I tried a few weeks ago, first time in! (That probably didn't help.)
Just a tip for when you'll eventually succeed - don't pick a seat at the right hand side of the front row (when looking at the stage). Lots of acoustic spill from the drum kit there, at times making the vocals a little hard to hear. If I remember correctly, the drums are screened off towards the rest of the band in the pit but not towards the pit wall.
Great drummer (and band) though!