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Old 11-09-2010, 10:18 AM   #3706
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$80 seems steep. U2 is only $50. And NKOTB is NOT U2 in any way, shape, or form. Sorry. I understand it's a business and it's about making money. But when prices keep going up and things are being announced and then 2 weeks later, they want you to fork over money (which happens constantly with these guys), I begin to feel taken advantage of as a fan. Especially when I feel something is sub-par that I've paid a lot of money for and Donnie tells the fans to stop complaining. Nice.
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Old 11-09-2010, 06:43 PM   #3707
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$80 seems steep. U2 is only $50. And nkotb is not u2 in any way, shape, or form. Sorry. I understand it's a business and it's about making money. But when prices keep going up and things are being announced and then 2 weeks later, they want you to fork over money (which happens constantly with these guys), i begin to feel taken advantage of as a fan. Especially when i feel something is sub-par that i've paid a lot of money for and donnie tells the fans to stop complaining. Nice.
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Old 11-10-2010, 08:40 AM   #3708
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I will not be getting fan club membership at this time. I think that all the extras will be leaked anyway. So I wil just wait.

Since I have not been here in a while - Divorce was final on Oct 13. So I am just still taking it one day at a time. Really starting to stress over money for christmas for the boys but I know it will all work out. God has a plan. Just stinks since I only work 2 days a week and they are getting older so their wish lists are way more $$$$.

I promise I will check in more often.
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Old 11-10-2010, 08:57 AM   #3709
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I think it is pretty common to announce a tour and then have tickets go on sale soon after. Bon Jovi just announced new dates and we are going to try to see them in SA. It was announced two weeks ago and tix go on sale this week. With the U2 prices, they have a different fan base. I am sure their management set the prices to what they knew their fan base would pay. It is just a matter of figuring out what you want as a consumer. If it isn't for you, which most of us agree it isn't for us, don't buy it. We know the advantages of it will not be that great, but for some of those die hard crazies... and we all know who they are ... they have to feel like they are "included" and they will buy into it. I think the management was right on with this one, they know a lot of people will buy into it just for that reason. Good business move. Those of us who are smart enough to know we don't need it will be better off in the end.

If you can't buy tickets now, I think you will be fine if you just wait until later. You'll have a better chance of getting better seats by doing it that way anyway. Even if the shows sell out (which I doubt it will) Stubhub will always have good tix available. Or do what I am going to do and ask for tickets (or $$$ for them) for Christmas!

That said, here is my reason why I think presale opps through fan clubs are ridiculous... a few years ago when Miley Cyrus was doing the Hannah Montana tour my friend bought a fan club membership so they could use the presale to get better tickets. All the presale did for them was get them nosebleed seats. Her neighbor who bought during the general public onsale was up front on the floor.

Back to NKOTB, I will miss the Ning site if it goes away. I hardly ever go on there anymore but it was always good for entertainment when I was bored! Also, who has their fingers crossed that the Boys II Men deal works out? That would be awesome!!! We are dragging our hubbies to a show this time and my BFF's hubby LOVES Boys II Men, lol!
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Old 11-10-2010, 09:00 AM   #3710
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Oh... did everyone see the pic of the stage? Will be interesting to see how this works. http://plixi.com/p/55987253
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Old 11-10-2010, 09:03 AM   #3711
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I will not be getting fan club membership at this time. I think that all the extras will be leaked anyway. So I wil just wait.

Since I have not been here in a while - Divorce was final on Oct 13. So I am just still taking it one day at a time. Really starting to stress over money for christmas for the boys but I know it will all work out. God has a plan. Just stinks since I only work 2 days a week and they are getting older so their wish lists are way more $$$$.

I promise I will check in more often.
Good to see you here! Thinking of you!!!
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Old 11-10-2010, 10:31 AM   #3712
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It's not just concerts. They do the same thing with the cruises too. That's a lot of money to hand over 2 weeks after you announced it. All I'm saying is, they're not nearly as big as they used to be, so don't charge like you are. I know U2 is a different fan base but they're one of the biggest bands in the world. The fact that NKOTB is charging more than them for admission to their fan club is laughable to me. We all have different opinions. This is just mine. The initial hysteria from the reunion has worn off.
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Old 11-10-2010, 11:12 AM   #3713
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[QUOTE=jenny105;38899596]It's not just concerts. They do the same thing with the cruises too. QUOTE]

But they don't have a probelm selling out the cruise and we always know the announcement is coming. I look at as if I can't afford it then, chances are good I wouldn't be able to anyway. Just looking at it from the business point of view.
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Old 11-10-2010, 12:18 PM   #3714
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Oh... did everyone see the pic of the stage? Will be interesting to see how this works. http://plixi.com/p/55987253

their stage looks like Lady Gaga's stage....just like her set up in fact!
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Old 11-11-2010, 07:46 AM   #3715
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No fan clubs for me, I've spent enough money on those boys. Honestly, even if I wasn't getting a little put off by them...I would not be going to one of these shows. Seeing them in such a small venue where they're only a few feet away has spoiled me for life. I wouldn't be able to go see them in a big arena. Seriously, nothing will ever top being front row and able to reach the stage (and having Jordan hold my hand!) so I need to just save my money. Thankfully, with all the new developments they're making it easy for me to do that.
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Old 11-11-2010, 07:55 AM   #3716
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I do agree the fan club price is stupid. I'm not joining it but those women who gotta have all those little bells and whistles will pay that $80. And that's fine.

I do agree with everyones talk about announcing a show then it going on sale 2 weeks later for a date 6 months away. I also hate being lied to. Like I said in a previous post, the arena blamed the production crew for the cancelling of several dates back in may/june of last year, but in fact it was poor ticket sales. I had F*%#$(@ 11th row middle seats for the Charlotte show and it got nixed b/c they hadn't sold but 4% of the lawn seats and only 3/4 of assigned seats. Sad.

As stated, I see where fans feel they're getting taken advantage of. But like I said, the guys themselves don't have a clue what's going on and it's all their managers, producers, and business staff running their lives basically. Hope everyone can make it to a show, get their WOOOOOOO on, and not break the bank doing it.
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I emailed ILoveAllAccess to ask ticket prices, just for the heck of it...and the Premium tickets for front row are $695 I just can't justify that, I've been blessed to have front row in my life on 3 different occasions, once on the Magic Summer tour once on the Face The Music tour and on the first leg of the Reunion tour so I can't see paying those prices....I agree with you N&B's Mom, thanks but no thanks....love them but think I'll save my $$$ for a family trip to Disney
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Old 11-11-2010, 10:48 AM   #3718
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$695! I couldn't even justify spending the $300 it was for the other shows. I'm almost afraid to look at what ticket prices will be.
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$695! I couldn't even justify spending the $300 it was for the other shows. I'm almost afraid to look at what ticket prices will be.
I haven't been on twitter much today but did see that the prices are now on ticketmaster for the dates that have been released. Looked like normal prices, $45ish-$100ish. I will go check it out and post back.
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5 star details (these are for Chicago)...

The NKOTB 5 Star package offers three choices:

Choice 1: 5 STAR with one ticket in rows 2 thru 10 in Sect. 1 & 3 facing stage; Meet & Greet & photo op with NKOTB band members (in groups of 10); and the package details below. ($395)
Choice 2: 5 STAR PLUS with one ticket in front row facing ramp in Sect. 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12 & 14; Meet & Greet & photo op with NKOTB band members (in groups of 10); and the package details below. ($495)
Choice 3: ULTIMATE VIP with one ticket in front row facing stage in Sect. 1 & 3; Meet & Greet & Individual photo op with NKOTB band members; opportunity to stand inside B Stage barricade for 3 songs; and the package details below. ($695)
Package details:
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  • NKOTB souvenir laminate
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  • Does NOT include BSB
  • Click here for a general stage diagram
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