“Mis-sold and very disappointing. Avoid with haste.”
I wanted to choose something really special on our last evening in Vienna and on paper this sounded the works! There were 6 of us and we paid 39 Euro's for the "cheapest" seats but were absolutely reassured by the sales girl that these seats were, in fact, often complemented on their superb position and accoustics - what a con!
We ended up at the back of an elongagted room some 50 meters from the stage sitting on canteen-style unfixed chairs. it was truly awful and we could hardly hear a thing other than the rustling of other chairs being pushed around the floor due to the dicomfort of everyone.
Employees of the venue were constantly walking up and down the outer eisles and their shoe heels were distracting and louder than the concert.
I wondered if the sound was any better towards the front so took my moment to wander forward down the eisle. I was quickly approached and directed back to my seat but I did manage to get to around the centre of the mid-priced (54 Euro's) block - the sound was just as rubbish.
I firmly believe that the ONLY seats worth having from an accoustic and aesthetic point of view would be the 79 Euro or the VIP (95 Euro) block - but for that price, the actual quality of the concert just isn't worth it! They don't play the "classics" (apart from the Blue Danube at the end and a 5-minute hand-clapping session in the encore) so take my advice and spend your money on a proper concert in a proper venue.
To rub salt in the wound, we had parked our car in the official car park outside only to find there was an additional 20 Euro's to pay on exit.
Friends, ladies, gentlemen, colleagues, associates: AVOID WITH HASTE!
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