We were in the 205 nosebleed section, top row. From up there, the sound was indeed quieter than previos concerts we had attended. And the words were muffled. None of the fans sitting there seemed to mind, but I figure that they had nothing to compare it to. Meanwhile, we had just seen Neil in Albany where Neil showed SO much emotion with each song that we felt it was one of the best performances we have ever seen. Manchester sound seemed like Neil was in another room. it reminded us of one other time when we had seats towards the back and high up in Cleveland. At that concert though, Neil opened with Desiree, and then he did it a second time because it turned out the speakers on our side of the arena were not working. No such luck in Manchester. I can't fault the sound guys, though. I think they did the best they could with the acoustics of the building. And if we had had nothing to compare it with, we probably would have been fine.