Don't sit in the very first row of pews at Holy Day masses, at least not the evening one.
I have nothing against incense. In fact, I like it, but when you're in the first (or second, for that matter) pew, you get enveloped in it. Then when you try to sing, you get a faceful of smoke, and you end up coughing instead.
I'll have to remember that there's a good reason to stick with our usual seats, five or six rows back.