The following post is written by pediatrician Dr. Alan Greene for Parents.com
Your baby will let you know whether this is a welcome experience for her or not. Some babies are transfixed with joy and others cry early and long.
Sitting a little farther back will increase the chances that she will like it and it will decrease the noise to protect her ears. All of our ears are vulnerable to loud noises, especially sustained loud noises (but she is not at any more risk than you are in that regard).