nosebleed seats

nosebleed seat

A seat very high up in a stadium or theater, as for a sporting event, musical performance, play, etc., which typically costs less money but has a restricted view. "Nosebleed" refers jocularly to the effects of extremely high altitudes on the body, which can often cause nasal hemorrhaging, among other symptoms. I wish you wouldn't be so stingy when you're buying tickets. I'm sick of watching football games in the nosebleed seats! I waited too long to get tickets to the concert, so all that was left was a nosebleed seat way in the back.
See also: nosebleed, seat

nosebleed seats

n. seats high up in an arena, theater, or opera house. We could only afford the nosebleed seats for the opera.
See also: nosebleed, seat
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I'd think: If you're going to a ballgame and you're going to sit in the nosebleed seats and climb all those steps, I don't want to do that," she says.
Before he was on set with Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman or developing landmark TV shows like The Odd Couple and Happy Days, Garry Marshall was just a kid sitting in the nosebleed seats falling in love with the theatre.
So what's up with the $720 front-row seats, $400 first-tier seats and $100 nosebleed seats for the July 31 Carlos Santana/Rod Stewart gig at Matthew Knight Arena?
For the second encore, Pearl Jam played a cover of Wayne Cochran's "Last Kiss'' to those in the nosebleed seats behind the stage.
Texans have become accustomed to occupying the nosebleed seats at the Democratic National Convention, extras in a production that favors states that are solidly blue or liable to swing that way.
Sitting in nosebleed seats as a boy, he was dazzled by Patti LuPone vamping through the opening number I Get a Kick Out of You in Anything Goes for Lincoln Centre Theatre; he then promptly fell asleep.
Johnston summarises: "Dolly's voice has to be pristine from the front row to the nosebleed seats.
Even playing at the Staples Center is insane because I saw the Justified/Stripped tour at Staples when I was fourteen or fifteen and I had nosebleed seats.
He remembers being a teenager in New York, sitting in the nosebleed seats and thrilling to Hall & Oates performing "Maneater" live.
The giant pounds 28million in-stadium HDTV screen, essential viewing for a large part of the crowd in the nosebleed seats on the eighth level, is 60 yards long and 72 f e e t t a l l , dwarfing the b a s k e t b a l l court below.
Nosebleed seats might not be good at the big game, but they are very good for big-game hunting.
The percentage of tickets for sale in the stadium's lower deck decreased from over half to only one-third, while the percentage of nosebleed seats more than doubled, albeit from a small base.
com, prices for Tuesday's or Thursday's Lakers home games have listed from $400 for nosebleed seats at the top of the arena to $29,000 courtside, with a great midcourt seat commanding $7,000.
Music, laughter and cheers fill the Palace of Auburn Hills right up to the nosebleed seats and the Detroit Pistons' championship banners.
Most interestingly, 30 independent bloggers scored coveted press credentials and reported from "Bloggers Row" high in the convention's nosebleed seats.