the full experience through my eyes:
When we were escorted down to the basement, I was standing there, and all of a sudden you could hear a shower head turn on. Everyone near me was like 'wtf?'. Someone was taking a shower, right on the other side of the wall, and the wall wasn't even a wall. Kind of strange if you ask me. Young kids were there, and the unkown shower guy just didn't make it any better.
Also, the dude in the wheelchair (bad ass mofo) couldn't even GET to the basement to meet the band. Lets be real, do the m & g somewhere else besides a disgusting, formaldehyde-smelling basement. It could have been a security issue, as the wall was not all the way to the ceiling.
No problem at all with meet and greet.
After we got inside venue (after dropping stuff off at vehicle), I wanted a floor ticket. So I went to the box office to buy one. Sold out. So I asked dude man at the box office for his manager, and I found her. I showed her the price I paid for the ticket that comes with the VIP deal, and began explaning that I needed a floor ticket. She hooked me up and I got exactly what I wanted in the first place. Very stoked on that. But to beg someone for something I think I should have gotten in the first place is beyond me. (Pretty sure VIP silver got floor, VIP gold got section 20 something, row HORRIBLE) Maybe you should switch that around. Or maybe gold should have an option. Not sure how that would work, though.
I thought it was an excellent time. I'll tell you why I like to spend a lot of money on experiences like these. You meet your favorite band (if your buying it just to meet the band, I would re-think about your purchase.) but most importantly you get souvineers and goodies and meet new people that you will have with you for years and years and years to come.
I think that covers it.
Mashed potatoes for eveyone