question arises.
During the debate you will probably hear diametrically opposite arguments, that are all well justified. Someone will say: ‘let’s go to the mosh pit. I want to see them up close’. Or, someone else may make an argument that the sound is better if you move a bit farther from the stage, in the centre of the mosh pit for instance. Others may want to go to the back, because there is more room, and some may even want a spot on the gallery, or the bleachers, depending where the concert is held.
These are all good arguments, so one must first carefully assess the situation in hand, or more precisely the conditions in which the concert is being held.
There are a few questions you must ask first:
Is the concert being held outside or inside?
How many people are expected to be present?
If it’s outside, is it a stadium, or some improvised stage on an empty field perhaps?
It it’s inside, where is the happening being held?
Is it a sports hall? A theatre hall? Or a genuine concert hall?
And lastly, how much money you are willing to spend on your ticket?
Lets answer the last question first – how much money are you willing to spend?
Thicket prices differ greatly depending on the place you want. For instance, mosh pit cards are generally the most expensive ones, or second maybe only to the VIP.
Than next in the cost line are probably the bleachers, and lastly the back row.
Lets delve deeper into what each of those brings you. The mosh pit or the front row will give you the chance of really seeing the band up close and really get to feel like you met your favourite band in person. It will also allow you to better see any choreography, if there is any. The bleachers will probably bring you better sound than the mosh pit. The VIP box is probably only for the big spenders that want comfort, to enjoy the concert with high style. There are usually drinks served there and such stuff. It will also distance you from the crowd, if you don’t like crowds.
And, lastly, the back row will let you feel the crowd, but not too much. You will have sufficient room to be comfortable, but also you will be a part of the crowd, if that’s something you like.
So, we see that all these arguments have an advantage of their own over the others, so there is really no correct answer to the question.
All you can do is to determine honestly what do you want to experience, and then go for that.