I get to the Big House once a year if I'm lucky, and I was there yesterday. We had three tickets in section 24, up under the rafters of the press box, and one ticket in section 23, 20 rows up from the field. The difference in fan behavior was amazing. Down in section 23, we stood for every play, screamed, yelled, acted like real fans. But when my husband and I switched places (we both wanted the section 23 ticket) and I had to go to the other seat, it was like a morgue. Polite clapping. No standing except for the national anthem.
What the hell? No wonder this stadium is so quiet. I thought the small Penn State section was louder than the rest of us put together. I think the stadium is too big, and how many fans willing to stand and yell the whole game are there? Maybe 70,000? The rest (the people in section 24 were older) just sit there and get pissed if you make some noise.
I expect a raucus day at the Big House. I expect to lose my voice. I now know where to sit, and where not to sit.