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Tour Board / Re: Thoughts on AMAA/VIP/Soundcheck stuff
« Last post by Allison on June 15, 2017, 10:25:06 AM »
Prices are out for the Vancouver show:
349 CAD for AMAA/MasterClass
179 CAD for Soundcheck
40 CAD Regular
 :o
I may be crazy, but not THAT crazy

EDIT: I lied. I am that crazy. Doing it.


Which level?!


And I feel you. I am doing one of the Luckiest levels of the GULP 6 shows I bought tickets to today.

I was only supposed to buy for the 3 in Florida. Somehow I ended up with the 3 in Georgia too.
Nice, I'm just doing the 1 show in Vancouver. I went for the AMAA.  I scrolled through the meet & greet photos from 2016 (someone posted a link on Reddit): https://cid.smugmug.com/Ben-Folds-2016/ and was tempted by the intimate numbers.  Looks like only 12 individuals at the Toronto show!  Fortunately my job is decent enough that I can not feel too too guilty to do this as a one-time splurge.

I happened to be plotting a weekend trip back home in August, which would be about a $300 flight, so basically I'm doing this show in lieu of that trip, ha ha. My family understands. ;D

LOL.

I laugh. Because. I just did the same thing. Hahahahahahahahah
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Tour Board / Re: Thoughts on AMAA/VIP/Soundcheck stuff
« Last post by Fongolia on June 14, 2017, 05:06:55 PM »
Prices are out for the Vancouver show:
349 CAD for AMAA/MasterClass
179 CAD for Soundcheck
40 CAD Regular
 :o
I may be crazy, but not THAT crazy

EDIT: I lied. I am that crazy. Doing it.


Which level?!


And I feel you. I am doing one of the Luckiest levels of the GULP 6 shows I bought tickets to today.

I was only supposed to buy for the 3 in Florida. Somehow I ended up with the 3 in Georgia too.
Nice, I'm just doing the 1 show in Vancouver. I went for the AMAA.  I scrolled through the meet & greet photos from 2016 (someone posted a link on Reddit): https://cid.smugmug.com/Ben-Folds-2016/ and was tempted by the intimate numbers.  Looks like only 12 individuals at the Toronto show!  Fortunately my job is decent enough that I can not feel too too guilty to do this as a one-time splurge.

I happened to be plotting a weekend trip back home in August, which would be about a $300 flight, so basically I'm doing this show in lieu of that trip, ha ha. My family understands. ;D
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Tour Board / Re: Thoughts on AMAA/VIP/Soundcheck stuff
« Last post by Allison on June 14, 2017, 01:29:23 PM »
Prices are out for the Vancouver show:
349 CAD for AMAA/MasterClass
179 CAD for Soundcheck
40 CAD Regular
 :o
I may be crazy, but not THAT crazy

EDIT: I lied. I am that crazy. Doing it.


Which level?!


And I feel you. I am doing one of the Luckiest levels of the GULP 6 shows I bought tickets to today.

I was only supposed to buy for the 3 in Florida. Somehow I ended up with the 3 in Georgia too.
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Tour Board / Re: Thoughts on AMAA/VIP/Soundcheck stuff
« Last post by AudioDile on June 14, 2017, 11:15:36 AM »
Honestly, some of you seem like you pretty much have access to Ben at any concert you go to, I have no idea how to you do it.

I shelled out for it because I knew it would likely be my only chance to talk to and get a photo op with Ben, so even though that was like 20 seconds total, I have zero regrets.  Bucket list item achieved. 

Bottom line: If you want to meet Ben very briefly, hear him answer questions and get to request little pieces of songs he rarely plays during Soundcheck, it's worth it.
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Tour Board / Re: Thoughts on AMAA/VIP/Soundcheck stuff
« Last post by Fongolia on June 13, 2017, 04:54:50 PM »
Prices are out for the Vancouver show:
349 CAD for AMAA/MasterClass
179 CAD for Soundcheck
40 CAD Regular
 :o
I may be crazy, but not THAT crazy

EDIT: I lied. I am that crazy. Doing it.
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Tour Board / Re: Modesto, CA - Oct 22, 2016
« Last post by AudioDile on June 13, 2017, 04:36:12 PM »
Thanks for the review.... what's with the crocodile??

He looks better in photos than I do, and the look on Ben's face was priceless. ;D

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Tour Board / Re: Thoughts on AMAA/VIP/Soundcheck stuff
« Last post by Allison on June 13, 2017, 10:30:07 AM »
I feel you on that!

I'm a crazy lady and will drive 8 hours each way if necessary. :P
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Tour Board / Re: Thoughts on AMAA/VIP/Soundcheck stuff
« Last post by Fongolia on June 13, 2017, 09:50:29 AM »
I've never done either of the upgrades - because I'd rather go to three shows at 50 instead of one show at 150

Unless he only comes to town every 20 years! I always have to travel and spend a few hundred bucks a show as is
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Tour Board / Re: Thoughts on AMAA/VIP/Soundcheck stuff
« Last post by Allison on June 13, 2017, 09:20:18 AM »
Price Ranges in the US at least

AMAA: 270
Luckiest: 150
Regular Ticket: 50


I've never done either of the upgrades - because I'd rather go to three shows at 50 instead of one show at 150
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Tour Board / Thoughts on AMAA/VIP/Soundcheck stuff
« Last post by Fongolia on June 12, 2017, 10:57:57 PM »
I've read through a scattering of older posts I can find that mention the VIP/MasterClass experience. Seems like hit or miss in terms of whether people thought it was worth it, though a large part of those feelings seem tied to the exorbitant cost. Scrolling through the pre-sale site, they don't even list prices and it's like "if you have to ask, it's probably out of your price range".  I've seen Ben several times now: right up at the stage, way at the back, with and with the Five, with and without symphonies. I met him once with a bunch of other Burbanites in that Chapel Hill pizza shop at the 2008 BF5 reunion where I got a photo, signed CD, and mumbled some nonsense at him. I feel like I've read enough articles, interviews, etc. that I've heard most of the stories and answers before to common AMA questions (and don't have much original to ask myself). The CID Entertainment aspect is somewhat off-putting, like there's no hiding that it's a straight-up business transaction.  Yet, he's coming to Vancouver for the first time since 2001 and I can virtually guarantee I'll cave and do this since I'd rather regret doing it than regret not.

Anyway, have any of you gone? Were you awed? Underwhelmed? Somewhere in between?  I doubt it'll sway me either way, but I'm genuinely curious since there's so little info out there about these.
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