i agree little bear. being that close all the time isn't necessary, also, most of the time, the sound sucks up there. you get a different type of show up on the rail or first few "rows", especially if you are truly in the phil zone (the ground is rumbling and you're heart skips the occasional beat)...my favorite is about 15-20 rows back, phil side.
although being up close for a long time (always phil zone for me) really helped me learn to play a lot of GD bass. i was able to watch what he was doing so clearly, take those "lessons" back to the hotel or home wherever it is and make it happen.
on that note, where's my western new yorkers at??? tonight's gonna be a great one. come on by
only about 10-15 mins off exit 49 from thruway