EUROPE TOUR UK WITH BLACK STAR RIDERS -MARCH 2015- Jul 27, 2014 18:37:13 GMT 2
Post by guesswho? on Jul 27, 2014 18:37:13 GMT 2
Personally I think it would take the fun out of meeting them. If the spontaneity is gone, the fun is gone, too. But what are your opinions on this?
For my sake, I'm not against this kind of thing (since it's not 500€ to be paid, as it may happen in USA !!! Then, it's shoking, because only rich people can afford it... But I've seen some meet and greet with a reasonalble price that everyone can pay.).
Of course, it's not spontaneous at all. But I'm rather sure that for the band, it's less uncomfortable than to meet fans in an unexpected way while they are travelling, or having lunch, or simply walking in the street...
In fact, during a meet and greet, the stars are completely ready to speak with fans : they have agreed with it -even if they find it boring !
But when you just meet them by chance in an hotel or in a train (as it happened to me with Norum), they can be disturbed when you come and speak to them. They can be tired, or shy, or they can need to be alone. But fans come and find natural to speak to tehm anyway...
Of course, most of the time, the artists dare not say they are disturbed, because it could hurt the fans (Well, I remember that Norum told it clearly to me in the train, actually, but afterwards he seemed to feel so guilty that he came and hugged me, probably because he didn't want to annoy a fan !)
So, a meet and greet, well organized, why not ?
It may be the only way for many persons to talk to their favorite artists, ask them good questions, told them their feelings about the albums, etc...
That's not more stupid, IMO, than waiting in front of a venue for asking an autograph or simply shake hands !!!
Last thing is that when you pay for a meet and greet, you give money to your favorite band : which they deserve !