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      I know that you only get invited to sound check - not backstage. But does Paul sometimes greet the VIP (front row, hot sound, etc) or not really? I am guessing it's unlikely but wanted to ask. It seems like the front row seats are on the sides too so trying to determine if it's worth the money.

        A VIP package doesn't give you the opportunity to meet Paul. You arrive early, are escorted into a room to wait, then the large group is escorted down to soundcheck. At soundcheck, you don't sit in your seats for the concert, but rather after the first section of seats.

        Following soundcheck, the group is escorted back upstairs to a private room where dinner and drinks are served up until the start of the concert.

        Just my opinion, but a Hot Sound package is a much better deal. 3rd - 6th row center is much better than 1st row far off on the sides.

        Hope this helps!

          All of that . . .plus sometimes you get early shopping at a merch stand after the soundcheck is over before the rest of the hoards are allowed in.

          And there is freebie swag (backpacks, tour program, etc.). If you are lucky enough, Shelly will give you a Macca guitar pick at soundcheck . . .I was not that lucky

          Still . . .great experience. I had a 3rd row center seat just 1 seat to the left of Paul's microphone . . .lotsa cash . . .no regrets

            I agree. I have done VIP route about 12 times. Since front row seats are on the side, you don't have a straight-on view of Paul. I prefer Hot Sound, and try for center section. You are never, ever going to meet Paul just from buying a VIP ticket, so you can't go into it thinking that or you will be sorely disappointed. That said, the VIP experience is great (or else I would not have done it 12 times!) but I'll warn you - once you do it, it's hard to go back to the "cheap seats."

            The Soundcheck experience varies from venue to venue but basically it is what was said above - large group, escorted to room to wait, then escorted to Soundcheck where you are a whole section removed from Paul and the band, but it's a fun experience. Then you go back to have a meal. Sometimes you have free drinks, sometimes you have drink tickets, and sometimes you have a cash bar. They may give you the time and access to one of the vendors before the crowd gets there so that you can buy some merchandise. They will also give you your VIP gift - which has been in the past a backpack, a tote bag, or a duffel type bag, and generally includes some kind of water bottle and concert program. I highly recommend the experience!

              Oh and if you scream really loud at soundcheck for a certain song . . .he might do it

                Seuss:Oh and if you scream really loud at soundcheck for a certain song . . .he might do it

                Worked for you, didn't it?

                  maccascruff:

                  Seuss:Oh and if you scream really loud at soundcheck for a certain song . . .he might do it

                  Worked for you, didn't it?

                  It sure enough did

                    maccascruff:

                    Seuss:Oh and if you scream really loud at soundcheck for a certain song . . .he might do it

                    Worked for you, didn't it?

                    What song was it? Already in soundsounds?

                      oobu24:

                      maccascruff:
                      Seuss:Oh and if you scream really loud at soundcheck for a certain song . . .he might do it

                      Worked for you, didn't it?

                      What song was it? Already in soundsounds?

                      "Every Night" (sorry - nothing rare). And yes he performs it in soundcheck sometimes but not every time. It's one of my fav Macca songs and I was determined to hear it

                        Seuss:

                        oobu24:
                        maccascruff:
                        Seuss:Oh and if you scream really loud at soundcheck for a certain song . . .he might do it

                        Worked for you, didn't it?

                        What song was it? Already in soundsounds?

                        "Every Night" (sorry - nothing rare). And yes he performs it in soundcheck sometimes but not every time. It's one of my fav Macca songs and I was determined to hear it

                        I had a bunch of Alligator signs printed up but to no avail. He did it once I think in soundcheck.

                          oobu24:

                          Seuss:
                          oobu24:
                          maccascruff:
                          Seuss:Oh and if you scream really loud at soundcheck for a certain song . . .he might do it

                          Worked for you, didn't it?

                          What song was it? Already in soundsounds?

                          "Every Night" (sorry - nothing rare). And yes he performs it in soundcheck sometimes but not every time. It's one of my fav Macca songs and I was determined to hear it

                          I had a bunch of Alligator signs printed up but to no avail. He did it once I think in soundcheck.

                          Maybe screaming would help ? Perhaps Paul did my request just so I'd be quiet? ops:

                              mrm512:I agree. I have done VIP route about 12 times. Since front row seats are on the side, you don't have a straight-on view of Paul. I prefer Hot Sound, and try for center section. You are never, ever going to meet Paul just from buying a VIP ticket, so you can't go into it thinking that or you will be sorely disappointed. That said, the VIP experience is great (or else I would not have done it 12 times!) but I'll warn you - once you do it, it's hard to go back to the "cheap seats."

                              The Soundcheck experience varies from venue to venue but basically it is what was said above - large group, escorted to room to wait, then escorted to Soundcheck where you are a whole section removed from Paul and the band, but it's a fun experience. Then you go back to have a meal. Sometimes you have free drinks, sometimes you have drink tickets, and sometimes you have a cash bar. They may give you the time and access to one of the vendors before the crowd gets there so that you can buy some merchandise. They will also give you your VIP gift - which has been in the past a backpack, a tote bag, or a duffel type bag, and generally includes some kind of water bottle and concert program. I highly recommend the experience!

                              You are so right!!!! The VIP experiences are addictive!!

                                forget 64:

                                mrm512:I agree. I have done VIP route about 12 times. Since front row seats are on the side, you don't have a straight-on view of Paul. I prefer Hot Sound, and try for center section. You are never, ever going to meet Paul just from buying a VIP ticket, so you can't go into it thinking that or you will be sorely disappointed. That said, the VIP experience is great (or else I would not have done it 12 times!) but I'll warn you - once you do it, it's hard to go back to the "cheap seats."

                                The Soundcheck experience varies from venue to venue but basically it is what was said above - large group, escorted to room to wait, then escorted to Soundcheck where you are a whole section removed from Paul and the band, but it's a fun experience. Then you go back to have a meal. Sometimes you have free drinks, sometimes you have drink tickets, and sometimes you have a cash bar. They may give you the time and access to one of the vendors before the crowd gets there so that you can buy some merchandise. They will also give you your VIP gift - which has been in the past a backpack, a tote bag, or a duffel type bag, and generally includes some kind of water bottle and concert program. I highly recommend the experience!

                                You are so right!!!! The VIP experiences are addictive!!

                                New merch this year...big canvas tote with a zipper lid, a small throw blanket, small dated poster and date commemorative ticket. No more backpacks! ;)

                                  I loved the merchandise! (By the way, it was a insulated cooler, not just a canvas tote bag). I wish we got a tour program.

                                  And even though he asked for song suggestions during the soundcheck, he ignored them.

                                  I am really glad I did the VIP...fulfilled my bucket list.

                                    forget 64:

                                    mrm512:I agree. I have done VIP route about 12 times. Since front row seats are on the side, you don't have a straight-on view of Paul. I prefer Hot Sound, and try for center section. You are never, ever going to meet Paul just from buying a VIP ticket, so you can't go into it thinking that or you will be sorely disappointed. That said, the VIP experience is great (or else I would not have done it 12 times!) but I'll warn you - once you do it, it's hard to go back to the "cheap seats."

                                    The Soundcheck experience varies from venue to venue but basically it is what was said above - large group, escorted to room to wait, then escorted to Soundcheck where you are a whole section removed from Paul and the band, but it's a fun experience. Then you go back to have a meal. Sometimes you have free drinks, sometimes you have drink tickets, and sometimes you have a cash bar. They may give you the time and access to one of the vendors before the crowd gets there so that you can buy some merchandise. They will also give you your VIP gift - which has been in the past a backpack, a tote bag, or a duffel type bag, and generally includes some kind of water bottle and concert program. I highly recommend the experience!

                                    You are so right!!!! The VIP experiences are addictive!!

                                    You got that right! I look at like this, everybody has 'their thing' - VIP is my 'thing'.

                                      I want to buy tickets for Fenway and I am debating between 1st row and hot sound. I have two kids so, for purposes of their sight view, I would prefer front row. At the ball park shows, there appears to be seven front floor sections. Does anyone know if the "side seats" at the ball parks are the sections immediately to the left and right of center (sections 3 and 5). Or are they sections 1 and 2, 6 and 7? Thanks.

                                        Sunshyne:

                                        forget 64:
                                        mrm512:I agree. I have done VIP route about 12 times. Since front row seats are on the side, you don't have a straight-on view of Paul. I prefer Hot Sound, and try for center section. You are never, ever going to meet Paul just from buying a VIP ticket, so you can't go into it thinking that or you will be sorely disappointed. That said, the VIP experience is great (or else I would not have done it 12 times!) but I'll warn you - once you do it, it's hard to go back to the "cheap seats."

                                        The Soundcheck experience varies from venue to venue but basically it is what was said above - large group, escorted to room to wait, then escorted to Soundcheck where you are a whole section removed from Paul and the band, but it's a fun experience. Then you go back to have a meal. Sometimes you have free drinks, sometimes you have drink tickets, and sometimes you have a cash bar. They may give you the time and access to one of the vendors before the crowd gets there so that you can buy some merchandise. They will also give you your VIP gift - which has been in the past a backpack, a tote bag, or a duffel type bag, and generally includes some kind of water bottle and concert program. I highly recommend the experience!

                                        You are so right!!!! The VIP experiences are addictive!!

                                        You got that right! I look at like this, everybody has 'their thing' - VIP is my 'thing'.

                                        Me too!!

                                          I want to buy tickets for Fenway and I am debating between 1st row and hot sound packages. I have two kids so, for purposes of their sight view, I would prefer front row. At the ball-park shows, there appears to be seven front floor sections (I will refer to them as section 1-7). Does anyone know if the "side seats" at the ball parks for the 1st Row Package are the sections immediately to the left and right of center (sections 3 and 5). Or are they sections 1 and 2, 6 and 7? Thanks.

                                            Previous outdoor and indoor McCartney concerts that I've been to they are at least the 2 side sections next to center. If there are more than 3 floor sections others were sometimes included.

                                            Try and find out the seat numbers. If you can get seats in the sections next to the center section then IMO they are worth it, otherwise being on the outside away from center section aren't worth it.

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