|5/13/2010 8:27 PM (GMT-04:00)|
Pleasantly Surprised with New Fan Club
I was very skeptical about the new fan club. When I went through the MB20 switch from Fan Asylum I was very disappointed with the new fan clubs.... Lost years of seniority ect...
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|5/18/2010 5:14 PM (GMT-04:00)|
Mamamoots wrote:dundeesan wrote:Spit away, San; and I always told my kids they weren't allowed to spit unless they were: (1) brushing their teeth; (2) at the dentist; (3) shining shoes or (4) on the ball field.
Mama I would love to meet up for a gig but not gonna happen this year. Apart from the fact I have no holidays left until May 2011 since I've had to use them all for current commitments, I am going to be living on bread and water until Christmas from the expense :-) Who knew my mum's 80th birthday celebration week was going to be so expensive...but she's worth it! And it'll be the first time in over 30 years she'll have all her "children" in the same place at the same time, but she doesn't know that yet SURPRISE LOL
Well, I've dropped yet another e-mail to Live Nation as still not heard from them. Hey it's not that long 'til I get my retirment pension. Maybe I'll be able to get tickets by then....
|5/15/2010 9:02 AM (GMT-04:00)|
dundeesan wrote:Spit away, San; and I always told my kids they weren't allowed to spit unless they were: (1) brushing their teeth; (2) at the dentist; (3) shining shoes or (4) on the ball field.
Yes, we've been through hell and back with changes on these boards together (coming on 6 years now) and managed to survive them all to this point. I was so looking forward to the possibility of meeting up with you, and still have my fingers crossed for that. E-mail me when the tour they will do after the CD drops is announced (hopefully with more forewarning); maybe we can work it out and I will get the tickets for both of us.
But REALLY, there should be NO reason for overseas fans to miss out on any of these things. I think Live Nation really got handed a hot potato here and had no concept of what this bunch of loyal M5 fans is truly like. We ARE a community who are mostly here to support the band. Community being the key word here.
P.S. I'm curious if this thread is still here because of the title...
|5/14/2010 5:52 PM (GMT-04:00)|
Sorry, no pleasant surprise at all as far as I am concerned.
|5/14/2010 3:55 PM (GMT-04:00)|
I second EVERYTHING you said! SIN was fantastic when it came to shows, soundchecks, access, etc. Who gives a flying you know what about a tote bag? I wouldn't carry it, personally.
|5/14/2010 1:50 PM (GMT-04:00)|
The tickets were on sale for 2 days at most for fan club with 1 day advance notice. It says public on sale is Sat, but like I said tickets went on sale for EVERYONE a few days ago(code or not). That is how I was able to see what regular seats I would be able to have. They have now changed it for some shows, and some require a code, but for a day anyone could get tickets. Having tickets for sale for any number of days with 1 day notice is completely pointless. I have no money now, and with the old fan club I would still be able to get good seats weeks before the show. Now that all the seats are available to the public it doesn't matter whether I'm a legacy member, new member, or not a member at all.
I've kept my membership active for 7 years; never won a contest, and never had any soundcheck experience etc., because the NYC shows were usually travel packages and the 1 club show sold out too fast. I was hoping that one day I would be able to actually benefit from the fan club, but now there are no more benefits.
|5/14/2010 1:07 PM (GMT-04:00)|
I have yet to purchase tickets through the new fan club since they haven't released dates in my area; but I did take this opportunity to research the process and learn about what benefits long standing members receive. I have to admit that I am disappointed. I have been a member of SIN since early 2005 and have kept my membership active to keep my seniority. On the last tour, for three different shows, I paid around $260 for 2 tickets that included just soundcheck or soundcheck, meet the band, and a picture with the band and had tickets in the first, second and third rows-center! I always knew that through my SIN membership, we would always sit at least in the first 5 rows. I never had to stress over making sure I was online right at 10am, to vie for the handful of seats released in the best sections, along with many other fan club members. I always knew that as members, we all would be taken care of by SIN and get amazing seats. That was what made being a member so awesome!! The excitement of the upcoming tour has been sort of overshadowed by the fact that not only will I probably not have the usual great seats but I also will not be going to the soundcheck or meet and greet. Maroon 5 is a family thing here so when we are buying tickets, we have to look at it times 3 and sometimes 4! I really wish that SIN members would have been offered a VIP package that included a ticket in the first 5 rows plus the meet and greet for $100 or so.(The difference in the price of the 2 VIP packages) And that package NOT be made available to the general public though. That would have been a nice perk to being a SIN member. I personally go to the shows for the experience and fun...I don't really care about a t-shirt or tote bag! I guess what it all comes down to is that I am paying for a presale code. Even the website is not really member exclusive anymore...the videos etc are quickly released to the public. I think what I am trying to say is that for so many years, Maroon 5, has been a band that really took care of their LOYAL FANS and I hope that all 5 of them know HOW MUCH WE LOYAL SIN MEMBERS HAVE APPRECIATED IT; but it seems like that is changing and it's sad.
|5/14/2010 11:28 AM (GMT-04:00)|
I hope the new organizers have to at least understand the frustration that comes from the fans, there are too many issues with the whole thing to dismiss it.
|5/14/2010 11:26 AM (GMT-04:00)|
I didn't have any problems at all with the new fan club (yet). I think good seats were still available hours after they went on sale was because many people still couldn't log on. I was very lucky with not having any issues because I have such bad luck that normally I am the only one having issues.
|5/14/2010 8:25 AM (GMT-04:00)|
Okay, jamie, just asking here; How much are they paying you for this promo? LOL After all SOMEBODY deleted the thread where we were bitching about the problems being encountered.
|5/14/2010 6:28 AM (GMT-04:00)|
For the record... I purchased 4 tickets in row 4 at 10am. I went back in at 2:30 and could still get row 4. Almost 5 hours later legacy members could still get quality seats.
|5/14/2010 6:07 AM (GMT-04:00)|
It is not pointless. The tickets were on sale for 4 days for Fanclub members. Tuesday to Friday. Public onsale starts on Saturday. Legacy members had first access on tuesday from 10am- 3pm. After that all other Fanclub members had access. You can not buy tickets yet without being a fan club member. You can join and buy tickets at the same time which you could also do with Fan Asylum. The window for legacy members was small buy it still gave the long time members an advantage.
|5/13/2010 11:37 PM (GMT-04:00)|
The fan club before was better. It offered more than just m&g. Tickets were held until a few weeks before shows, instead of for one day.
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