The VIP package for the Port Chester, NY show was priced differently and arranged last minute due to BOSE providing equipment for the private showing (or something like that). However, VIP attendees DID get to go into the venue first (while the general admission folks were pressing their faces on the door glass
It didn't take long for the security fence at the stage to get lined up with the VIP group. Some still hung around in Garcia's and probably lost out on a good concert spot. I STILL have red marks from leaning up against that fence for the entire concert, myself!
There was plenty of room in the near front row area for the general admission folks to get a great vantage point. I'd say those who stopped to get merchandise or booze before entering the theater lost out on some prime space.