Does anyone know if any items are prohibited from the M&G (for signature); i.e. guitars, pick guards? I'd like to have the fellas sign my guitar, but can't find any information anywhere (here or Facebook) that identifies prohibited items. -Thanks.
I do agree with numerous points you've made. Yes, $ 250 is totally a steal for what you get, when other artists are charging over $ 1000. Yes, some fans / business people have abused meet n greet opportunities (I hate when people bring 100 items to be signed and take up all of the artists' time- you know what I'm talking bout).... Yes, you're right about pretty much everything else.
All I'm saying is, not only to ZZ Top, but to any artist in this "VIP package" situation: These are your most diehard fans. Give them a little extra icing on the cake. Give them that little bit of warmth and friendliness, because they love you. It also creates a "win-win" in which these people will likely spend a whole lot more money on you in the future.
I couldn't agree more. KISS meet and greets are $1250.00. I wouldn't do a KISS meet and greet for $25.00. I don't begrudge anyone for trying to make an honest living. Autograph dealers included. I just wish there was a happy medium for all of this. I will doing my second meet and greet in Nashville in June. I would love to get something signed for my twin sons age 10 to pass down. I still have an autographed picture of Waylon Jennings that my father passed down to me from 1970. I cherish that photo.
I would NEVER sell any item that I had autographed from ZZ Top! I am 47 years old and travel quite a bit with my job. I have to leave my wife and sons and hit the road to make a living. They will never know show much I have appreciated their music and how it has gotten me down the highways and byways for many many years. I truly appreciate and respect the guyzz.