Seating blues at Coliseum

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 07 April, 1993, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 07 April, 1993, 12:00am

THE Coliseum displays little concern for its audiences. At the Academy for Performing Arts (APA) where I bought tickets for Elton John, I was told it was not possible to view the seating arrangements.

I bought four seats for $380 each in section B55, row 27 seats 83, 95, 96 and 97. I could not see the screen because of the positioning of spotlights (not used throughout the evening), right in front of it. Had these lights been lifted a few feet higher we could have enjoyed the show.

The artist was also too far away. I was lucky to see Elton John's elbows from time to time.

Previously I have also paid top prices to sit behind Janet Jackson. On that occasion we had 12 seats but because we had several children with us, we could not join the scramble for the empty seats once the show began.