When you go to a concert, you expect to enjoy a night of music and seeing your favorite artists live, but meeting them is just the cherry on top. Although many artists are not currently doing meet & greets because of the COVID-19 pandemic, they are usually a fun and memorable time.
Concerts are finally back and that is great, but when meet & greets come back, you know we will be almost back to normal.
Have you ever seen your friends’ pictures from their concert and they also met the artist playing and you wondered how they did that? Well, we have five ways to get a meet & greet at a concert.
You Can Buy Them
Many venues offer fans the chance to buy meet & greets when they buy their tickets. Some are included with a ticket and others are sold separately. Sometimes when you buy a meet & greet, they include a Q&A, a backstage tour, exclusive merch, early entry into the venue, signed merch, or other cool experiences, and of course a picture and a few minutes with the artist.
Radio Stations Sometimes Give Them Away
If you can’t afford the incredibly expensive meet and greets, but still want to meet your favorite singer/band, you can also listen to the radio. Sometimes, radio stations give away tickets or meet and greets a few months before the concert is about to happen. You either have to listen to the radio and be the right caller, which is extremely hard to do, or sometimes you can enter on their website.
Sometimes Artists Give Them Away
Many artists do not sell their meet & greets, but actually give them away to deserving fans. For example, Katy Perry’s team used to organize meet & greets through a fan website, where fans could win them free of charge. Other artists like Taylor Swift either reach out to fans on social media or see fans at the concert who are dressed up and having a great time and offer them backstage passes all for free!
This may be very hard, but sometimes you can meet celebrities by their tour buses after the show. It may be easier for smaller artists or tours like Dancing With The Stars, but sometimes if the artist doesn’t have anywhere to go the next day, you might get lucky. But don’t count on it and don’t stalk them, especially if security tells you they are not coming out.
Besides radio contests, there are a lot of other ways to meet your faves. Sometimes the venues or the concert promoter (such as Live Nation) has opportunities for meet and greets. You might also need to shell out a little money through places like Omaze. And be sure to follow many social media accounts that are related to the artist, venue or concerts.
Good luck to everyone! You all deserve to meet your favorite people.