Although I've lived in town nearly 35 years, my Wife and I just started attending the Seal Beach Summer Conert Series last year. We enjoyed the warm evenings sitting with friends, taking in the sounds of summer and being treated to a spectacular sunset every Wednesday. As happens with most well kept secrets, eventually word leaks out and crowds rush in.
The second band to play in the 2010 Seal Beach Summer Concert Series was Hollywood U2 who promised to be a big hit. That information must have circulated because when I drove by at 7:45 am that morning, nearly 60% of the available grass area was covered in chairs. It was exactly at that moment that I noticed that our small Seal Beach Summer Concert Series may be out growing it's location.
Just a week or so ago the local newspaper put the question out to the public about saving spots so early in the morning. Of the four people polled, the sentiment appeared to be split 50/50 about how early is appropriate to save seating. The picture below was taken Wednesday August 11 at noon showing only minimal seating available with six hours to go before the concert is to begin. Whether people have become more proactive about getting "the best seats" or if the Seal Beach Summer Concert Series is out growing it's venue has yet to be determined.