I’m trying to get in the habit of buying the ticket, and then calling the venue up about accessible seating. The last concert I went to (standing room only for the whole venue), I noticed someone else and his friends in chairs at the front of the balcony, clearly placed there as impromptu accessible seating. I realized that if I had just asked, I probably could have gotten something similar! Instead, I had to spend time sitting against the wall up on the balcony, peeking through legs to see the bands!
I actually made friends with a parent who came with her kids who didn’t want to stand in the crowd and sat next to me to chat between songs