some time ago, there was an event in our cc and i was surprised how the official photographer positioned himself.
he was standing on a chair facing the center stage, completely blocking the everyone's view. i was not taking pictures at the event, but was pretty peeved as i was watching his back instead of the performance on stage.
i see some photographers also go to center aisle, but did not follow him standing on a chair. while others opt to shoot from the sides.
what's the deal with this? is this appropriate behavior just because one is the "official" photographer?