So, one of my favorite bands offers up the opportunity to buy tickets to a meet and greet, and a soundcheck, and I’m ready to jump all over it. I have no problem paying for it, because it’s a great, unique opportunity and who knows when I’ll get it again. And instead of it being a random drawing…
Read this and you know what I think about it! All seconded!
But the whole thing essentially means “if you’re rich you can have this” whereas with a random drawing more people actually have a chance. Like saying that the people who had an issue with it were “entitled spoiled brats” is ridiculous to be completely honest.
No, it’s not. They’re entitled spoiled brats because of how they reacted when they couldn’t have something. It’s the “I can’t have it so no one can!” mentality that was so prevalent yesterday that is entitled and spoiled.
There are people out there who can’t even afford to buy a ticket to just a show, does that mean no one should get to go because they can’t afford it? No, that’s a ridiculous idea, but that’s exactly what is going on here.
It sucks that everyone couldn’t afford it, it really does. But there are people out there who could, or people out there who were going to do what they could to scrounge together the money. I guarantee you there were Gaslight fans out there who couldn’t afford it, but were going to get this given to them as a birthday present or something and probably be absolutely over the moon thrilled about it. But now no one gets anything. And why? Because people threw a hissy fit when they learned other people might get something they couldn’t have.
That’s how children act. That’s how entitled, spoiled brats act.
I hope they cover “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” on this tour, maybe people will learn something.