Tuesday, July 31, 2007

What to expect at the meet and greets

A couple of people have asked how the Fanfire/Signature meet-and-greets work so here is a little primer.

Here is how they typically work: You'll meet John I. at the designated time and he gives you the passes and the instructions on where to meet him after the show. John is a nice guy and he's happy to chat with everyone.

The band will sign one item per person, and they have some weird rules about what they'll sign-no guitars, no pick guards, no drum heads. If there is any uncertainty check with John before the show.

The band usually comes in after 15-20 minutes and everybody lines up to get their photos, one photo per person. It is really quick and while the guys are generally nice they do probably want to get out of there so you won't be having any long conversations.

After everyone gets a photo taken the band sits down behind a table and everyone lines up again to get their one autograph; as soon as you get yours you're ushered out the back door.

The whole process probably only takes 5-10 minutes, at St. Paul there were only 5 people but at Houston there were more than 30 and it was pretty disorganized.

They upload the photos a few days after the show and you can download them or e-mail them or whatever.

If you don't have high expectations you'll probably be happy--it feels a bit like an assembly line but everyone is still really nice and cool, Dusty especially was great on Saturday. Really for a lot of people this is a once-in-a-lifetime chance, so if you can afford it, you should take advantage of the opportunity.

We have not had any regular backstage passes on this tour yet so we can't really tell you if that process has changed from how it has been in the past. If anyone has any info, please pass it along.

2 comments:

gschabojr said...

Sure wish we could have had some chips and salsa that was on the table.

It was well organized....only complaint too short and straight to the point.

It doesn't matter too much, 11 shows and finally had the chance to meet 'em up close and get photographed with them - well worth the money.

Groovin8r said...

Sure wish we could have had some chips and salsa that was on the table.

It was well organized....only complaint too short and straight to the point.

It doesn't matter too much, 11 shows and finally had the chance to meet 'em up close and get photographed with them - well worth the money.