Re: My Toto VIP experience (06/23/13, Hallenstadion/Switzerland)
Posted by: 2_EdgedSword ()
Date: June 25, 2013 07:39AM

When I saw Trans Siberian Orchestra a couple of years ago, they set up a line of tables in the concourse hallway and everyone in the venue had an opportunity to wait in line and meet the whole ensemble, get autographs, pictures,etc. ALL FOR FREE. It was a great experience and they were all patient and cordial. We're talking over 7000 fans having this opportunity, although probably only 300-500 probably took advantage of it.

Stryper were offering VIP packages for there 25th anniversary tour in 2009. Only $35 US. I didn't pay. Why should I pay to meet someone. And FYI, Stryper is my favorite 80's band. I understand bands needing to generate income in a changing, dinosaur model music industry. I just waited at the bus. Got pics, autographs, at least 30 minutes of total conversation with various members right there on the sidewalk at 1a.m. For FREE. They were so cool about it. They could have said "sorry, no pay, no time".

When I saw Michael Schenker for his 30 anniversary tour of MSG, you had to pay $250 to meet him. Screw that. I was just hoping he'd show up to do the show. He did. Met all the members of the touring band (Carmine Appice, Gary Barden, & the owner of Dean Guitars who was playing bass but I can't remember his name right now). They took pics, signed whatever was given to them, and chatted with the fans all for free. I even got the setlist after the show just for the asking and Carmine signed it next to 'drum solo'. COOL! But Schenker proved elusive, darting away from fans unless you ponied up the moolah beforehand and had a pass.

I'm not for paying. In America, if you pay, you get arrested for prostitution by the vice cops. Lol. I agree with Lauren. If it weren't for the fans, the bands wouldn't exist and by abd large the concert prices are way over the top nowadays as it is. Kudos to Kid Rock for the $20 prices. In the end your just a person doing a job. I don't charge people to meet and greet me because of what I do. Haha



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