@dochaliday We received an email with an attachment where you could download your picture and have it printed out yourself. The lithograph took several months, but I realize the band had to sign a lot of them and expected it to take a while to receive. I first posted on this in August 2012.
I was very sad to learn the guys aren't playing Memphis Music Fest!! I was really looking forward to seeing them again!! Disappointed!:(
When did you post this? Just curious how you got your photo (assuming you did get it) as I will be doing an M&G next week.
Well, it is good to know what to expect ahead of time. I don't think ANY meet and greets you really get much more than an autograph and a couple of quick words if you're lucky. I can see with the hand shaking, if they are touring, they can't afford to get sick and miss concert dates.
I was wondering if you would like to come play at a nice concert arena in ST. Charles, ILL. It is indoor and quite nice.
There has been alot of top notch bands that have played here. The arena is called Arcadia. I am sure that you would be able to sell out all seats for many nights. Being a big ZZ Top fan I do know the owner and could set you up to play there.. Please consider this offer.
I've read a lot of varying comments about the "Meet and Greet." I can understand the inclination to want to meet musicians that you really like and/or feel a connection with. But, I don't think I would ever pay to meet anyone (but that's just me). I find it odd that it is even offered. I have to wonder about the person that came up with that money making scheme.
Anyway, if they play Memphis in May Musicfest again this year, I'll still be right up front looking Dusty in the eyes again, singing and dancing my ass off.
I agree, it was a great opportunity!! They should just rename it a photo op, not a meet and greet. The manager's rudeness was uncalled for. Everyone standing in line for the meet and greet were well behaved and considerate. I'm sure that might not always be the case in the past and maybe they have to be more strict nowadays with all the unpredictable people out there. ZZ Top put on an awesome show and were gentlemen at all times! :)
@SherriD you can call it whatever you want, I still think it's a great opportunity, I've heard the same about the hand shaking which is understandable, and keep any comments short, which is also understandable...As I stated B4 I'm not making excuses for their Mgr, and don't really care for how he handled himself, but I guess they do...
The package I bought did not include:
I received exactly what was stated: Photo with the guys, Q&A no one took the ability to speak, Poster & Lanyard...
Just from what people are saying, they must go in expecting more, In my case I got what I paid for...
I'm just glad they allow this opportunity, because when it comes down to it, they don't have to do this, also $149 is not a lot of money, I doubt if they really receive much from that after Grd Cntrl takes their cut and the merchandise... I feel people should be thankful for the ability to get a picture that close to the band...I DO NOT see a buyer beware issue, all I see is ADDED VALUE, with possibly a little inconvenience because someone is not as friendly as they could be...But that is just my opinion...
I also bought a package for a friend that use to be Billy's old neighbor, even with that, there was also no chit chat after the concert, and I'm sure the only thing the band was looking forward to was somewhere flat to lie down on...
@Flo Brian...I was not whining. I didn't expect to " sit down and enjoy some TX BBQ, a cold one, and possibly a few shots of tequila." We were told minutes before the Meet and Greet by the manager that we were not allowed to talk to the band or shake their hands. I told ZZ Top they were awesome anyway! They were very humble and kind and said thank you. The fact that their meet and greet manger was rude to people in line waiting for the meet and greet was really the problem, not ZZ Top. NO questions were allowed, so before you criticize anyone, you needed to be there to witness how unprofessional it was handled. We were hustled in and out like cattle. By no fault am I blaming ZZ Top for anything, they were very kind. So how dare you assume you knew what happened!
I say enjoy the opportunity...I know everybody would like to sit down and enjoy some TX BBQ, a cold one, and possibly a few shots of tequila...But the chances of that happening isn't likely...
I am an avid ZZTop fan, I just love the opportunity they continuously give, by playing the amount of gigs they do... I will see them at multiple venues in the same state, I am amazed on how they deliver...It's always different and always equally great!!!
As for the many, many whiners here... How dare you? You get what you pay for, I am thankful they allow this opportunity to exist, you an extra $149 if available, you receive EXACTLY what is advertised:
Q&A Session with ZZ Top ( May be limited to a few quick ones, I'd say write them down and be prepared, you can't expect a sit down interview, especially after a 2 hr concert they spent all day getting to)
Photograph with ZZ Top ( You get a few shots right there with the guys, GREAT!!!)
ZZ Top Poster ( You get a poster!!!)
Commemorative VIP Laminate and Lanyard ( ANd a cool deal you can hang where ever to remind you of the day!!!)
I'd would assume they are tired and their hands are tired also...I can't make any excuses for their Mgr...But hey, I say give the guys a break, you get what you pay for...
I hope they continue doing what they have been doing for the last 40 yrs...I say "Thank you" to ZZTop for this opportunity and hope it continues in the future...
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