To The Asshole Who Sat Behind Me At the Springsteen Show in Kansas City
1. Yes, I know tickets are expensive. Especially to arena shows. But you know what the great thing is about these arena shows in this marvelous Internet age of ours? When you buy your ticket -- unless, of course, you got it from a scalper -- you can look at a little diagram of the arena that shows you where your seats are! Did you notice that section 222, where your seats are, is in the outermost of the three tiers, farthest from the little box marked "Stage"? That should be a sign to you that your seats are up high.
Photo by Mark Gilliland. Full slideshow: Bruce Springsteen at the Scottrade Center, 10/25/09
Now, you look old enough to have been to an arena before. So perhaps you have noticed that the top tier of arena seats tend to be rather steep, an architectural necessity so that everyone can see what's happening on the the floor.
And still, knowing these things, you still decided you would rather not pay the extra $25 for a seat in one of the lower sections. And instead of refusing to acknowledge your own cheapness and lack of foresight, you instead spend the last half-hour before the show begins complaining about your lousy seats loudly enough so everyone else in section 222 can hear you while gesticulating angrily.
Which leads us to point 2.