I have found a concert at Birmingham Symphony Hall that I would quite like to attend. Being a poor student, I am obviously going for the cheapest seats, which come in two places. First, most obviously, I could sit at the very top of the very back, which is where I expected to be. Second, however, I have found that I can get seats equally cheaply by sitting on seats that the hall appears to have behind the stage (and behind the performers). Undoubtedly this is closer to the action, which is always exciting, but I can see that it might distort the sound towards the brass. Since I am a poor student, I can't really afford to worry about what I can see, but I was wondering, to anyone who has been to the Birmingham Symphony Hall, if you sit at the top at the back do you still get a decent sound, and if you sit behind the orchestra does it sound better for being closer or worse for being positioned wrong?