It's been insane in my A&P class, and class is just getting started. I was sitting in the middle of the room, but opted to move myself up to the front. Too many students texting under the desks, talking, snickering, fiddling with their bags, etc. - the front of the classroom is the best place to be! You can't very well get too distracted up there by the others who care less about the course than you. I've recently had enough of my own person distractions (a toothache from a horrible molar!) and I'm too busy eliminating my personal ones, to try to eliminate others around me. My tooth is getting extracted this afternoon! Usually, I'm a procrastinator on these kind of (scary) things, but it's affecting my ability to focus 100% in lecture, so I'm getting it taken care of!
All in all, the very front of the class is the place to be.