I know I mentioned before on here that at this show I am going to try and have Paul sign my tattoo. I've gone to the craft store to buy poster board and markers, but I'm worrying about visability.
Paul is pretty good at spotting them. How big are your signs and how often do you plan to hold them up? Be mindful that you don't annoy the people behind you, who won't be able to see anything whenever you hold the signs up.
I was on the floor, but around row 20-25 in St. Louis and had a sign I held up between songs the whole show. I was lucky, though, and had an aisle seat next to the off-the-floor seats, so I would step out of the row and hold up the sign between shows, careful to not block anyone behind me. It said, "Drove 24 hours to hug a sweaty Paul," because I had, and I wanted to. Paul saw the sign a few times and finally read it out loud. That was pretty cool.
I don't think I have asile seats. They are F1 seats 11 and 12 but I'm definately going to stick to holding them up only between songs (and NOT between every song) because at least that way the people behind me won't miss too much when I do it. I figure, worse comes to worse, if they are really mean about the few times I hold them up (probably no more than 5-8 times throughout the whole two hour show) I'll offer to buy them a drink or a t shirt or something for being cooperative.
Most folks in section F1 paid $700+ to see Paul. They will not be happy to have their view blocked by your sign "just 5-8 times". How would you feel? Just sayin...
I paid just as much though, so I do have a right to hold the sign. And it is only going to be between songs. However, I do realize that, just as I have the right to hold the sign, they have the right to ask me to stop. I'm certainly not going to be rude about it. I'm going to speak to the people behind me first, tell them what I'm doing, and explain that I will only hold it up a few times. I'll also tell them that, if I'm blocking anything they really need to see between songs, they can let me know, and I'll put it down for them. At every Paul concert I've been to, I've had VIP seats and seen people holding signs, and I've never seen anyone get asked to take it down or get in trouble. I think as long as you respect what other people say, things will be fine. Besides, Last time I paid $600 and the person in front of me (who was a professional journalist and should have used a bit more tact) was standing on his chair taking photos in front of me the whole time.I was fine with it for most of the show, because he only did it during certain songs. It was only twords the very end, when he decided to stand on the chair for EVERY song, and ignored demands from security that he get off the chiar (for safety reasons) that I started to get annoyed. Even still though, the guy appoligized and sent us some really great pics he took of Paul, so its all a matter of just being nice to people. I know some people aren't going to be happy, but meeting Paul is one of my biggest dreams, and I'm not going to give it up just because a few people might be miffed. I'm just going to walk the line between doing this and respecting other people who also paid to see the show.