"Our countries are broken with dealing with drugs, America. England’s not very good with it. America’s not very good with it. My friend died that way and it’s not fair that we have such a stigmatized society towards those kinds of things and I just want to dedicate this song to her so, Me." - Matty Healy
There are a million reasons to respect and admire Enter Shikari, and this is one of them. I’ve always hated VIP packages. They didnt exist in this scene when I used to go to shows. So glad Rou isnt afraid to be vocal about it.
not to mention that it encourages elitism among fans and that’s the worst thing you can do as musicians. you want to GIVE your fans an experience, not make it exclusive to those who have the money. sorry, I know for some of you paying for a meet & greet is the only way to meet your favorite band and it’s entirely up to you if you wanna do it, but it should be a special experience, not a bought one. and in my opinion paying for it makes it less special and genuine. I would want my favorite musician/band to want to meet me because they actually appreciate me as a fan, not because I paid them for it.
also pay for fan clubs are the worst things in existence and are just as bad as M+Gs for spreading elitism in the fan base