I think the numbers are gonna vary wherever you go. Certain shows may have just happened to have more fans who were in the know about the meet and greets, while other shows may have had more people who simply watched the TV show or were casual fans.
SheWolf wrote:Re: what Kelly said about people not knowing about meet and greets, I think that's par for the course. I believe the majority of folks who went to their shows are casual fans who don't spend oodles of time looking them up online or belong to forums or know much about their history or live performances. They simply know the show and have maybe watched some YouTube vids etc. I think the M&G is only common knowledge within the more intense fandom of a couple of forums. Last year I went to the first show of the tour. My friend and I knew nothing about meet and greets. We joked about how it would be cool if we happened to run into them in town before the show and that kind of thing but there was no precedent of M&G so it wasn't even a thought in our heads. When we saw people gathered outside after the show we decided to join them and within 5 minutes they both came out and Jem headed right to me first. The timing couldn't have been better. Then a friend was jealous so we went after the show in NYC the next night and did the M&G thing again with her so she could meet them. Anyway, when you think about how many people attend a show (3,000 on average this tour) versus how many actually wait afterwards (a couple hundred tops) it seems that most people either don't know about it or don't care about it.
I agree, that sounds about right. I'm actually really lucky that I found out about the meet and greets, because I only joined WTF! after the show when I was googling for reviews or videos of the Toronto show and came across the forum topic. I just happened to be looking at the FOTC Facebook page and people were writing stuff like, "thanks to the guys for coming out and meeting people!". That's really the only way I knew about it. I guess not everybody is lucky enough to come across stuff like that, because I've heard a bunch of stories of people who were at shows but didn't even know the meet and greets were taking place.
By the way SheWolf, I must say that I love your sig