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  • #16912
    iamspirals
    iamspirals
    Participant

    Just got an email this morning about a new “community” for fans, offering perks including priority tickets. “Oh, that’s nice, ” thought I, reflecting on the shambles of the last ticketing fiasco. However, this costs £65 to access the “community”.

    Thoughts please?

    #16913

    Well I was in a bad mood already today already… and then this bullshit.

    “Hey, give us $65 and we might give you early access to tickets” (which is what every decent band does for its fans anyway).

    #16914
    Captain Crieff
    Captain Crieff
    Participant

    Yeah, I don’t like this either.

    It’s mainly the way it was phrased on Twitter that pissed me off. “and somewhere we can give back to everyone” no, not to everyone, to those who are okay with paying/can pay $50-$65 for this. That’s not really how giving works is it… If the “exclusive content” and the “more” makes it worth it, because it’s pretty vague at the moment, fine. But then it still creates a kind of division between the fans who can afford this and those who can’t (I thinking poor students without an income like myself) and that doesn’t feel right.

    #16915

    december
    Participant

    Been a member here for years, and have been a ticket and album buying fan for longer than that. Supporting the band as they rose to fame was a pleasure and I have received plenty in return for the investment.

    I have paid for “fan club” memberships to support bands in the past. This is excessive. I understand why a new fan might pay $50/year for a chance to buy $100 tickets when they come through town, but this is not for me. I’ll continue buying records, and will be sad to miss out on exclusive releases, but will be quite happy to spend that money elsewhere.

    #16916
    Eccaka
    Eccaka
    Participant

    Pass. This is such a disappointing scam money grab. Along with being not at all impressed by the crappy treatment of longtime fans who have been nothing but loyal and supportive and helpful, I’m sadly losing respect for them.

    #17021
    LogicalHarm
    LogicalHarm
    Moderator

    Does this mean they can afford to pay me now?

    #17022
    LogicalHarm
    LogicalHarm
    Moderator

    Does this mean they can afford to pay me now?

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