I was located in the VIP section, section 112, which was stage left and just off the floor. Those stacks of speakers up in the claw had a good (and fairly close) view of me!
As for what I mean by loud, I can tell you that objectively I measured the loudness with a meter on my iPhone. It averaged about 98 dB but I noted some peaks that seemed to be 10 dB above this, either this or that the volume crept up as the band played on - the Lenny Kravitz band in particular.
However more important to me is the subjective quality of the loudness. First, the volume seemed rather compressed, righ