For a Mere $2,500, You Can Not Meet Guns N’ Roses
Remember how last year Tool started charging $500 for meet and greets, and we were all like, “Wow, that’s fucking highway robbery.”
Well, this makes Maynard and company seem like gentlemen thieves.
Okay, that’s a couple months’ rent, sure, but, hey, at least you get to hang out with Axl Rose, Slash, and Duff McKagan, right?
Wrong: while the package includes a whole bunch of shit (including a signed tour poster, a photo taken of you on the stage before the show, and a dinner buffet), a chance to meet the band is not included.
But wait! Somehow this batshit insane “deal” gets even more batshit insanier! The package also includes a concert ticket in the first ten rows… which would be pretty cool, if the show didn’t have a general admission, standing room only section right in front of the stage. Really: here’s a seating chart for the venue…
…and here’s a receipt for a GA, non-VIP ticket to the show, which, believe it or not, my buddy Mark, who’s an even bigger GN’R fan than I am:
So for about eighteen hundred dollars less than what VIP customers spend, Mark will be closer to the action, but he’ll have to buy his own dinner and stalk Axl Rose for an autograph. I dunno, seems like a good trade to me.