Beliebers have to forfeit their meet and greet tickets
Posted On Mar 23, 2016
Justin Bieber’s Purpose Tour just lost its purpose. At least for hundreds of beliebers who paid some pretty pennies for tickets to meet the superstar. The “Love Yourself” star took to Instagram last night to announce his decision to cancel all meet and greets during his tour.
Wait, what do you mean?
It turns out that while fans may walk away from a meet and greet feeling ecstatic, Bieber shares different sentiments.
“Want to make people smile and happy but not at my expense and I always leave feeling mentally and emotionally exhausted to the point of depression.”
Love u guys.. I’m going to be canceling my meet and greets. I enjoy meeting such incredible people but I end up feeling so drained and filled with so much of other people’s spiritual energy that I end up so drained and unhappy.. Want to make people smile and happy but not at my expense and I always leave feeling mentally and emotionally exhausted to the point of depression .. The pressure of meeting people’s expectations of what I’m supposed to be is so much for me to handle and a lot on my shoulders. Never want to disappoint but I feel I would rather give you guys the show and my albums as promised. Can’t tell you how sorry I am, and wish it wasn’t so hard on me.. And I want to stay in the healthy mindset I’m in to give you the best show you have ever seen 😉
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Bieber’s apology seemed sincere and genuine. But I’m not sure that the people who spent between $900 and $2,000 for VIP tickets will feel the same. Is it too late now to say sorry? Bkstg, the company responsible for Bieber’s VIP packages, also shared their thoughts with an added spin on the matter.
The Justin Bieber “I’ll Show You” M&G package has been changed into a VIP hangout, due to a security scare. A photo posted by Justin Bieber Crew (@jbcrewdotcom) on
Apparently, a security scare also prompted the decision to cancel the meet and greets.
Of course, we would all be curious to know if the VIP package holders would be receiving refunds..
A photo posted by Justin Bieber Crew (@jbcrewdotcom) on
Bkstg confirmed in a subsequent post that the company will offer refunds, but only if fans forfeit their ticket altogether. Otherwise, they can exchange their meet and greet ticket for a VIP hangout ticket. The hangout will permit fans to still see Bieber in a lounge setting, but they won’t be able to get up close and take photographs. Better than nothing, right?
The singer still has 114 shows on the remainder of his Purpose world tour.
P.S. I’m truly sorry to all the Beliebers out there who were greatly disappointed by the news. You can pick your jaws up off the ground now.
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