When we were at the barrier, we were to the side, on Matt's side of the stage, and we had no problems at all. The crowds at both shows were great -- everyone just seemed to be there to enjoy the music. One big Muse appreciation party. So I have no qualms whatsoever about being on the floor. In fact, when we had seats, we were watching the people in the pit having a blast...like we were looking down on, but not part of, the party. No eyeball balloons for us.
Just picked up more Muse tickets yesterday!
Got GA and now I'm broke, but I'm so excited. I just hope there are no punks or jerks at the barrier. Since the people in the front are those who are hardcore enough to have queued up outside for hours before the show, they're typically the ones who are more interested in actually seeing Muse than acting like a moron. Just watch for crowdsurfers coming up from behind you.
For the fall gig I have to travel 12 hours by car. My April shows were a 5-hour drive and a 2-hour drive. I'm still hoping for a forthcoming gig that's closer to me in the fall, but if nothing else is announced, the next closest is about the same (12 hours away).
Speaking of crowdsurfers, I wonder how many of you have seen this. About halfway through the song a surfer was dropped on his head, and Matt lost his focus for a moment. Never fails to make me laugh. (The words on the screen don't go away, but it's still the best quality vid I've seen of this.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXuolJCzK4Q