Definitely go watch.
Magistrates differ in how they handle cases. Over in the next county the magistrate makes evicting LLs present their whole case EVEN WHEN THE EVICTEE IS A NO SHOW.
When I appear I pull out a thick folder stuffed with papers making it look like I'm loaded for bear and prepared for anything.
Also, make sure your cell phone is off, here in this county the sheriff will confiscate offending phones.
I've been to court where the other side's father actually hired an attorney. Stay cool and don't let the attorney's bombast and bluster throw you (they only do it to look like they're earning their money).
And lastly, no matter how nervous you are beforehand, do NOT drink an entire pot of coffee like I once did.