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I'm going to be buying tickets for a show there that go on sale at 10.00a. I was looking at the seats in the presale last night but didn't have the code to buy. We've never been there. There were a lot of seats still available at the end of the presale, and I was wondering if anyone can advise us as to whether it would be best to sit in the first couple of rows of the balcony or around the 12-15th row downstairs (which the seat guide says are directly below the front row of the balcony). I doubt there will be a lot of people standing during the concert as it's a group of bands from the 60s.

When making suggestions, please take into account the fact that I am very short, and the wall in front of the seats in the balcony looks really tall in the pictures.

TIA!

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I've attended many concerts there and always sit on the floor probably in the 12-15 row range.

My wife is 5'4 and she's never had any issues being able to see when people stand up. I think people sit down there for a majority of the shows I've been to.

Getting out of your row to go to the bathroom has seemed to be the biggest problem. The rows are really tight to get in and out of.
 

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I've attended many concerts there and always sit on the floor probably in the 12-15 row range.

My wife is 5'4 and she's never had any issues being able to see when people stand up. I think people sit down there for a majority of the shows I've been to.

Getting out of your row to go to the bathroom has seemed to be the biggest problem. The rows are really tight to get in and out of.
And I don't know about the women's but the there's a mens bathroom single under the stairs that is just brutally small and always has a line.
 
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I've attended many concerts there and always sit on the floor probably in the 12-15 row range.

My wife is 5'4 and she's never had any issues being able to see when people stand up. I think people sit down there for a majority of the shows I've been to.

Getting out of your row to go to the bathroom has seemed to be the biggest problem. The rows are really tight to get in and out of.
I'm 5'1". Believe it or not, those three inches make a lot of difference. Plus, I'm comparatively short in the torso because of my back issues, so I sit really low. :(
 

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I've gone to several shows at Hoyt Sherman. I'm 5'2", so pretty similar.

I've sat on the floor for most of them. It's got a pretty good incline, so usually I'm fine unless there's someone exorbitantly tall in front of me. However, if you're worried, you can get the first couple of rows in the balcony and be certain.
 

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There isn't a bad seat in Hoyt regardless of your size. The floor is a good incline and the balcony wall is not that tall, it certainly won't block your view of the stage.
 
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I’ve sat in both the balcony and floor multiple times and much prefer the floor. Where you are looking is great. Amazing venue though - enjoy!
 
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Been there a few times sat in the first couple rows balcony just off center and lined those seats. Also been on the floor as well, my wife is 5’3 and the balcony in the first row or two was good. It’s a great venue go early to get some beers at Lua brewery and also to walk around and check the history out of the place.
 
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It's a really small theater style venue with great seats everywhere.
 
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I've gone to several shows at Hoyt Sherman. I'm 5'2", so pretty similar.

I've sat on the floor for most of them. It's got a pretty good incline, so usually I'm fine unless there's someone exorbitantly tall in front of me. However, if you're worried, you can get the first couple of rows in the balcony and be certain.
The last time I looked last night, there were seats on the sides, on the interior aisle. I figured if I bought a pair of aisle seats, the angle would mean that I wouldn't have a head directly in front of me. :D
 

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The last time I looked last night, there were seats on the sides, on the interior aisle. I figured if I bought a pair of aisle seats, the angle would mean that I wouldn't have a head directly in front of me. :D

I did that for John Mulaney when he was here a few years back. It works - I got them in the second row, however, and it was a bit of an odd angle. If you go on the sides, I'd recommend maybe halfway back!
 

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I did that for John Mulaney when he was here a few years back. It works - I got them in the second row, however, and it was a bit of an odd angle. If you go on the sides, I'd recommend maybe halfway back!
These were around row10-12, sec B, interior aisle...it showed more of a bend in the seating chart on ticketmaster but looks like the aisle is straight here.

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It is a great venue for concerts, but I try to get the end seat of any row. I am 6-2 and there isn't a lot of leg room in between the seats.

Have a good time. Like people have said, not a bad seat in the house
 

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And I don't know about the women's but the there's a mens bathroom single under the stairs that is just brutally small and always has a line.

The bathroom situation for women is also not awesome. It's a lot less hassle to go to the upstairs one rather than wait for the tiny downstairs one over by where they sell drinks (under the stairs).
 

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It's like my 2nd home. Been to probably over 20 events there. Pretty much have paid higher prices to be among first few rows. I always make sure I get a seat on the aisle as being the middle is a pain.
 

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Drive by Truckers show?
Nope. Even cornier. :D

"Happy Together" tour. We saw them around 10 years ago at the State Fair Grandstand.

Lineup this time includes Flo & Eddie from The Turtles (natch!), The Association, The Grass Roots, The Box Tops, The Classics IV and The Cowsills.
 

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Great venue as others have said but if you're a larger than average person the seats are small. I consider myself to be pretty average sized 5' 10" and 210# and the seats seem a little small for me.
 
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Nope. Even cornier. :D

"Happy Together" tour. We saw them around 10 years ago at the State Fair Grandstand.

Lineup this time includes Flo & Eddie from The Turtles (natch!), The Association, The Grass Roots, The Box Tops, The Classics IV and The Cowsills.

Can't believe I didn't hear about this act coming earlier. As someone who grew up on music of my parents I love pretty much all these groups.
 
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