The Value Of Being Important: How Much Would You Pay for VIP Tickets?
Roger Waters (The Wall: Live)
Photo By Jim Bricker
Special Packages: VIP Party - $550; VIP Tour - $375
Big Draw: VIP Party - closer seating, "Exclusive pre-show reception, including buffet dinner and open bar (beer and wine)"; VIP Tour - close seating, tour swag
Price Difference: $350-$175
This epic of music and architecture returns to Houston and if you thought it was good the first time imagine how much better it'll be after you eat dinner with complete strangers. At one point they talked about VIPs being so close to the stage that they might be part of the show, but that idea seems to have been abandoned. Given Roger's history of fan interaction and spitting that was probably a wise decision. A piece of advice from Rocks Off: the pre-show reception is not the place to reenact the "One Of My Turns" sequence from the movie. Nobody is writing a rock epic about the guy who got hammered at the Toyota Center pre-show reception.
Photo By Daniel Kramer
Special Packages: Ultimate VIP- $995; VIP-$595; Tour- $395
Big Draw: Ultimate - Front row seating, backstage tour; VIP - close seating, backstage tour; Tour - close seating
Price Difference: $850-$250
If you've ever wanted a peak behind the curtain of a major road show and you want to be the closest person in the room when "Hot For Teacher" starts then this is your VIP wish come true. It's true that it'll cost you a grand and it's true you'll have to spend the next few months praying nothing derails the tour but no one ever said wishes were easy. It's worth pointing out that the Ultimate VIPs also get free parking (where available according to the VIP Nation site), so if you can only afford the $595 ticket you may want to stop by the ATM on the way to the show if you plan on parking your car. Not even VIPs get everything handed to them.