BMO Harris Pavilion getting mixed reaction on seating arrangement
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Steve Chamraz reportsPhoto: Video by tmj4.com
MILWAUKEE- The BMO Harris Pavilion looks great and sound amazing, but the reserved-seating arrangement drew mixed reaction Thursday night, according to TODAY'S TMJ4's Steve Chamraz.
The 2,500-seat area in front of the stage called the "blue circle" is free and open to everyone until 7 p.m. But after 7:30, audience members need passes to sit there.
That's quite a change for fans who wait for hours to get front row seats to see that night's headliners.
"If you get here first, you should be able to sit in the front row," said one music fan.
"It gives you this air of better and worse and I'd really like that to be down so we can rush the stage," said another fan.
The passes were available free at the Summerfest box office but required a $3 service fee through Ticketmaster.
But to fans that got those tickets, they didn't have any complaints. "I was expecting us to be elbowing each other and fighting for a spot...but I'm fine with it," said a fan that had a ticket in the blue circle.