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Steps - The #1 Platinum Collection

Discussion in 'Pop & Justice' started by johnoc2006, Jun 28, 2006.

  1. Living in my fantasy world - Watching Spice Girls at the BBC and thinking what could be done for Steps at the BBC

    Commentary: Brief Intro how the started as a line dancing group
    5,6,7,8 - World record for simultaneous line dancing with Steps and Rodeo Ruth On Children In Need - November 1997
    Commentary: Deciding not to continue with line dancing they released a cover of Bananarama's song
    Last Thing on My Mind - Blue Peter - May 1998
    Commentary: Just missing out at the no.1 spot
    One for Sorrow - Top Of The Pops - September 1998
    Commentary: Double A side making steps' first no.1 with including a cover of BeeGees classic
    track

    Tragedy - Children In Need November 1998 | Smash Hits Poll Winners Party - December 1998
    Heartbeat - Top Of The Pops - November 1998
    Better Best Forgotten - Live & Kicking - March 1998
    Brief Mention of Brit Awards 1999 - ABBA Performance with Billie Piper, B*Witched, Steps, Tina Cousins, Cleopatra
    Love's Got a Hold on My Heart - GayTime TV - June 1999
    After the Love Has Gone - Blue Peter
    Say You'll Be Mine - Live & Kicking - December 1999
    Commentary: Steps Land their own talent show with some familiar faces Danny Jones of McFly and Gareth Gates
    Better the Devil You Know - Steps To The Stars
    Commentary: Steps win Brit Award for Best Live Act
    Deeper Shade of Blue - Blue Peter Summer Roadshow
    When I Said Goodbye - BBC Music Live - May 2000
    Summer of Love - Steps into Summer - August 2000
    Stomp - Smash Hits Poll Winners Party - December 2000
    It's the Way You Make Me Feel - Blue Peter (Matt Baker Participation)
    Here and Now - The Saturday Show - June 2001
    You'll Be Sorry - Top Of The Pops - June 2001
    Chain Reaction - 2001 Poll Winners Party
    Words Are Not Enough - CBBC at the Proms - September 2001
    I Know Him So Well - The Saturday Show - December 2001
    Commentary: News of the Split Boxing Day 2001
    Brief Coverage of H & Claire, LSL and activities throughout the split
    Commentary: Steps reunite for TV Documentary and Tour

    Medley Snippet - Children In Need - November 2011
    Commentary: Steps Reunite releasing new music and tours
    Scared of the Dark - Strictly Come Dancing - October 2017
    Story of a Heart | Neon Blue - Proms in the Park - September 2017 (Unaired on TV)
    Commentary: Word have it that Sia wrote Steps' song
    Commentary: Global Pandemic/Zoom interviews

    What the Future Holds - The One Show - September 2020
    Commentary: Drag Race Star Michelle Visage guest on track, Covid-19 means Lisa not able to join promo
    Heartbreak in This City - Graham Norton - April 2021
    Commentary: As the country starts opening back up the BBC is one of the first to hold live music with an intimate setting
    Take Me For A Ride - Live at the BBC - September 2021
    Commentary: Insert what happens throughout November and 2022
     

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  2. I'm not judging anyone who have any opinions regarding the meet and greets, but this time last year, politically we were promised that anyone vaccinated's lives would pretty much be back to normal, that the vaccines would be in circulation from the start of the year onwards and that everyone over 18 would have been offered it by the summer.

    The fact that we're still living a very sensitive and sheltered life despite most people now having either had Covid or being double vaccinated, makes me wonder why those who have 'negative' results, or a covid passport cannot be within a certain distance to the group. There were people closer to the group at the attitude awards than there will be at the Meet and Greet, who won't have paid £500 for the privilidge.
     
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  3. MB

    MB

    I see we still can’t turn “slightest touch” up on the radio yet (as it’s not on the radio2 playlist next week)
     
  4. I think they meant that we can turn it up on H's radio show only...
     
  5. Awkward. That post definitely felt like a knee jerk reaction to stuff they're seeing online. I'm sure they have someone in here. Because let's be honest, Radio 2 would eat that up if they were asked to add it. At this point, I'm not expecting any kind of promo or video for it.
     
  6. Jeez! Went on Facebook today for the first time in ages and wow at the reactions of some fans over the meet and greet situation. Absolutely fuming that all 5 of them wont sign their skip load of Steps related paraphernalia. It's a bit entitled to think in the currant global situation that you'd actually be able to meet the group. It only takes one person who has been in contact with someone with Covid to infect a member of the group, who could infect the rest of them or the crew and then the whole tour is shut down. And you can carry the virus even if you are vaccinated and have no symptoms. There's a lot of talk about the vaccines effectiveness. I think it starts waning after about 6-9 months and so is less effective then. I have seen vaccinated people who are ill with Covid now. Being vaccinated isn't a magical cure, it doesn't mean you can do what you want. Precautions still need to be taken.
     
  7. Yeah, weird to think you could meet the group you’ve paid for a meet and greet with.
     
  8. Entitled?? It's literally what they charged people for.
     
  9. But how would people have even thought that it was doable? That they would just meet hundreds of strangers and be close to them. Surely you would have the sense to know that you wouldn't actually meet or touch them. Regardless of how the package was worded. Surely you would know that there would be some kind of distance/barrier?
    Other meet and greets had been done already with those kinds of things implemented. Steps aren't the first people to say no to physical meets on tour.
    Sometimes you have to use your own common sense, and especially in the midst of a tour that's going on in the middle of a pandemic. If they did the meet and greets that those fans wanted it would be a very short tour. We already know that knowingly sick people have went to those signings a little while back.
     
  10. Mvnl

    Mvnl Staff Member

    I guess ‘I’ll just get my ticket and if it doesn’t happen I’ll get my money back’ is a fair thought just as it is with buying a regular tour ticket these days. But also it does make complete sense that you can’t hug them and breathe in their face
     
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  11. What I don't understand is how Event Travel aren't forced to refund whoever cancel in full - the package offered now is completely different to what was offered (and to what the world scientists foresaw a year ago!)

    I went for the soundcheck option so am spending the most, and no doubt will love it - but if I decided that I wanted to cancel because I wasn't getting the experience I thought I would be at this point last year (when politicians and scientists alike thought that the situation would be a lot better than it is), I find it very strange that there isn't a part refund for a "lesser" experience, or an option to cancel with a full refund.
     
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  12. Did people really think that the vaccine would mean that everything would just go back to normal? Covid mutates in the same way that the Flu does. A vaccine doesn't make it go away, it will always be here, like the Flu. Sometimes the vaccine will not be great at protecting against different strains, again, like the Flu. It just happens that Covid is making people a lot more ill than the Flu is.

    The situation at the minute is a lot better than it was a year or so ago. People are able to be back at work, to see their families and have some sort of semi normal life, and not be in isolation. Though even in the job I do, I am wary of being in large groups or meeting lots of strangers where I have no idea of where they have been or what they may have. Social distancing is still a thing. It's not unreasonable to understand where Steps and their management are coming from. I mean, Lee has a new baby, they all have kids and families they have to protect as well as themselves and the crew and the tour.

    Saying all that I think that at least a partial refund maybe should have been offered at least to appease those that thought they could sit on the their laps while they signed their entire singles and Steps dolls collection.

    I really really wanted to do a meet and greet but in the back of mind I knew that this would be what would happen.
     
  13. When meet and greets were announced, there were 14 months to go until the tour. We were very much promised that lockdowns etc etc would help so companies started selling and consumers started buying. I don’t think it’s very fair to imply people were silly to have bought a meet and greet when there was so much time in between them being sold. Nobody knew we’d still be in the situation we were still in.
     
  14. I'm guessing it comes down to what was advertised vs what gets delivered

    What was sold under 'Meet & Greet' at the time of purchase?

    To be honest if I was Steps I would cancel the Meet & Greet options and protect themselves - it's a pain in the arse and an annoyance but there's still too much risk
     
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  15. MB

    MB

    We haven’t even been told exactly what’s happening yet. It might be completely fine! All we know is Faye’s said it’s socially distanced but we don’t know if it’s a JLS situation yet.
     
  16. I really don't mean to sound patronising but it doesn't take a vast medical knowledge to know that the first wave of a vaccine and the lockdowns last year wouldn't get us back to normal. I can't even see that this time next year. It's just something we are going to have to live with and we'll all have to adjust to it.

    But I agree with Bookwormboy, it all depends on how the package was advertised. The wording of the package would be important.
     
  17. W2K

    W2K

    Well…you do sound patronising, so thanks for that.

    The fact is we still paid for something that we’re potentially not getting. I’m not blaming the group for that, they can’t control what’s happening, and I’m not even blaming Event Travel. It’s a messy, tricky situation - but saying it “doesn’t take a vast amount of knowledge” isn’t helping anyone. A lot of us were living in hope that we could be meeting our favourites again, whether you deem that stupid or not. It’s been one of the things keeping me going over the past 14 months.
     
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  18. You may not mean it to be patronising, but some of what you're posting does come across that way...
    Nobody could have predicted where we would be, it doesn't matter how good your medical knowledge was last year. At the end of the day, people are very unlikely to be getting the product they expected they'd get when they shelled out a lot of money for something. And they'd be within their rights to be unhappy if they were offered a JLS type solution. But it's really unfair to criticise them for not foreseeing this more than a year ago.
     
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  19. That second Glasgow date of the tour is not looking too good in terms of selling, do we think there is a possibility of it being cancelled due to low ticket sales?
     
  20. Anyone saying “I don’t want to sound patronising but…” is immediately going to follow that sentence up with something incredibly patronising.
     
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