Aerosmith has just released a second leg of their tour and are coming to my area-I have a girlfriend that is crazy about them to the point she and her husband just had a baby girl and the whole nursery is Aerosmith, she has a tat, etc.. and was gonna kidnap me and make me drive to Texas to see them-I couldn't go, had to work. Anyhow here's my gripe-she was so excited that they were coming to our area cause last time they were going to be here they canceled so I got her info for pre-sale, etc.. so she and her husband could have a great night out to see her favorite band and sense they just had a beautiful baby girl-so she tells me how sad she was cause for VIP/meet & greet it was 1200 per ticket-I mean really??? She is heartbroken cause she wanted to get a picture of her and her husband so bad for her little girl to have to see when thier little girl is older as they have her growing up on Aerosmith music, etc.. I was so sad for them :( I mean I understand what a drag it can be for the bands having to do all that for hours on end speaking, etc... before the gigs-pain in the ass,and then do their show, I get it but I have to say-I bought meet and greets for my son who is a big Shinedown fan for like 300 and the band had a conversation with my kid, autographed picture they talked about things with him and it meant the world to him especially with their song "Bully" just coming out cause yes children do get bullied at school and it sucks anyways they did pictures, they were so cool with their fans that paid that extra to meet them and then we have our man Kid Rock-I so loved he did for people to win a chance to do meet and greets for his Care Tour and my son got to meet him and he got to say Hi and get a picture and but my kid said he felt so bad for Kid Rock cause some crazy chick with her husband before him was hanging on Kid Rock to the point of ridiculous and embarrassing so yeah fans can go too far!!!
But then that brings me to this:
Without fans the bands don't make a living or have people enjoying their works and if they charge the outrageous fees then it makes being a fan kinda like WTF cause for regular fans money is hard to come by.
I have to say Kid Rock and his team did keep prices at a great level for the fans and when they were a bit higher it was for his "Care Tour" which we all understood why! :) I'm looking forward to Kid Rocks new album and tour and hope I and my son can go to a gig if it comes to our area, funds are tight so we'll see-fingers are crossed!
So anyways I was just venting cause I'm sad for my friends who love Areosmith-what do you guys think about all this?