Has anyone attended EVO as a spectator

I still got until the 8th to register. I’m already dead set on attending EVO this year now that I have gotten PTO approved for that weekend and my airfare paid off. Just wondering if I want to compete this year since I’m still a scrub at the game I mostly “play” and although I somewhat enjoyed playing it at Combo Breaker I’m still in the fence with Samurai Shodown (especially with the 8 frames of lag). Though, I do want to make the most out of it since I’m probably going to focus on attending mainly Combo Breaker.