trixare4kids23 October 2012 at 7:21pmPosts: 4 (0 today)Status: offline
We got to hear Humdrum live!! That just made my night. It was fantastic, thank you Peter! It gave me goosebumps. I thoroughly enjoyed the concert from start to finish and danced my ass off. Peter still puts on such an excellent show and they nicely overcame a couple of tech difficulties (That I don't think most people even noticed.) I was sad to see it wasn't sold out, but the crowd that was there seemed energetic and enthusiastic. Everyone in my party only had glowing things to say about it.
...and now the complaint department.
While the show itself was terrific, I wasn't as thrilled with the VIP ticket that included the sound check and hospitality.
It wasn't even slightly hospitable!
The food wasn't great and they pretty much immediately ran out of what was there. They had a crappy over warmed/over done chicken/pasta thing and Cesar salad. That's it. No desert or canapes. We also got exactly 1 drink ticket and after that booze was $7/each. Water and soft drinks were still free. The worst part is that we then we were forced to sit in that crappy little room for about 2-2.5 hours and couldn't leave except to use the restroom. It felt like Alcatraz, not hospitality. For $400, you'd expect a little more.
I did the VIP thing at New Blood in Berkeley last year & it was the complete opposite: There was much, much better food. They had hot food as well as Hors d'oeuvre & dessert. We could leave the room and the bar was open/free until the start of the show. A much better way to treat fans who are spending $400-$500 per ticket. I'm just saying. The swag was better for New Blood too.
I bought into the VIP ticket thing this time based on my experience in Berkeley - but I won't make that mistake twice. Not worth the value.
ladybug743 October 2012 at 8:16pmPosts: 4 (0 today)Status: offline
If you don't mind my asking, did you receive any communications from anyone regarding your VIP benefits? If so did it come from the venue or Peter Gabriel's staff? When I arrived at the show I looked for signage for VIP folks and didn't find any.
I had the "Hot Ticket" package and didn't know where to get my swag. I rarely go to concerts, Peter is a very special exception to this rule. So it's likely I may have missed something obvious. At least I know in advance not to count on venue staff for help.
Apropos to nothing. I was at the New Blood show in Berkeley show last year as well. I hope Peter will play there again. Cheers!
trixare4kids23 October 2012 at 9:56pmPosts: 4 (0 today)Status: offline
We got ours when we went in as a group, the doors opened @ 3PM for us in order to go to soundcheck. I'm not sure why you wouldn't persue the items until you got them last night? I Personaly never would have left the show without them. It's likely the tour has moved on and you may be outta luck. Hopefully not.
That said, here's some information will help you:
A) SAVE your ticket!! I believe they were tearing UPC code from the tickets when you got your swag so they'd know if you'd received it.
The onsite event person/hostess was Sondra; but I don't have a last name and don't know if she's with the site or with the tour.
C) A customer service email on the Package letter is: email@example.com
Hopefully, that helps & good luck.
ann3 October 2012 at 10:42pmPosts: 3 (0 today)Status: offline
Our first time seeing PG live. Loved it.
Trix, I'm curious whet the technical issues were. I heard him mention it, but we were in 128 (side of the stage), so we either didn't see them -- or we were so damn happy we didn't notice.
We have photos and video we can post a bit later today if anyone is interested.
Also, where can we order the live taping?
ladybug744 October 2012 at 5:50amPosts: 4 (0 today)Status: offline
Hey trixare4kids2! Thanks for the information. I'll give it a shot.