What follows in an abridged version of a conversation I had yesterday with a relative of mine. Said relative also happens to be a Wings fan. They don't follow the team at all, but they still claim them as their own because they grew up in Detroit. Fair enough.
For ease of typing they will be R and I will be G.
R: I tried to get tickets to those home games against the Wings and they were so expensive! You must be doing really well if you can afford those seats!
G: What are you talking about? Did you look upstairs?
R: In the nosebleeds?!
G: Yeah! They have tickets for 20 bucks up at the top and the view is great! You can see everything. I sit up there all the time.
R: But, those are the nosebleeds. The cheap seats! Why would anyone want to sit UP THERE?
For a little additional background, this particular relative is a keeping up with the Jones' type. Everything has to give off the appearance of money, regardless of whether or not they actually have that kind of income. For them, sitting upstairs is a sign of financial weakness. Could you imagine telling your friends you sat up there? Gah! Embarrassing!
For me, having a seat is the biggest thing. I'd prefer upstairs because it fits in to my budget. If I could afford to sit anywhere, I don't think I'd care. I just want to see the game. I'll take a seat where I can get it.
Where do you sit on the seat issue? Are you one of the upper bowl is better than lower bowl, folks? Is the lower bowl better? It does have fancier food. Or are seats, regardless of where they are, the most important thing for you when it comes to a game you really want to see live?