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How would you compare floor seating to balcony seating?

Discussion in 'Shows & Entertainment' started by sco5123, Jan 16, 2015.

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  1. sco5123

    sco5123 VIP Whale

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    I usually get balcony seats because they are cheaper. But the three times I sat in floor seating in large production shows I had already previously watched (Lion King, Phantom of the Opera and Jersey Boys), I enjoyed the whole experience of the show a lot less. My eye level was right at the stage or below the stage, and I did not get the full immersion of the stage and the production. For Lion King, I definitely miss out sitting in the floor seating because of the opening that utilizes the entire room basically. You miss that sitting on the floor. Or I am near the orchestra and I get distracted by them. What are your experiences?
     
  2. marham

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    I prefer balcony seats, I would far rather look down at a show than look up, and getting a kink in my neck.
     
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    I guess it depends on the show. A concert, balcony is fine to me. But a show like O, for example, you cannot see everything from the higher up seats. orchestra level is the way to go
     
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    I have been spoiled with great tickets , if i not in the first 5 rows on the floor i prefer not to attend a show/concert
     
  5. mdee

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    I've been in the Balcony for some shows and I felt a little disconnected.
    I've seen other shows and felt like I was way too close. I think the perfect
    balance is lower level mid-way or towards the back. It depends on the venue.
     
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    depends on the layout of the auditorium.

    if they have a true balcony, I almost always prefer front/center balcony over anything on the floor. like you said, better view of the whole show.

    but a lot of layouts in smaller auditoriums aren't true balcony.

    e.g. all the Cirque shows I've been to in Vegas, etc.

    the second level is just behind the first level and not really above.

    then I want floor right up front.
     
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