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Fall Out Boy Add "Meet and Greet"...

Posted by: Jason Tate (08/01/13)
One day after I poke fun at BOTDF for their "meet the band" packages in their merch store, Fall Out Boy rolls out a similar package for their Overcast Kids fan club. I still think these are an odd new addition to a band's "merch" bag of tricks.
Starting tomorrow, Thursday, August 1st at Noon EDT, Overcast Kids will have access to purchase a specially priced and limited Meet & Greet Ticketless Bundle. These bundles are available for each date of the Save Rock and Roll Fall Arena Tour 2013 and they will only be available via the Fall Out Boy packages page. These packages will be available exclusively to OCK through Monday, August 5th at Noon EDT when, pending sellout, they will open to the public at a higher cost.

To purchase this bundle, you MUST have already purchased a ticket to attend the tour date. This is a ticketless bundle, an experience, not a ticket.

What does this Meet & Greet Ticketless Bundle include?
- You will gain access to a Meet & Greet with Fall Out Boy.
- You will receive an exclusive FOB Vinyl Wall Clock.
- You will receive a FOB Save Rock and Roll Wristband.
- You will receive a commemorative M&G Laminate

During the OCK exclusive period, each bundle is $99 (plus shipping) and it gives access for one, the purchaser. Bundles are not transferable. The name on the billing information will be the name that goes on the M&G list. Each participate will need their own purchased bundle. No guests. No parental escorts without their own bundle.

- if you cannot meet these requirements, please don't purchase a bundle.

The wall clock, wristband and laminate will be shipped to you- hence the shipping charge. Details on attending the Meet & Greet will be emailed to purchasers.

As bundles go on sale- if the buy now link reads sold out, please keep refreshing the page to see if bundles become available! There may still be inventory tied up in carts that could become available.

To access the Meet & Greet Ticketless Bundle:

These bundles will be available through the Fall Out Boy Packages page only. You must be logged into Overcast Kids to access this link. No code needed. This link can only be accessed from this page. 
And the link for the below dates is... http://packages.artistarena.com/falloutboy/

Bundles are offered first come, first serve. There will be a limit of 4 bundles per transaction.

To be clear- This package does NOT include a ticket to the show. You must have already purchased a ticket to attend this date in order to participate in the Meet & Greet.

Rules:
-If it's not stated in this post, it's likely not accurate.
-Once you purchase your bundle, that is your bundle. You cannot exchange for a different date. Please make sure you are purchasing for the correct date before completing your order.

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10:25 AM on 08/01/13
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I've met plenty of bands without ever paying to do so. This seems a bit like a scam. Just hang out after the show and meet some damn fans.
10:27 AM on 08/01/13
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I've met plenty of bands without ever paying to do so. This seems a bit like a scam. Just hang out after the show and meet some damn fans.
these guys would be mobbed if they hung out after a show. this is still a weird concept, but i can understand why they wouldn't want to just roll up to a crowd of people and be like "hey everyone. lets hang. just try not to trample a bunch of kids."
10:28 AM on 08/01/13
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I've met plenty of bands without ever paying to do so. This seems a bit like a scam. Just hang out after the show and meet some damn fans.
I think you may be grossly underestimating the size of FOB these days
10:30 AM on 08/01/13
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I can see the appeal of wanting guaranteed one on one time with a band. They can't guarantee that they can come out after every show- wouldn't be surprised if they couldn't come out after ANY at an arena tour....much less alone had time for every fan. It's a nice thing when you can meet a band by just hanging around but when a band becomes too big for that I understand the idea of having to pay.
10:31 AM on 08/01/13
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But I've been to big shows and still met bands. I guess it might be a little different given the (I'm assuming) young age of their fan base. They could still just randomly select ticket holders to meet them. It just feels like a cheap way to make a quick buck off their fans (or as is likely in this case, their fans' parents.
10:32 AM on 08/01/13
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When Pete Wentz toured with Black Cards in the UK, the band made a table at the back of the venue for the end of the show and sat and met every single fan.

Bands have to make money somehow and if people will pay then fair enough.
10:35 AM on 08/01/13
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I can see the appeal of wanting guaranteed one on one time with a band. They can't guarantee that they can come out after every show- wouldn't be surprised if they couldn't come out after ANY at an arena tour....much less alone had time for every fan. It's a nice thing when you can meet a band by just hanging around but when a band becomes too big for that I understand the idea of having to pay.

Meet and greets are hardly one on one time, its much more like "walk and shake hands while a desk separates you and maybe snap a photo as you get one signed item."


Also, this seems a bit hypocritical following Joe's rant about coming to shows to enjoy music, not meet the band. To sell that experience after criticizing it is pretty lame, but then again fan clubs are usually label operated. FBR has made so much money through those.

These guys (with the exception of Pete) are pretty accessible.
10:36 AM on 08/01/13
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When Pete Wentz toured with Black Cards in the UK, the band made a table at the back of the venue for the end of the show and sat and met every single fan.

Bands have to make money somehow and if people will pay then fair enough.
When I saw Patrick on his solo tour he stayed outside and met every fan as well. However the difference between an arena and the hole-in-the-wall bar that Patrick played doesn't even need to be said.
10:37 AM on 08/01/13
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Meet and greets are hardly one on one time, its much more like "walk and shake hands while a desk separates you and maybe snap a photo as you get one signed item."


Also, this seems a bit hypocritical following Joe's rant about coming to shows to enjoy music, not meet the band. To sell that experience after criticizing it is pretty lame, but then again fan clubs are usually label operated. FBR has made so much money through those.

These guys (with the exception of Pete) are pretty accessible.
Free meet and greets are like that...when you pay, I'm guessing that 99% of the time there is no table. they are standing there and you probably get a group picture. And you get to say something. Sure you probably can't have a lengthy conversation but if you want to say a few words about how much you appreciate their music, you can.
10:39 AM on 08/01/13
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No exclusive vinyl. No care.
10:40 AM on 08/01/13
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10:43 AM on 08/01/13
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Also, this seems a bit hypocritical following Joe's rant about coming to shows to enjoy music, not meet the band. To sell that experience after criticizing it is pretty lame, but then again fan clubs are usually label operated. FBR has made so much money through those.

That was my first thought, haha. But if people want to pay, then whatever. I just know I'd never spend $99 to meet someone.
10:43 AM on 08/01/13
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No exclusive vinyl. No care.
You could play your clock?
10:50 AM on 08/01/13
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For who? Me?

I still think monetizing meet and greets is weird. I get it -- albums aren't selling - find a way to make money in this industry ... I guess. But it's weird in a scene known for inclusivity and a band known for years to spend as much time as humanly possible hanging out with fans and saying things like:

https://twitter.com/petewentz/status/335881746090426370

But whatever, people charge for "access" every day in a variety of ways ... guess I can't knock it too much. I get it pragmatically and yet find it principally awkward.
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