Steps

I get that the distance isn't ideal but if taken properly I think the pictures could look pretty cool with the stage in the distance behind. To complain or say it's worse than the JLS one because you have to wear a mask to keep others and yourself and Steps safe is a bit much.
The M&G is not what we're "used to" but to be fair a line up in a corridor or back room with a cheap back drop wasn't worth the money either.
 
I get that the distance isn't ideal but if taken properly I think the pictures could look pretty cool with the stage in the distance behind. To complain or say it's worse than the JLS one because you have to wear a mask to keep others and yourself and Steps safe is a bit much.
The M&G is not what we're "used to" but to be fair a line up in a corridor or back room with a cheap back drop wasn't worth the money either.

I do see your point, and keeping Steps safe is the priority, I don’t disagree with measures being in place. But where is the logic in asking people to wear a mask for a soundcheck and Steps are on the stage, when those very same people will be bunched side by side on the arena floor without masks on a few hours later, the same distance away from the band? It’s not of benefit to anyone.
 
I would be happy even with £25pp refunded. That way we've still paid £475 each!

Also it does say we can take our masks off for the photo so there's that at the very least
 
I do see your point, and keeping Steps safe is the priority, I don’t disagree with measures being in place. But where is the logic in asking people to wear a mask for a soundcheck and Steps are on the stage, when those very same people will be bunched side by side on the arena floor without masks on a few hours later, the same distance away from the band? It’s not of benefit to anyone.

Well is Steps xarr
I would be happy even with £25pp refunded. That way we've still paid £475 each!

Also it does say we can take our masks off for the photo so there's that at the very least

This. Something like this is all they need to do. A part refund due to the lack of expected service.
I work in a similar industry and something like this is exactly what we would do.
That, or they could arrange some drinks/hospitality vouchers. Or an awesome merch pack.
 
Well is Steps xarr


This. Something like this is all they need to do. A part refund due to the lack of expected service.
I work in a similar industry and something like this is exactly what we would do.
That, or they could arrange some drinks/hospitality vouchers. Or an awesome merch pack.
Also, as someone else mentioned, is this Steps facemask gonna be the VIP Gift? Cos if so I'll riot
 
Hmm i have mixed feelings about this. Obviously I knew things would be a bit different, but I'm going to feel like a bit of gimp stood on an apple crate to talk to them. And I'm assuming we will be doing this and having our photos taken in front of the other queueing guests, which similarly to my experience in 2012 will feel a little impersonal.

And if the face mask is the gift I won't be especially happy either, I already have one of the WTFH ones and it's so small and pulls my ears to the point I look like a trophy
 
If Steps were that concerned about testing positive then, surely the simplest thing for them to do would have been to cancel the Meet and Greets. End Of.

My fear is that we're going to be in a position that we're going to get this as a standard for £500, but on the next tour, if you pay £600, you'll be allowed within 1 metre to them or whatever. Many people fear we will never get back to a pre covid 'normal' so if this is the new normal, then I'd rather not have a Meet and Greet, despite the group being amazing, but it is most certainly not the situation we were led to believe we would be in a year ago when we booked. I understand that that's neither the group or Event Travels problem or issue, but a gesture of a refund or an 'extra' aspect to the experience wouldn't go amiss. I'm glad I'm in the majority on this one.
 
but being all over other celebrities at Attitude isn’t a great look a few days before they announce this.
Not really relevant though is it?

If steps come into contact with covid right now, there's no implications. They have four weeks to isolate.

If some antivaxxers rock on up in Sheffield on night one and give some or all of them covid, hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions of pounds would be at steak - shows may need to be cancelled or rescheduled...

You get to meet them on the stage and probably get a nice picture with the stage in the background

Personally think that's cooler than some non descript room out the back.

You're still meeting and greeting, nowhere in the packag did it promise close contact. Its for your safety as much as theirs...
 
If I remember correctly, the gift on the Party on the Dancefloor Tour was a *quite nice* messenger bag?
Only because I emailed Event Travel asking if I could pay for some for me and my friends if any stock was remaining (they said no)

If the mask is the gift, I will be claiming some sort of refund or something. Especially as I will be wearing/bringing my own mask with me
I'm actually looking forward to the Meet and Greet though. It'll be nice to have it in front of the stage (I presume that the curtains will be up rather than us in front of the exposed stage) I think with it being at the end of the catwalk too will probably make it feel like you are closer to them. They probably have looked at the staging and worked around that and tried different possibilities?

That said, I do think they have tried to make the best out of a less than ideal situation. We all thought it would be much better than what we are currently at, but to actually have the tour go ahead and we can see them live again will I'm sure outweigh the issues that could arise from the Meet and Greet.
 
If Steps were that concerned about testing positive then, surely the simplest thing for them to do would have been to cancel the Meet and Greets. End Of.

My fear is that we're going to be in a position that we're going to get this as a standard for £500, but on the next tour, if you pay £600, you'll be allowed within 1 metre to them or whatever. Many people fear we will never get back to a pre covid 'normal' so if this is the new normal, then I'd rather not have a Meet and Greet, despite the group being amazing, but it is most certainly not the situation we were led to believe we would be in a year ago when we booked. I understand that that's neither the group or Event Travels problem or issue, but a gesture of a refund or an 'extra' aspect to the experience wouldn't go amiss. I'm glad I'm in the majority on this one.
I mean, this is a bit ridiculous to say the least.
 
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