Cats Cradle Seating
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Thu Jun 22 11:08:43 EDT 2006
> The Cradle schedule generally specifies if a show is seated or not:
> For instance, scroll down to Rob Bell on July 20th. By comparison, the
> line for Iris DeMent doesn't say "seated show" so I'd guess that's a "no."
> Seats are nice, except for (from the venue's perspective) two things:
> the hassle to set them up & take them down, and the reduction in rated
> capacity (having a couple of hundred non-attached seats in a venue makes
> the fire marshal pretty nervous, and for good reason--I always seem to
> get entangled in those lightweight folding chairs they use even when
> there's *not* a panicky evacuation going on).
> Dunno from your question whether you've ever been to the Cradle, but
> there are bench seats along the side walls, and some additional bench
> seating at the backs of some low risers in the rear of the room.
> However, due to the nature of the venue & the crowds, you usually wind
> up having to sit on the 6" wide ledge at the top of the seatback, with
> your feet on the seat, if you want to be able to see the stage, and
> that's usually about as uncomfortable as standing, albeit to different
> parts of the anatomy.
> But maybe your butt is really skinny. The main problem is actually that
> the 6" ledge is right up against the wall, so in order to keep your ass
> on the thing, you have to sit up super-straight with the wall at your
> back, and having good posture for that long really wears me out. ;-)
Skinny asses = painful sitting on planks.
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