Thursday, 5 March 2015

Would you pay to meet your idol?

I've wanted to do a post about this for a while now and I've finally got round to it. I feel like now I've had experiences of meeting my "idols", I can openly and honest make a decision. I would never pay specifically to meet my idol, as I think that's quite bad for someone to make money from meeting a person for about ten seconds. All these people who pay to meet Justin Bieber get to spent about twenty seconds with him, get a photo where he's not even smiling and get hurried out the door. I don't mind paying to meet someone if your a purchasing a product as well. For example, I went to the Zoella signing and paid £12.99 for a ticket which included the book. I wouldn't have paid that otherwise, I know that's not a lot of money but I personally feel like you shouldn't have to pay to meet your idol, after all they're just people like us. 

In October I met Mcbusted. As some of you know, I'm not to keen on the super group but I went along simply because I wanted to meet McFly. It wasn't expensive to get to meet them, all you had to do was buy their single. I travelled into Kingston to meet them and waited for three hours in the cold. I would never do this again, when I went into the signing both Matt and James ignored me, I know I didn't go to meet them but I would have thought they might have been pleased people had come to see them. I'm just glad I didn't pay hundreds of pounds to meet them, there's no point. You get rushed through a signing for them to make small talk with you. 

I was also lucky enough to meet Zoe Sugg this year at her signing for girl online, I didn't rate the book much but it was still one of the best things I've done. The event was very well organised and for me, it wasn't about getting a book signed. It was about meeting the women who's blog I had been reading for many years, it was about meeting the women who has worked her way up and shown everyone that anyone succeed, you just need to put in hard work. I actually got to speak to Zoe and got a picture with her, even though no photography was allowed. Zoe genuinely seemed interested in all the people that came to see her and I got to tell her that I loved her work and that I had a blog. 

I think things like Summer in the city and play list are really good. I'm being slightly contradictory here but I think that because you pay to meet loads of youtubers and creators. Its not just one person, also from watching some play list vlogs I saw that people like Zoe did a meet and greet where she went round to different tables, signed some bits, got selfie's and actually spent time with her fans. I think events like these are great as you get to meet a lot of youtubers. I just think paying hundreds to meet one person or a band is a bit silly, I think its different to meeting Youtubers. Bands have been doing signings and meet and greets for years and I think to bands, your just a face out of the crowd whereas with Youtubers, you are the reason they can be at the event and making content, I feel the Youtube community appreciate each and everyone of their viewers as they know what its like, they have people they watch on Youtube and know how amazing it would be if they could meet them. I feel like because they have had to really work hard to make and edit their content, they appreciate the amount that watch them (I'm not saying pop stars don't, I know how hard they work but they don't have to produce their music, videos and all that other stuff. Someone else does it.).

Let me know your thoughts in the comments.

Bye for now xxx

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