@Chris_Styles I understand both sides. I just said that for me personally, the experience itself is everything I need. Of course people need photos and I’d be bummed if I had one and it was blurred but again, for me, the actual meeting is what counts. It depends on every person’s likings really.
As for what @TripleXero mentioned, I unfortunately know for a fact that a lot of LPU members that hadn’t won the m&g for the show they were attending, got “special” treatment because they are considered “famous” in the community (which means staff, band members etc actually know them), so when they were greeted by I don’t know who from the staff, they were led backstage, had private tours and met everyone. I also know that Jim once invited some non LPU members to the m&g simply because they went and said hi to him…
On that note, let me just say how stupid I think those “premium” m&g packages are. Like, WTF? Pay a ridiculous amount of money for what? A tour and a “special” m&g with the band? Please!! That’s just another way to make some extra bucks. Also, I don’t understand why LPU members pay for the Summits. Paying for it doesn’t mean that it’s included in the membership. They should just open the spots for everyone and whoever managed to get tickets fast got to go, it’s so simple.
@xTirea It really depends on the band member at the time. If you ask for a selfie and they say yes, there’s no problem. You’re allowed to take photos in general, they just ask you to not do it while someone is signing your stuff, talking to you, but in some m&gs (including the one I attended) there were minors in the group so photos we not allowed AT ALL. Security was all over us, literally. That’s probably why they didn’t let you take any in Poland, and I’m sure it has happened before too.