As an international VIP, this does piss me off. I did research, comparing the 2012 Alive Tour with 2015 Made tour using the New Jersey shows as reference. I love Bigbang but I hate Live Nation and YG for ripping us, international fans in America, off. Not only was there a total of 29 songs in 2012, but there were no videos in between, wasting about 5 minutes or more of the concert for each video shown, making the actual concert of them singing and chatting to the fans about an hour, which is pretty sad tbh.
No lie, I found both a 2012 recording and 2015 recording of both concert, the whole thing and the 2012 show is 2 hours long and the 2015 show is an hour and a half minus 5 videos (or was it 6?) that are approx 5 minutes in length each.
Not only that but the sound check was twice as long as the one this year. The prices pretty much doubled and we got less. Not to mention the merch was over priced and didn’t even match what was advertised online. We waited 2 years for them to come back and YG and Live Nation just looked at us as cheap cash cows. I even did research on the setlists in asia and they had about 3-4 more songs than the American tour. Favouritism is a definite that’s for sure. Not that that is a surprise but I’d hope they’d at least match 2012 in quantity and quality but that did not happen. I hope in the future this doesn’t happen again because it definitely is not fair for us American fans. Am I grateful I saw Bigbang again? Yes, but I am ungrateful towards Live Nation and YG for over charging us and giving us less than what 2012 had. Would it have killed them to at least include a light stick in the Bae Bae and Made package?
Now I get to add the amount of fanservice that was at the after party in Macau. In Toronto it was nothing. 30min in and then out. In Macau Taeyang jumped into the audience?? Yeah ok for all those who are like “Oh it’s so they don’t wear out and get over worked and tired” You know what? They’re not 50 years old, there are artists out there who tour just as much and are basically twice Bigbang’s age. Don’t give me that excuse! “Oh but they dance and sing”, Um so do a lot of other artists. How about drummers of bands??? They use a lot of physical energy, especially heavy metal bands! This excuse because they wear out is so annoying because they’re not old decrepit men. They even did an unannounced clubbing/party in Las Vegas where Seungri did DJ, that no one (besides the people who already were planning to go clubbing there) knew about.
Oh an 1 more thing WTH TAEYANG, YOU DIDN’T TAKE OFF YOUR SHIRT. HOW UNGODLY OF YOU D:< !!! J/K love you YB.
If you don’t agree, good for you, don’t respond. I have chatted amongst many VIP’s who have felt like they got cheated out of their money. Please do not bother responding if you disagree or reblog, complaining about my complaint.
I am damn FUCKIN GRATEFUL to have seen Bigbang, but Live Nation and YG do not have my gratitude for all the shit a lot of VIP’s had to go through to see Bigbang that shouldn’t have happened in the first place if it was organized properly.
Such as some not receiving the bag in the Baebae/made package, some denied their meet and greet during the after party because they were “too late”, the false advertisement of prices for the merchandise online, the extreme lack of organization of the lines for baebae/made ticket holders and the stampede that occured in the LV show and many other unpleasant things that took place amongst other fans. Especially for the fans who have to travel to see them. I met girls from Japan who came to Las Vegas, fans from Miami, fans from everywhere and travelling is not cheap! I came from Canada with others so I too spent a lot to see them, we just wanted our moneys worth.
Shit son! Over 200 notes, didn’t expect many to agree with this xD I know there will be ones who toootally disagree but you know what? Unless you are in our shoes and understand how we feel, don’t even.
The girl said I was next and I kinda freaked out. So I walked in said “hi” they greeted me and hugged really tight. Dan smelled warm and Phil smelled kinda fruity.
Dan:I love your ears!
Me: thank you sm
Phil: how are you?
Me: honestly amazing. I’ve been waiting 6 years for this.
Dan: oh wow sorry for the extreme procrastination.
Me: you have honestly saved my life. You helped me so much!
Dan: awe thank you for telling us!
Phil: that’s so sweet.
Me: I love you guys so much.
Dan/Phil: awe we love you too!
During this they were signing my book.
Dan (saw my form): what’s this?
Natalia: hehe it’s an adoption form for my internet friend and I. We met BC of you and it only seemed fitting
Dan: that’s amazing
Me: and Dan this is for you!
Dad: this is amazing! Look(shows Phil) Can I keep this!
Phil:that’s so good!
*security guard hands cat ears*
Dan: the real The real question is who’s blue and who’s pink
Me: you’re pink and PHILS blue. BC I’m purple and blue plus pink make purple and you made me who I am today
Dan: I’m assuming I’m taking the photo
Dan:nice shibe backround
Me: can I have another hug
*insert extra tight hugs*
Me: love you
After this I got my merch and awaited until we were aloud in the show :)
The show was honestly so amazing and I loved it sm! (No spoiler obvs)