I only recently found out that 2nd rite is not chronological >.> I always thought it had something to do with the liturgical year and how far along we were.
I really like 2nd rite, it's a nice way to mediate on the greater meaning of confession before the act itself, and I also like seeing a lot of priests in one place. We didn't have many parishioners last night, but it was still nice to have something in the cathedral. They also play elevator-style music of the Kyrie through the speakers, which is kind of hilarious.
This will probably be one of the last times I receive the sacrament of confession in this parish, which makes this one a little sad.