We arrived at the Poly and took the loooooooong walk in the 100 degree heat to the venue (well it felt long in the heat! )
We arrived 45 minutes early like was recommended. Personally I DO NOT think this is necessary. Seating is “first come, first serve” BUT it’s really who’s first in line, and they don’t have you line up until you’ve been waiting around awhile.
They do provide ice water but there are flaming torches all around you . . . and yes, they let off lots of HEAT! :dry:
Once it gets close to show time, I would suggest you get as close to the entrance as possible. They seat you as you arrive. You have a section, but how close you are depends on when you arrive.
We were 3 tables back - the view was great and the fans were cooling (YES!) the chairs swiveled so you could eat, turn to watch the show, eat, etc.