So,wanted to share my experience yesterday with the meet and greet as I know some of you are attending upcoming Meet & Greet's and are curious about what it will be like. Well,all I can say is that I hope your experience is better then mine because mine was truly awful. The way I obtained the meet and greet was through winning the contest the American Idol was advertising from Ford. They gave me two meet and greet passes as well as two show tickets. Now,in fairness,I will say the tickets were great! Seats were one row up,very close to the stage so that part of it was great, the meet and greet not so. Firstly,they informed me to be there by 4:15pm at the latest, just to make sure there were no problems I got there at 3:30PM. I went to the VIP entrance and was told just to wait and at 4:15PM a crew member will come and get us, well they did not come until 5:00pm. There were two meet and greet's going on, I was with the first one which was supposed to be the better one and then there was a second one that was for people who purchased the Super-Star package from Ticketmaster. It was so late that they pretty much just merged it all into one. When we got inside the idols were sitting at a long table. Not all of them, Stefano and James were not there. We were not allowed to take pictures with them or have anything autographed except for the group photo they provided to us. We were allowed to take pictures of them alone but you had to walk and take pictures as security was yelling to keep the line moving the whole time. In total, I was with the idols about one minute. We left the room, we still had about an hour until the doors officially opened at 6pm, they did not allow us to wait in the building. We had to go outside and wait in the pouring rain for an hour until we were allowed back in.
Terrible Meet & Greet, I guess I can't complian that much because I did get it for free I would have been alot more upset had I paid for the passes but I was so disappointed. We did have a very bad rain storm here yesterday so perhaps the idols were delayed due to the weather and thats why things were so rushed, hope if anyone else is attending one they have a better time then I did.