Meet and Greets: Could Still Be a Thing or a Thing of the Past?
Covid-19 has changed our typical lifestyle dramatically and is unknown when things will get better. I was remembering my first and probably the last concert of 2020 since the pandemic started. The guys were set to perform on March 9 at the Don Haskins Center. It was during the time the Covid-19 situation began to escalate. KISS still kept their show date but canceled their meet and greet session with their fans. The KISS fans who purchased the meet and greet package were bummed but also understood why they did. After so long Covid-19 just pretty much grounded us from doing the things we love to do. You started hearing about band postponing their concerts then later canceling down the line. Now you’re starting to see bands unveiling their tour dates in the future.
I’m sure as hell content with the last band I got to meet and greet at their concert last year in November. That band I met last year was Bad Wolves. The guys had just gotten off stage and went to this private room that has a temp of freezing and below. When I was taken to the back the guys were super sweet and attentive to me. Bad Wolves rhythm guitarist Chris Cain hooked me up with 3 of their guitar pics one of which was from a special show they did. All the guys passed around my shirt and signed it right before our group picture. We all huddled in together closely to take the group picture that wouldn’t be allowed now. But just recently Disturbed released their tour dates and can’t help but wonder if the meet and greets will still be a thing or a thing of the past until times get better. My friend recently met one of his favorite comedians and took a picture without practicing social distancing. Pick your choice in the poll about how you think future meet and greets will be like below.