mt14 June 2011 at 11:44pmPosts: 9 (0 today)Status: offline
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Never been to a PG sound check before. A lot of time will be spent in hospitality. Do you think we might get to meet PG?
Peregrine5 June 2011 at 12:43amPosts: 43 (0 today)Status: offline
I assume my email will be arriving any minute now. a week from today is the concert - in Santa Barbara.
So - what time are you supposed to be there?
I think it is highly unlikely to have a real meet and greet with Peter - the lucky ones (at randon venues) seem to get a quick photo session, but nothing "planned" with Peter other than the sound check.
UNLESS - it's different this time.
rraven5 June 2011 at 1:38amPosts: 3102 (0 today)Status: offline
I've been to 3 soundchecks. Do not plan on meeting PG. He's really busy. "Hospitality" has never been offered at soundchecks before so what actuallyhappens is anybody's guess.
Bring a sense of humor. These things can get chaotic and sometimes no one has a clue as to what's going on.
Here's an article I wrote about the Leipzig soundcheck (please excuse the self promotion but I can;t live on PG music alone)
Zenrider5 June 2011 at 4:59pmPosts: 3560 (0 today)Status: offline
Don't know all the answers, but it seems to me Peter does make an effort to meet and greet a bit before the soundcheck, as he did at Radio City last year From other reports a few other venues as well. Don't expect him to have time to have an in depth conversation with you when there are so many other fans there that would love to meet him as well. Would be really surprised if he showed up to the hospitality portion, but that can be interesting meeting other Peter Gabriel fans. Hope to see a few of you at the Chicago show.
Hmmm, now I'll have to remember to check my email a bit more frequently for that message.
Ela5 June 2011 at 10:38pmPosts: 1336 (0 today)Status: offline
Berkley fans-what did the e-mail say?
As far as meeting Peter goes, every sound check seems to have it's own life. Sometimes he's late, and there are lots of fans, and no interaction with him. Sometimes it's a small group, and he's on time, and I've heard there's individual pictures a couple of minutes with each fan. I've been to 2. One was a large crowd, we did get a quick autograph, but no real time with him. The other time he was late, and another large crowd and all he did was wave at us from the stage and tell us he'd see us at the show later. That was a disappointment, because I was expecting more interaction, but it wasn't to be.
The email says entry is from 2:15-2:45
The show starts at 8:00pm and the email states that there is no re-entry if you leave. Seems like a lot of free time in hospitality. Good thing I took the day off! .
rraven6 June 2011 at 12:31amPosts: 3102 (0 today)Status: offline
I'd like to emphasize that PG meeting fans at soundchecks is VERY RARE. Please do not set your heart on it.
Ela6 June 2011 at 1:24amPosts: 1336 (0 today)Status: offline
I think that it means if you leave the sound check you won't be allowed back in until showtime. At both sound checks that I went to, Peter said goodbye when he left the sound check, and it was up to us whether we stayed to listen to the orchestra do their sound check. On both occasions I had plans to meet up with other between the sound check and show, so I left to return for the show. Thanks for the info!
Zenrider6 June 2011 at 9:35pmPosts: 3560 (0 today)Status: offline
At Radio City you had the option to stay or go until show time after Peter was done with his soundcheck. Seeing as there was a gathering going on, I went.
Being where the United Center is, once I'm parked, I'm parked. Meaning if I have to hang out there the whole time here's hoping it's a really good hospitality thingy. :-]
Checked my email, got excited had emails from both the United Center and Ticket Master, surely one had to have the VIP information. Nope, just reminders of the upcoming concert. :-/ So I wait for the full details.