VIP Packages

Fri, Jan 20, 2012 at 1:03 AM

Good morning,

A couple of months ago, I bought a VIP package from this site to meet JD and the band in March when they return to Scotland. The package collection details said that the ticket was 'Will Call' which meant that I have to pick up the ticket from the venue on the day of the concert.

Well, I got in touch with the venue last week, to ask if I could pick up the ticket the day before. The guy didn't really know what I was talking about. He said he was going to get in touch with the promoter for me, but I'm not going to hold my breath on that one.

Basically, I'm just after some peace of mind. Has anyone bought one of these VIP packages before? Are they genuine? If I have just been scammed £250, I'd rather know sooner rather than later so that I can dispute it.

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  1. Re: VIP Packages

    Fri, Jan 20, 2012 at 1:10 PM

    If the Europe VIP packages are the same as they were for the first leg in the U.S., you will get an email a couple of days before the show telling you where and when to meet to pick up your VIP laminate. We were told to get there at a specific time before doors opened and were to meet Sebastien in front of the box office. He came out and gave us our passes and a piece of paper that told us when and where to meet for the meet and greet. So, the venue probably won't have anything to do with the VIP packages. I hope this helps.

  2. Re: VIP Packages

    Fri, Jan 20, 2012 at 1:52 PM

    For the 2nd leg, VIP passes don't include a ticket, you have to buy a ticket as well as the VIP package. Don't know if it was the same for the 1st leg or in Europe, but that's what I know about it. Venue's can be pretty fucking clueless sometimes. I remember going to Mayhem Fest in 2009, I won a free lawn ticket for filling out a survey, and NO ONE who worked there knew where I was suppose to go. The normal box official told me to go to the VIP line, the VIP line told me to go some other place, I had to walk around for a while, being told by staff to go to one place which ended up being the wrong place. I finally got to the right place to get my ticket, would have saved a lot of time if anyone working there knew what they were talking about.

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    Re: VIP Packages

    Sat, Jan 21, 2012 at 1:17 AM

    Tickets are not included in VIP packages at any of the shows...you have to purchase the ticket separately. When it gets close to the show date you will get emailed instructions on where to meet Sebastien for your VIP pass and itinerary. Typically you will meet him at the Box Office. But do what your email tells you to do if you buy a VIP package.


  4. Re: VIP Packages

    Mon, Jan 23, 2012 at 12:44 AM

    Brilliant, thanks for the advice guys. Just out of interest, can any of you remember roughly what time of day you had to meet at the venue? I will be going to another one of their shows the night before and it's about a 4-5 hour journey by train to get to Glasgow for the next show.

    Yeah, I read that the VIP doesnt come with a ticket, which is slightly odd, so I bought one of those too. Thanks again for the help

  5. Re: VIP Packages

    Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 3:54 AM

    Hey dmdougie, which package did you buy as I have bought a listening package for the same show!!

  6. Re: VIP Packages

    Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 5:52 AM

    dmdougie wrote:
    Brilliant, thanks for the advice guys. Just out of interest, can any of you remember roughly what time of day you had to meet at the venue? I will be going to another one of their shows the night before and it's about a 4-5 hour journey by train to get to Glasgow for the next show.

    Yeah, I read that the VIP doesnt come with a ticket, which is slightly odd, so I bought one of those too. Thanks again for the help


    Normally it's like a half-hour/hour after the opening of the doors of the venue, that you should me Sebastien @ the merch booth, ... .

    It depends on which VIP-package you bought, meet and greet is mostly then, I heard that the gaming session with JD is after the gig, although it also can change!

    All meet and greets are done after the venuedoors are already opened, not when the venue is still closed!

  7. RE: VIP Packages

    Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 8:12 AM

    So do they let you in before regular ticket holders,and while you are are at the meet and greet are they letting everyone else in. Was Jd at your meet and greet.

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    Re: VIP Packages

    Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 9:08 AM

    JD doesn't miss many M&Gs. There was access to the Merch table before all other ticket holders. As for the actual M&G time, it varies based on the venue and the band. Sebastien will give you all the details when you meet him at the Venue to get your pass and itinerary.


  9. RE: VIP Packages

    Fri, Jan 27, 2012 at 2:27 AM

    If you purchase the vip pass for just the meet and greet thing for the cheapest pasckage do you get to take a photo with the band?

  10. Re: VIP Packages

    Fri, Jan 27, 2012 at 6:23 AM

    ^depends on the member and if they feel like it, it's not a gaurantee, good luck.
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  11. RE: VIP Packages

    Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 3:24 PM

    dude! you heard anything? x i've got a VIP thing too and no word as of yet!
    All my life, who am I?

  12. RE: VIP Packages

    Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 6:08 PM

    I did a listening session in Detroit, it rocked!!!! Camera died and trying to find couple that took a pic with me and JD......

    Where are you????
    Turf guy

  13. RE: VIP Packages

    Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 10:14 AM

    i didnt recieve my email until the day b4 the gig about 24hours b4 lol and its an hour b4 doors open, they giv you all your shiz, and stand you in a line in front of the stage, then the band come out one by one to sign everything, you dont really get much time to chat to them though, they all will have a photo taken with ya appart from JD who doesnt unfortunatly, they will all sign more than just the setlist your given, i got them to sign my poster n my ticket also, some people were having their vip thingys signed/shirts/vinyl, i even saw a dude get JD to sign his trainer :P

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  14. Re: VIP Packages

    Mon, Sep 9, 2013 at 4:01 PM

    I'm pretty disappointed to hear that JD doesn't do photos with his fans at the VIP meet and greet. I just paid $150 for the basic package for the Minneapolis Oct 3rd show. Kind of lame if you ask me. Wouldn't have bought one if I knew that in advance. Im not willing to pay $350 for the other vips as thats out of my budget. Anyones thoughts?

  15. Re: VIP Packages

    Tue, Sep 10, 2013 at 12:59 PM

    JD does take pictures at some VIP meet and greets, at least he did at the 5/22 meet and greet I went to, the only one I didn't get a picture of was Fieldy. I guess it all depends on their mood that day.

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