Would you pay $375 to meet YES?

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Post: # 70887Post fragilesi
Sun Jun 06, 2004 1:28 am

Ed, does having more money make anyone better for any kind of perk? Should we all be given flash cars on the state? I didn't invent modern economics, I don't like it, but I live with it as best I can. And as I explained this wouldn't be just any old night out, this would be special, a one-off, a chance to say "Thankyou for the music"!!

The one thing that I would say to the clamouring hordes here is let's wait and see. If this pre-sale does mean that fans can get to row one seats more easily than with Ticketmaster, without stumping up the big money as is being claimed, then it will have been good in my view.

Until people have tried we simply do *not* know.

And I have to say I have never benefited from tickets given to radio stations, the band, their friends etc, I don't mind them being displaced at all!!!

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Post: # 70890Post Krish Tewari, M.D.
Sun Jun 06, 2004 1:40 am

Hey, I don't think anyone would argue that someone isn't a true fan if they bought the platinum package. Anyone can buy anything they want if it's for sale. Some of the houses here in Southern California are upwards of 2 million dollars and in my opinion they are not what I think a million dollar home should be like (they're not even anywhere close to the ocean, etc.), but if someone wants to pay that money, fine. Not me. Obviously a Yes concert is worth a lot, and a chance to meet the band is priceless, but that's the point, something like that doesn't have a price. If you can afford it or if you can't afford it, but you pay for it, you're still a true Yes fan (maybe truer than myself b/c I wouldn't pay one dollar to meet them - that's the part that's disgusting to me, that they would agree to that - and I think we all have to ultimately hold the band responsible although from the thread it seems that many are reluctant to blame the band directly and apologize for them saying they have no choice but to be manipulated by management - come on, they're my heroes too, but heroes are not infallible. After all of the loyalty and devotion and money I've spent on them over the years and everyone else has also, I think the band should be paying $375 to come see me do whatever I do, like post on Yestalk! Krish.

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Post: # 70960Post Stoutman
Mon Jun 07, 2004 12:13 am

no person, no band is worth paying that much to see.if you have money to burn and that`s where your priorities lie, fine. but i wouldnt do it. to me it shows alack of respect and a lack of class to the fans. music is getting like spectator sports and it`s a sad trend. you folks are the ones who get out there and work everyday. you are the ones who should be put up on pedastels, not these guys. and if it`s $375 now, what will it be in a couple of years?

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Mon Jun 07, 2004 5:12 pm

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no person, no band is worth paying that much to see.if you have money to burn and that`s where your priorities lie, fine. but i wouldnt do it. to me it shows alack of respect and a lack of class to the fans. music is getting like spectator sports and it`s a sad trend. you folks are the ones who get out there and work everyday. you are the ones who should be put up on pedastels, not these guys. and if it`s $375 now, what will it be in a couple of years?
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Oddly enough you touch on one of my pet themes here . . . the un-noticed "Heroes", ie the ones that do good things without great reward / recognition. Everyone from Nurses/Doctors through to the cleaner who always takes great pride. We never value them enough.

But these guys have given me personally so much and they have created things that I still feel that I only barely understand. There is no reward too high . . .

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Post: # 71020Post tardistraveler
Mon Jun 07, 2004 9:47 pm

Yes is the only band that I would pay a large amount of money to see in concert. That said, $375 is WAY out of my price range! And my greatest fantasy is NOT to be herded through backstage. I too like the idea of the chance meeting, like the time when I ran into Steve Howe.

So, I will pay a normal price for a concert ticket, and leave the packages to those people crazy enough to buy them!

Yes management needs to get a clue - or Yes needs to dump them and find someone more in touch with what their fans want.

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Post: # 71043Post TenVoices
Tue Jun 08, 2004 1:23 am

Yes, I will probably pay the big bucks because I am trying to value the decision for what it would mean to me years down the line.

Although it will be a financial stretch (which I can start preparing for now), I truly feel in 10 or 15 years I will remember the opportunity to have met them, shared a picture, have an autograph etc. will far out-value the money I spent. In 10-15 years I probably won't even remember how much I spent to do it, but I'll have some keepsakes I will treasure.

I can't change what they've done. The pre-sale option will exist if I cry about it or not, so I'll take advantage of it while Yes is still around.

Of course, doing this at all depends on if they come to a city near me. Otherwise I'll need the "extra" money to fly somewhere to see them!

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Tue Jun 08, 2004 10:37 am

Apparently Fanfire.com does a lot of packages for many groups including: Madonna,Fleetwood Mac and Dream Theater...You can actually get the same package for DT at PNC for $250.instead of the $375 for Yes in the same seat.So if your JUST looking for 3rd row or better tics,go for it!... (and buy me a beer)



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Post: # 71096Post Greenglade
Tue Jun 08, 2004 1:54 pm

It's a bit whorish, really. Then the YES guys are going to feel pressured to be extra friendly like a department store salesman or a Hooter's barmaid, or a stripper as you put cash underneath her G-string, or whatever. It will all feel a bit artificial.

The free-and-easy mood of the 70's fades with this profit-for-Fanfire strategy. "Yesploitation".

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<b>BE wrote:</b>
Apparently Fanfire.com does a lot of packages for many groups including: Madonna,Fleetwood Mac and Dream Theater...You can actually get the same package for DT at PNC for $250.instead of the $375 for Yes in the same seat.So if your JUST looking for 3rd row or better tics,go for it!... (and buy me a beer)



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Post: # 71126Post Greenglade
Wed Jun 09, 2004 2:44 am

<font color=limegreen>I bet the dudes from Enron and Worldcom still have enough money to pay to see YES backstage, and maybe YES will do more concerts in Texas next tour, or the US drug dealers(US pharmaceutical corporation, and the Fox News dudes can get in on the YES party, plus those holding jobs in countries to which we've we've outsourced will have a fine time. And times have changed.</font id=limegreen>

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Don't start me on those guys! Working for AT&T I can only sit and gasp at what they tried to get away with and the damage they did to their own and other companies in the process!

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Post: # 71130Post tardistraveler
Wed Jun 09, 2004 3:42 am

This thread started me thinking about how people DO get backstage, and it's usually because they know someone who knows the band - in other words, it takes connections to get back there.

OR, it might be that you're considered attractive enough to be allowed backstage.

In either case, this WOULD give us run-of-the-mill peons a chance to go backstage, that we wouldn't ordinarily get.

Me - I'm content to wait on random chance!

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Wed Jun 09, 2004 5:11 am

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<b>Greenglade wrote:</b>

I bet the dudes from Enron and Worldcom still have enough money to pay to see YES backstage......and the Fox News dudes can get in on the YES party.....

The Fox News Dudes ???? Whats that mean? Are they YesHeads?

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Post: # 71139Post Greenglade
Wed Jun 09, 2004 7:07 am

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<b>Greenglade wrote:</b>

I bet the dudes from Enron and Worldcom still have enough money to pay to see YES backstage......and the Fox News dudes can get in on the YES party.....

The Fox News Dudes ???? Whats that mean? Are they YesHeads?
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<b>tardistraveler wrote:</b>
This thread started me thinking about how people DO get backstage, and it's usually because they know someone who knows the band - in other words, it takes connections to get back there.

OR, it might be that you're considered attractive enough to be allowed backstage.

In either case, this WOULD give us run-of-the-mill peons a chance to go backstage, that we wouldn't ordinarily get.

Me - I'm content to wait on random chance!
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Once I waited at the loading dock and met ABHW going in for sound check (and met two others doing the same thing). That night at the show I ran into them, they had passes and got passes for Me and MRS OB1. The meeting on the loading dock was better than the meeting back stage.
I randomly bumped into Alan before a Talk show and it was cool.
I randomly ran into Igor and Billy before and after a OYE show and it was a blast.
Chris, Alan, and Steve greeted fans outside the venue at an OYE show and it was great meeting them and saying thanks and hello but it kinda felt like we had them cornered and Jon just waved and had security block for him as he went by.
Alan came into the bar at EMP after the show and hung out with us for a long time he was so cool about it.
I randomly ran into Rick after the 35th anniversary show and he couldn't have been friendlier.

I'm pretty sure I'll pass on the platinium, but I don't mind springing for the bronze.

ps. I remember reading Aerosmith had a simular back stage package, but while it did include an escorted tour, there was no guaranty you would even see the band back stage, let alone meet them.

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