First) If you weren't there you can't really give a quality review one way or the other.
Second) If you've been to Portsmouth, like I have last night and last year too, and am at currently waiting for the tonight's show to start, then you'd know that it's general admission and you can pretty much get to the front no problem. Easy access all the time - such an awesome venue.
For Example, check out this video I took while walking down to the front about 30 minutes into the first set.
Anyways, I agree with you that the show was rad.