I was talking with Pat last night and he mentioned that this will be the final year of Meet and Greets. He mentioned that management thinks they are becoming a hassle combined with the negative comments made during the first two weeks of the tour. He said that they loved doing them and seemed to indicate they he might "fight to get them back". Well folks, here is your opportunity to chime in with POSITIVE thoughts about the Meet and Greets. Use this page to state why you love the Meet and Greets and why they should be re-instated. PLEASE, only POSITIVE comments on this page !!!
Dear Pat, Jimmy and Scott: you know we all love you and what you do, not only for the fans, but for the community with your wonderful charity work. Please, I beg of you, do not end the Meet and Greets. They are what Train is all about. Those negative comments posted a few weeks back had nothing to do with the three of you. The anger was directed at Artists Arena for giving incorrect information on what to expect. Fans, (like us), would give anything for those precious few minutes spent with you guys. Please re-consider your feelings and let management know that the M & G's are still important and an indispensable part of the Train experience.
Well, I've said my bit, now it's up to all fans out there. Let's make the Meet & Greets continue; everyone post your positive comments!
I loved the experience of being at the Meet and Greet in New York, it's such a nice thing to have. I think the guys are very nice and take their time in share a few words with the fans. Part of the connection with the fans that make goin to a Train Concert a wonderful experience. Please don't stop them.
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Pat Scott Jimmy i and so many others love you so much please dont end the meet and greets there are so many people that would give anything to have that little bit of of time with you whenever i went to my 1st meet greet it was the best most amazing thing ever it was the best day of my life i would do anything to do it again please dont let the negative comments get to yall m&g are so great and i love how some of the money goes to charity its just makes it even better to know you can meet some of the most incredible people ever and know its helping a charity thank you guys for everything you all do you are so amazing! <3 ~ kayla
Please don't get rid of them--selfishly because I haven't gone to one myelf yet---but also because of all of he positive comments I've heard from those that have.
Next time Train tours in the NY area I planned on trying to do a meet and greet and have actually been looking forward to it. I am new to all of the Train Social Media sites and AMAZED at how many fans have pictures with the band. I'm in my late 30's and have seen and loved other artists and NEVER have I seen so many fans being able to have a photo with their musical idols. That is rare and should not go away. The connection that the fans have to the band is one thing due to the amazing talent, however when it's recipricated by the band to show their support for the fans---that is something special!
In most cases in life if you are given a little it's natural to want more, but if people stepped back and realized that what Train does is beyond what other artists do they might appreciate it even more. The amount of time and energy spent giving back to the fans and the community (as well as the donations to the community and charities) make them incredible guys on top of being incredibly talented! It's work for them to do the meet and greets and it's time away from them prepping for their shows but they do it because they want to and they enjoy it and from all the pictures I've seen they do it with a smile and as personalized an experience as they can. They are putting themselves out there when most artists try to hide themselves and again---that is rare. I think that is what makes Train different and makes the fans so hardcore and devoted. Please don't cancel them--for the band or for the fans.
Please keep the meet and greets!!!!!! I have yet to go to a TRAIN concert and I would love to "MEET AND GREET" all of you!!!!! You can't get rid of meet and greets quite yet! I know you haven't been getting very much positivity about the meet and greets but you also didn't get very much positive feedback for the TRAINETTES, but did that stop you from getting rid of them? NO! Instead you changed them into the Mermaids!!!! Just because your getting a few negative comments on the page doesn't mean that all the other TRAIN fans feel the same. Just think how devastated everyone else will be if you get rid of MEET AND GREETS! Plus, have you ever heard the phrase, " IF YOU HAVE HATERS YOU MUST BE DOING SOMETHING RIGHT" PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE DON'T GET RID OF THE MEET AND GREETS!!!!! I REALLY WANT TO MEET YOU GUYS!!! I YOU GUYS WITH ALL MY HEART AND I REALLY HOPE YOU KEEP THE MEET AND GREETS!!!! PPPPPPPPPPPPPPLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASSSEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Please keep the meet and greets! I have yet to be able to attend one but it has always been my hope the next time I can make a show to be able to buy M&G. Those negative comments should not have been directed at you at all. I think one of the many great things about Train is their dedication to the fans and I believe meet and greets are a part of that. I know that even if the meet and greets are gone your dedication to the fans will not lessen at all but please, keep the meet and greets! I have heard so many positive things about them and personally I'd like to experience one my self.
Yours Till Death,
Although I haven't had a M&G yet that will never change my opinion on you three. I was lucky enough to get a M&G for Berkeley and I don't want that to be my last one. I owe just about everything to you. Your music has changed me so much thoughout the years. I would even skip school just to go to one of your shows you three mean just that much to me! I wish you would never get rid of the M&Gs because you mean so much to all of us wether we've met you or not. Forget the negative people! Who needs them anyways. You mean so much to us teens like me that if I never got the chance to meet you ever again I don't know what I'd do! I beg you please don't get rid of them. They mean so very much to all of us. It has been a dream of mine to meet you!! <3 I hope you dont decide to get rid of them after all of our comments :) <3 Love from the Bay Area!!
Dear Pat, Jimmy, and Scott
I first bought tickets to the Cincinnati concert to see Andy Grammer. I thought it'd be a good idea to listen to some songs by the other bands that would be playing, and I'm beyond happy that I did so. I fell in love with Train as soon as I first heard the songs from the California 37 album. I pooled together my money, and eventually bought all of your albums. Train is practically the only music I listen to, because it is obviously THE BEST! I am always humming or thinking about your songs.
Because I didn't know about Train before I bought tickets, I didn't get the gold or silver package. When I realized that I could have met the band, I nearly died. I was pretty upset, but knowing that I still had amazing centered seats made it a little better, not to mention the fact that I was actually going to be able to see my favorite band rocking out on stage. I was looking forward to the next time you would go on tour so that I could get pit seats AND meet and greet passes, but I won't be able to do that if you take away the meet and greets :( I really really want to meet the band that has changed my life, and whose posters and pictures are hanging all over my wall (literally). You are such a great influence on my life and I was really upset with all of the negative comments that were made. I would have loved to have taken their place and meet Train, even if it was just for a minute. Standing there next to them would've seemed like a dream to me, and definitely would have been the highlight of my summer, and probably my life.
At school, whenever anyone says something even remotely related to Train, I sing the lyrics to one of your songs that fits the situation. There is an obvious song that clearly fits the situation: "Words, they'll try to shake you, don't let them break you, stop your world from turning. When words keep you from feeling good, you them as firewood and let them burn."
Please keep the meet and greets and don't let others change what you love doing.
I look forward to meeting you in the future,
WHAT????!!!! This is terrible! I met Train last year and it was seriously the highlight of my life!! Even though it was a quick couple of seconds the interactions with these 3 guys meant the world to me. You could see that all 3 of them were so genuine and really cared about their fans. Please don't take it away from all of us because a few people got their panties in a bunch.
What kind of message does taking away the chance to meet them send to fans? Not a very good one. As hard as Train has worked to gain recognition taking away meet and greets makes them sound down right cold. You can bet they will be the ones to take the hit for it...not management. I am appalled that this is even being considered!
Whatever happens from now on make sure its YOUR decision. When you came back it was to do YOUR thing.You are the butter on the bread the cheese on the macaroni the filet of the fricking mignon...get it. Do whats good for YOU, screw the whiners. There will always be haters... just dont be one of them because of a few assholes.
I knew about them taking away the meet and greets because I sent them a DM that a lot of fans are dissapointed. I was telling them just to point out the issues such as people being sent misleading emails. In hindsight, I had no problem with the M&Gs so maybe I should have left it alone. Anyways, I got a DM that sounded annoyed basically saying, "We're stopping the M&Gs and if anyone else has a problem we will personally reimburse them." I'm not completely sure because I deleted that set of DMs cause didn't want to look at that when I get on Twitter. It made me feel HORRIBLE! Just being told with that sense and everything. I felt sick and dizzy and just plain bad.
About 20 days ago, I was told I got M&G tickets. I went OUT OF MY MIND with excitement! My granddad was like, "At midnight I have a surprise for you." I was thinking, 'Should I be excited or worried?' I sent, "Will I like this surprise?" He was like, "Eh, probably not." At exactly 11:22 pm (yes I remembered the time) I get a text saying, "I GOT MEET AND GREET TICKETS FOR US!!!" I squeeled like any fangirl would and my brother was like, "Hannah, shut up!" My mom called me in her room and as I told her what happened, I couldn't stop jumping up and down. I was laughing as I talked and I was on the verge of bursting out into tears. She was like, "Oh, I knew the whole time but I just couldn't tell you!" I gave her a huge hug and couldn't stop smiling!
I can't wait to meet these three AMAZING men! Since that dreadful DM, I've gotten two other DMs, a follow, and like two tweets from Jimmy.
Train, please don't stop the meet and greets! You make alot of fans' days by doing the M&Gs. Look at it this way, even with all the people saying you suck, calling Pat gay, etc. etc. you still haven't stopped making awesome music and Pat even makes jokes with the whole gay thing. So, brush the insults/negative comments off and keep on moving.