<<Some folks are obviously not going to be into paying for meet and greets, but at least the option is there for those that want it. I'd like to see Luxor/Cirque do these M & G's on a more regular basis...say once a month instead of once a year? That would be cool! >>
I don't think this M&G was organized directly by Luxor/Cirque. It looks like the info originated as a "BestOfVegas Special Offer" on bestofvegas.com, so it seems like it is a special promotion that web site is doing (I'm sure with Cirque's permission, of course).
But I agree, I'd love to have more M&G opportunities. I think the way they did the FC BeLIEve M&Gs back in '08 was perfect -- those who bought the first 100 tickets to select shows got to meet Criss, and no additional $$$ was tacked on. Hopefully Luxor/Criss/etc. will bring that back at some point.
I think part of the reason why this particular M&G cost extra $$$ is because you DO get more than just a M&G with Criss -- you get a lanyard, you get into the theatre early, you get 20% off merch, and you "might" get featured in a BeLIEve commercial. I think all of that is worth the extra $$$ paid. Since this M&G is being organized by BestofVegas, I am doubting the extra $$$ is going directly into Criss' pocket, lol. He may not even see any of it! Who knows how all of that stuff works, but I highly doubt that Criss is hurting for money, rofl. ^_^
<<Personally, I'd rather pony up the extra cash instead of standing in line for hours...>>
It's really not so bad, especially if you are (were?) a FC member...you get to meet Criss first, and so you're not really in line for that long (depending on how many FC members there are ahead of you). On July 2 once Criss arrived I think we waited maybe 60-90 minutes, so not terrible.