Melanie Martinez kicked off her Cry Baby Tour Part 2 in Seattle last week and made a few changes along the way. Along with an updated set list, bigger stage, and new outfits, Melanie offers a brand new VIP experience for meet and greet ticket holders , but some fans were not happy!
Instead of VIP fans lining up for individual selfies with the singer, as it has been done on previous tours, the Cry Baby Tour Part 2 offers a group photo along with admission to the “sound check party.”
The decision comes from Melanie herself, as she wants to give fans more than just a selfie. After a wave of complaints making rounds on social media, Cry Baby herself took to her Tumblr page to set things straight:
I am no longer able to do one on one m&gs. This tour we have soundcheck parties which are super intimate lil performances for you guys and with that are a few group photos as well. I am individually meeting everyone in the group photo and get more time this way to talk to you guys personally. When I do one on one they always have to be rushed due to time and in reality all I get with you guys is a “selfie.” I have very rarely before invited anyone to my Soundchecks. I thought this would be more special and personal. It isn’t the venue’s decision and it isn’t my management’s. It’s my own decision. I’ve been doing m&g’s forever now, And NEVER for the money but for YOU bbies. I need you guys to understand that I am a human being with feelings and emotions and I work my ass off. Tour isn’t fun and games, it’s hard work. Remember that I am the one leaving my home (the one place I truly feel comfortable writing music and creating art) to come and perform for you guys all over the country. It isn’t my job to give you selfies, I’m here to give you something much more valuable than that, I hope. I put every bit of my heart into my music and art and its really frustrating when that isn’t enough for some of you. Touring has always been so emotionally draining and hard for me to deal with. Please understand that this is a decision I had to make for my own well being.
I really love all of you and hope you can understand where I’m coming from.
In the post, she explains the intention behind the altered VIP experience was to get closer to her beloved cry babies. In a world where selfies are worth more than memories, which would you rather? Does meeting your favorite artist count if you don’t have a selfie to prove it?
Sorry, cry babies, but we’re siding with Melanie on this one! Either way, we applaud Melanie for responding to fan complaints in such an honest manner. What are your thoughts on the Meet & Greet changes?
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