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MATTY HEALY On Paid Meet And Greets: "Meet Your Fans Or Don't"

Brianne Constantino

Posted at March 28, 2019


Let's be honest, we've all had our fair share of fan boy/fan girl moments. We know the stuggle and the lengths some fans will actually go to just to get an interaction with their idols - even if it means spending a fortune just to have that one special moment.

The 1975 frontman Matty Healy had something to say about artists and promoters who charge for meet and greets and frankly, we're all behind him on this one!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The "Sincerity Is Scary" singer voiced out his opinions on Twitter with a lengthy thread. He said, "Who came up with payed meet and greets? Did they think 'Surely there must be something else we can monetise........OH! Human connection!! They'll eat that up!'"

He added, "MEET YOUR FANS OR DON'T. DON'T ONLY MEET THEM IF YOU'RE GETTING PAID HONESTLY WHAT ARE YOU DOING?"

He later responded to a fan who justified paid meet and greets, saying it would benefit up-and-coming acts. Matty said, "You can't be big enough for people to want to pay to meet you whilst not being big enough to pay for touring."

The singer also went on to say that part of the problem is the record labels "normalizing" paid fan events.

Speaking of, The 1975 will bring their A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships tour to Manila on September 11th!

Do you agree with Matty? What's the craziest thing you ever did for the sake of fandom? Sound off in the comments!

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