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Bieber fans face financial dilemma over cancelled meet and greets

By | Published on Tuesday 29 March 2016

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber fans who forked out up to $2000 for subsequently cancelled meet and greet sessions with the singer are facing a double loss. In order to have their money refunded, they must also give up their tickets for the show they were planning to attend after the meeting and a greeting was due to take place.

As previously reported, Bieber announced last week that he was putting a stop to the fan photo calls at his various tour dates because “I end up feeling so drained and filled with so much of other people’s spiritual energy that I end up so drained and unhappy”. There was also a security issue at one of the recent sessions, which may have had something to do with the decision too.

The top level VIP ticket package for Bieber’s shows include front row seats, in addition to the meet and greet session and other perks. Fans who bought these packages have reportedly found that there are no partial refunds available, and so the only option is to give up the entire package and try to buy standalone tickets – which, in many cases, are only available at an inflated price on the secondary market.

Though, according to reports, fans who took the hit and still attended a show in Las Vegas on Friday as VIPs were given the opportunity to have a photograph taken with a cardboard cut out of Bieber. And in terms of the experience provided by your average popstar meet and greet, it’s probably not that much different.