How early should I show up to a General Admission (GA) event?
You should show up as early as you can because general admission (GA) events have no reserved seating (no seats with individual numbers) so that you could get into the front rows of the venue, assuming it is a concert. Some GA events or GA sections don’t even have seats so prepare to stand for some time at your sweet spot until the event begins.
For events with random unreserved seating, entering early to the venue allows you to grab the best seats around.
In summary, early birds do catch the best seats/spots.