I’ve been critical of the ushers at the BJC before for bring much too strict and trying to exercise way too much control of where people sit in a 9/10thz empty BJC.
But credit is due to them this year. Not only are they not as controlling of the “crowds,” they’re actively encouraging people to move to better, largely empty seats. I don’t know if this is just to make the BJC look better on TV, or if it’s just common sense, but it’s a welcome change.
Kudos for friendly ushers who make guests feel welcome.
EDIT: Argh, iPhone auto-correct. They’re not abstinent encouraging. They’re actively encouraging.