At almost all of the shows on the Make a Difference Tour, there will be a general admission pit area, and a VIP area. This will help you decide whether to buy the Gold Circle VIP Package (first three rows, reserved seating, $89-$115) or the GA Pit A or Pit B tickets (general admission, standing room only next to the stage, $44.50-$49.50). In the picture below, the long strip in front of the stage with the #1 on it is the first three rows of reserved seats. This is the VIP section. The pits are labeled.
VIP Pro:Your seats are reserved, so there's no worrying about where you'll be once you've bought them. You can get up and walk around, and your seats are still yours. You will be right at the stage when the bands are out on the T part of the stage! And you get all these fantastic extras! The Q&A experience with the artists makes it well-worth the price!Special Gold Circle VIP Package:
- Gold Circle Seating (first three rows)
- Pre-Show Q&A with Michael W. Smith, TobyMac, and Third Day, hosted by Max Lucado (light refreshments provided)
- A limited edition tour poster (If you are a Wired member, you can have Third Day sign it at the Meet & Greet!)
- Commemorative Credential with lanyard
- A copy of Max Lucado's new book, "Outlive Your Life"
VIP Con:They cost more. They are more nerve-wracking to buy, because they are limited. It's very hard to get more than 2-4 seats together. And because of the shape of the stage, you will be farther away than the first three rows during the parts of the show that take place on the main part of the stage.
GA Pit Pro: More affordable. Easier to buy, because you are going for a general area and not a certain seat. Easier to get a group of people to sit together. (Just make sure to tell your group to purchase tickets for either PIt A or Pit B, so you can be in the same pit.) You are right up against the stage, as close to the action as you can get! For some of the show, you will be watching the show from behind the band members (when they are out on the T.) Quite a unique experience! If you are up at the catwalk part, you will literally be surrounded by the stage. Another unique experience. You can take excellent photos that close! You can dance without worrying if the people behind you are upset because they are sitting down and can't see past you.
GA Pit Con: In order to get a good place in the pit, you will have to show up at the doors early to stand in line. You will have to stand during the whole concert. There are no chairs. If you have to go to the bathroom, your friends will have to spread out and save your spot. You will be watching the backs of the artists when they are out on the T part of the stage. Unique experience, yes, but it might get old. You might get bumped around a bit if the pit is crowded. I don't think the venues will allow crowd surfing, but I will warn you that TobyMac's crowd can get a little excited. Just get excited along with them! If you're worried about getting bumped around, stick to the outsides of the crowd where it's safer.
If you want to be as close as possible, your choice is a matter of taste, comfort, and affordability.