I think I voted that I don't like it just because I felt it does take away from that right in front general admission feeling. Years ago the Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland, ME was my favorite venue for concert going, because all shows were general admission and being right there at the stage was great, but times do change and it's not like that there any more either. And honestly, I'm quite a bit older now, and when it comes to the Boogie I tend to spend most of my time on top of the hill chilling. But I relate to those who want to be right in front having their good time, so my vote was really to support those people. I remember the umbrellas, canopies, and screen houses, etc., and when it was first announced to do away with that I didn't like it. But the tent is awesome, and although you no longer have your own little marked territory like before, I don't think I'd want to see it go back to that either. "Up the hill" is great now, much more organized with plenty of room to walk around check thing out with out tripping all over everybody's stuff, and tie down lines etc. Maybe the people "down the hill" could find some way to compromise and be able to co-exist peacefully. I know we see the same groups of people every year where we are, I'm assuming it's the same down there, this being said although growing every year, we are really just one big "Boogie Family", aren't we? What about taking turns, alternating, one year seating in the middle, dancing to the sides, the next year dancing in the middle, seating off to the two sides. Like you said, At first folks will be upset but then they'll come to understand. Also I would never question where the money goes, (as in another post), The Benton family are good hearted people supporting good causes.