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Re: KISS Dubai in person packages begin at $15,000

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:39 pm
by DOUBLE DYNASTY
See? $39.99 is a STEAL!

Re: KISS Dubai in person packages begin at $15,000

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:43 pm
by Glasgow Kiss
TheSphinx wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:16 pm
Glasgow Kiss wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:57 pm
TheSphinx wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:42 pm
Glasgow Kiss wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:01 pm As a matter of interest, I just researched the price of five nights stay in the Atlantis Dubai...comes in around £1200 (call that maybe $1600?)

If you reckon watching a gig from a balcony and being able to shout a socially distanced "Hello!" to Kiss (along with some zero-value tat such as a laminate and ticket) is worth the remainder of $15000, then fair enough I guess...but I've got some magic beans you can buy.

When you water them they turn into the Alive II stage.

I have no idea what you claimed to have researched but minimum you are looking at around $7,500 for a room for 5 nights with the view of KISS

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Or if you wanted a larger room... you could be looking at $22,600

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You've maybe misunderstood me - I was talking about what they charged per night for a room any other night of the year, not what the going rate is for the Kiss thing on NYE. No idea what it'll show up like in dollars, but I'm getting offered as low as £199 for a night.

https://www.google.com/travel/hotels/en ... GFjNQ[url][/url]

But any other night of the year doesn't matter. This is no different than Las Vegas around NYE or the Super Bowl.

Rates go up 5X or so their normal rates. That's just Supply and Demand.

Same with the Super Bowl in a regular year and then they do like 3 night minimums or more. And some $200 a night room easily becomes $1000 a night room.
Of course prices will go up over the holiday season - it's simple economics. Sans Kiss though, you seem to be able to spend New Year there for around £720-750 a night - so call it just under four grand for five nights?

https://www.google.com/travel/hotels/en ... GE4MDRhYzU

Re: KISS Dubai in person packages begin at $15,000

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:43 pm
by Ratmir
I thought a 5 night stay in one of the top hotels in a place like Dubai alone can cost 15k.
But yes, this is ridiculous for Kiss to charge that for a lip synced performance and a meet and greet where you will be standing 10 feet away from the band

Re: KISS Dubai in person packages begin at $15,000

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:59 pm
by firekiss
It's ridiculous money, but isn't this still at the thought process, hence the survey and "could include" language?

I can't see enough people being interested less than 6 weeks out to get this off the ground.

Re: KISS Dubai in person packages begin at $15,000

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 2:02 pm
by Den Dennis
Hey, they'll throw in the chance to pick up some free Covid with that package.

Re: KISS Dubai in person packages begin at $15,000

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 2:07 pm
by Spaceace2000ric
Money obsessed greedy fuckers

Re: KISS Dubai in person packages begin at $15,000

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 2:30 pm
by Somebody Backstage
Gene and Paul should be ashamed of themselves for offering this. And Tommy and Eric should quit.

Re: KISS Dubai in person packages begin at $15,000

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 2:34 pm
by acefan1975
There’s probably plenty of well off folks who would consider this. I guess I don’t understand the complaints about it? I would never do it but if people want to spend 20k plus on a trip and see what they would consider an historic event then more power to them.

Re: KISS Dubai in person packages begin at $15,000

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 2:41 pm
by sabresaxon
Hopefully this is their final show ever and they can retire with whatever lame bragging rights this fetches.

Re: KISS Dubai in person packages begin at $15,000

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 3:03 pm
by KISSFACE
The rich haven’t stopped being rich. I’m sure some of them are ready for a rarified rock ‘n’ roll party.

Re: KISS Dubai in person packages begin at $15,000

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 3:17 pm
by Where's Drago?
"Socially distanced meet and greet"

Remember when Vinnie was ridiculed from doing a meet and greet from within a ticket kiosk?!

Re: KISS Dubai in person packages begin at $15,000

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 3:20 pm
by Soylent Gene
sabresaxon wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 2:41 pm Hopefully this is their final show ever and they can retire with whatever lame bragging rights this fetches.
This.

Re: KISS Dubai in person packages begin at $15,000

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 3:52 pm
by Doose
Where's Drago? wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 3:17 pm "Socially distanced meet and greet"

Remember when Vinnie was ridiculed from doing a meet and greet from within a ticket kiosk?!
There's a difference between doing it when there's a pandemic, and doing it because you think you're John-fucking-Lennon and just batshit crazy.

Re: KISS Dubai in person packages begin at $15,000

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 3:53 pm
by Doose
Soylent Gene wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 3:20 pm
sabresaxon wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 2:41 pm Hopefully this is their final show ever and they can retire with whatever lame bragging rights this fetches.
This.
This This.

Re: KISS Dubai in person packages begin at $15,000

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:03 pm
by highvoltage1969
$15K is beyond insane! I just checked, flying from London, I could book 7 days at the Atlantis, half board, leaving on Jan 1st for £2862, about $3700.

Re: KISS Dubai in person packages begin at $15,000

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:11 pm
by highvoltage1969
Edit: Just realised you'd miss the show if you went on the 1st! Whatever, it still highlights how crazy their pricing is.

Re: KISS Dubai in person packages begin at $15,000

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:24 pm
by Much Too Soon
Sooo .. I guess no one here will go.

Re: KISS Dubai in person packages begin at $15,000

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:31 pm
by Andy Capp
Old Andy said he plans on watching some classic 1974\75 episodes of Happy Days on new year's eve----

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Re: KISS Dubai in person packages begin at $15,000

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:35 pm
by Glasgow Kiss
highvoltage1969 wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:11 pm Edit: Just realised you'd miss the show if you went on the 1st! Whatever, it still highlights how crazy their pricing is.
Yeah, I'd worked it from the 28th Dec for five nights and it only came to about a grand more, just under £4K.

Re: KISS Dubai in person packages begin at $15,000

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:44 pm
by kiss-1976
15k to watch a massive fireworks show... Madness.
I'll be enjoying NYE with my family and friends over a BBQ and drinks .
I'll have the time of my life without KISS being involved sticking their filthy fingers into my wallet for a shameless cash grab.

Re: KISS Dubai in person packages begin at $15,000

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:51 pm
by highvoltage1969
Glasgow Kiss wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:35 pm
highvoltage1969 wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:11 pm Edit: Just realised you'd miss the show if you went on the 1st! Whatever, it still highlights how crazy their pricing is.
Yeah, I'd worked it from the 28th Dec for five nights and it only came to about a grand more, just under £4K.
You could fly on Christmas day for a week for just under £4K, not that I'm even remotely considering it, you could have 14 nights in the Maldives, all inclusive, for less than that.

Re: KISS Dubai in person packages begin at $15,000

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 5:20 pm
by WinnieWincent
If theres some technical issue and some of the pyro doesn't go off they're not gonna look so hot

Re: KISS Dubai in person packages begin at $15,000

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 6:02 pm
by Leif Karoo
I just realized too that this show will air around 9am in the USA as it starts at 9PM in the UAE and they are 12 hours ahead of PST. If you have to work New Years Eve this year, which is a Thursday, a good portion of the fan base might not be at home when this is on live.

Re: KISS Dubai in person packages begin at $15,000

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 6:22 pm
by PyroMessiah86
Leif Karoo wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 6:02 pm I just realized too that this show will air around 9am in the USA as it starts at 9PM in the UAE and they are 12 hours ahead of PST. If you have to work New Years Eve this year, which is a Thursday, a good portion of the fan base might not be at home when this is on live.
There's a world outside of the US you know. 5pm for me. Jack Daniels and coke, few ales and the most expensive stream I'll ever purchase 😂 my NYE plan. Not much else we can do with the pandemic and all.

Re: KISS Dubai in person packages begin at $15,000

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 6:23 pm
by Leif Karoo
Oh I know. It was just one more thing to think about.

Re: KISS Dubai in person packages begin at $15,000

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 6:30 pm
by Goodwilltowardsall
acefan1975 wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 2:34 pm There’s probably plenty of well off folks who would consider this. I guess I don’t understand the complaints about it? I would never do it but if people want to spend 20k plus on a trip and see what they would consider an historic event then more power to them.
I think the complaint may arise from the event as possibly being perceived as being an egregiously greedy & shallow enterprise, particularly at a time when so many people are struggling to get by during the pandemic. It could be viewed very differently if the proceeds were going to some deserving charities and maybe they will donate some $ if they continue to get flack. Otherwise they look like a bunch of rich guys engorging themselves (again & again-which is their right) by playing the same old tunes and more visual gimmicks to support really provide the entertainment value. I can see why Paul may be putting his heart into his "Soul Station" project as these kinds of prices seem soulless and opportunistic. As far as it being historic, well, I guess that depends on where you set the bar at.

Re: KISS Dubai in person packages begin at $15,000

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 6:38 pm
by DubaiRockCity
What are the quarantine rules in UAE? Most countries are requiring two weeks quarantine upon entering the country. And even if they’re not, anyone going to this piece of shit show will most likely have to do two weeks when they get back to their own country.

All to see Paul lip synch Love Gun and Gene stand in one spot squinting as the sweat burns his eyes.

Re: KISS Dubai in person packages begin at $15,000

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 6:46 pm
by SureKnowSomething
Glasgow Kiss wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:01 pm As a matter of interest, I just researched the price of five nights stay in the Atlantis Dubai...comes in around £1200 (call that maybe $1600?)

If you reckon watching a gig from a balcony and being able to shout a socially distanced "Hello!" to Kiss (along with some zero-value tat such as a laminate and ticket) is worth the remainder of $15000, then fair enough I guess...but I've got some magic beans you can buy.

When you water them they turn into the Alive II stage.
Sure. But, the days leading up to NYE commands a premium. Even in Las Vegas their $40 rooms go for $400 during that time. Throw in private A list entertainment, with massive stage and pyro. In a place where ATMs dispense gold bars and ultra luxury cars are treated as disposable. $15K to them is like 50 cents to most people.

Re: KISS Dubai in person packages begin at $15,000

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 6:48 pm
by thegraveyardtramp
Tito wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:51 am Too far beyond ridiculous to even comment on.
This.

Re: KISS Dubai in person packages begin at $15,000

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 6:54 pm
by crimsonharpoon
I’ve always defended the band’s capitalist tendencies... it is America, after all. And as much as I don’t want to start bashing them for it now, something about this just seems extra seedy of them. I wouldn’t hold it against anyone who has and wants to spend the money on this ... BUT this once ... I do hold it against Kiss for offering it.

Re: KISS Dubai in person packages begin at $15,000

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 6:54 pm
by Doose
I'm saving MY $15,000 for the Vinnie Vincent DVD.

Re: KISS Dubai in person packages begin at $15,000

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:02 pm
by SureKnowSomething
Glasgow Kiss wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:35 pm
highvoltage1969 wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:11 pm Edit: Just realised you'd miss the show if you went on the 1st! Whatever, it still highlights how crazy their pricing is.
Yeah, I'd worked it from the 28th Dec for five nights and it only came to about a grand more, just under £4K.
That's most likely for a room viewing the opposite side of the concert. Guessing they'll probably show it on their CCTV throughout the resort.

If anyone plans on going, bring a DVR and hook it up to your inroom tv, instant bootleg. 8)

Re: KISS Dubai in person packages begin at $15,000

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:02 pm
by metaldad
Doose wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 6:54 pm I'm saving MY $15,000 for the Vinnie Vincent DVD.
For which you will pay but never receive

Re: KISS Dubai in person packages begin at $15,000

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:05 pm
by metaldad
I’m waiting for the first person to defend this and say they already booked
Seriously

Re: KISS Dubai in person packages begin at $15,000

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:07 pm
by AliveIIside4
Makes me ashamed that for most of my life people known me is that KISS fan. Going to listen to "If I could turn back Time" by Cher. Fucking ridiculous!

Re: KISS Dubai in person packages begin at $15,000

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:11 pm
by SureKnowSomething
DubaiRockCity wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 6:38 pm What are the quarantine rules in UAE? Most countries are requiring two weeks quarantine upon entering the country. And even if they’re not, anyone going to this piece of shit show will most likely have to do two weeks when they get back to their own country.

All to see Paul lip synch Love Gun and Gene stand in one spot squinting as the sweat burns his eyes.
What about the return flight? Will you need another negative Covid test to go home, just in case you caught it there? So, a remote chance you'll be stuck there, quarantined and possibly hospitalized, for weeks after. Now $15K turns into god only knows how much.

Re: KISS Dubai in person packages begin at $15,000

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:25 pm
by balish
acefan1975 wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 2:34 pm There’s probably plenty of well off folks who would consider this. I guess I don’t understand the complaints about it? I would never do it but if people want to spend 20k plus on a trip and see what they would consider an historic event then more power to them.
Exactly.
Some people can and are happy to do so.
On the“kruise”, some folks do every M&G available, that’s $5K x 5 or $25K, in addition to the kruise costs. Every year.
So can, some can’t.
Some will pay $3k for a smashed guitar or an LP or a trash can or whatever. To each their own.
and btw why blame P&G for a HOTEL package fee? do they own the place?
They probably got a generous fee to play and that’s it.

Re: KISS Dubai in person packages begin at $15,000

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:36 pm
by KissJJM
I suddenly have the urge to hear Defenders of the faith :D

Re: KISS Dubai in person packages begin at $15,000

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:39 pm
by ftjr1974
His Majesty wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:38 am For this price, they'd BETTER play Love Gun.

I mean, come on...
Actually they better play their entire catalog!

Re: KISS Dubai in person packages begin at $15,000

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:55 pm
by KISSFACE
ftjr1974 wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:39 pm
His Majesty wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:38 am For this price, they'd BETTER play Love Gun.
Actually they better play their entire catalog!
If KISS played Everything of theirs, how many hours could the show be?

Re: KISS Dubai in person packages begin at $15,000

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:47 pm
by Mr Slow
Goodwilltowardsall wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 6:30 pm
acefan1975 wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 2:34 pm There’s probably plenty of well off folks who would consider this. I guess I don’t understand the complaints about it? I would never do it but if people want to spend 20k plus on a trip and see what they would consider an historic event then more power to them.
I think the complaint may arise from the event as possibly being perceived as being an egregiously greedy & shallow enterprise, particularly at a time when so many people are struggling to get by during the pandemic. It could be viewed very differently if the proceeds were going to some deserving charities and maybe they will donate some $ if they continue to get flack. Otherwise they look like a bunch of rich guys engorging themselves (again & again-which is their right) by playing the same old tunes and more visual gimmicks to support really provide the entertainment value. I can see why Paul may be putting his heart into his "Soul Station" project as these kinds of prices seem soulless and opportunistic. As far as it being historic, well, I guess that depends on where you set the bar at.
But what cancels all of this out is nobody actually has to pay a cent. Just like any KISS concert, re-released vinyl, t-shirt, action figure or whatever else, we can choose not to partake. Or, if you want to see the show, you can view it from the comfort of your living room for 40 bucks. Incidentally, the 2000 “Last KISS” Pay-Per-View event cost $20. That’s $31 by today’s standards. Not a big difference there.

Re: KISS Dubai in person packages begin at $15,000

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:56 pm
by DOUBLE DYNASTY
Andy Capp wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:31 pm Old Andy said he plans on watching some classic 1974\75 episodes of Happy Days on new year's eve----

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Ayyyyyyyye!!! My boy DON'T cheat!!

Re: KISS Dubai in person packages begin at $15,000

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:00 pm
by DOUBLE DYNASTY
Andy Capp wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:31 pm Old Andy said he plans on watching some classic 1974\75 episodes of Happy Days on new year's eve----

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Old Andy? Old Andy is such a WARM AND WONDERFUL PERSON !!!

Re: KISS Dubai in person packages begin at $15,000

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:02 pm
by Tallbear13
If people won't take a risk with a Kruise or some will no way people should flying to Dubai

Re: KISS Dubai in person packages begin at $15,000

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:57 pm
by Frehley's Vomit
Where's Drago? wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 3:17 pm "Socially distanced meet and greet"

Remember when Vinnie was ridiculed from doing a meet and greet from within a ticket kiosk?!
That was the result of Vinnie's paranoia. Offering album signing when people couldn't even fit their albums through the small slot for him to sign. :lol:

Re: KISS Dubai in person packages begin at $15,000

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:02 pm
by LoveGun77
It doesn't bother me....I always say that if you wanna spend this kind of cash on it,that's great. I won't do it ever,but anyone who wants to and can afford,should do it if they want. I personally think it's a waste and ridiculous,but that's for me.

My fandom now includes me listening to the old stuff,picking up some cool bootlegs or colored vinyl etc. I'm happy with that.

Re: KISS Dubai in person packages begin at $15,000

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:05 pm
by Doose
KISSFACE wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:55 pm
ftjr1974 wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:39 pm
His Majesty wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:38 am For this price, they'd BETTER play Love Gun.
Actually they better play their entire catalog!
If KISS played Everything of theirs, how many hours could the show be?
Depends if the playback was at 33, 45 or 78.

Re: KISS Dubai in person packages begin at $15,000

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:11 pm
by Andy Capp
DOUBLE DYNASTY wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:00 pm
Andy Capp wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:31 pm Old Andy said he plans on watching some classic 1974\75 episodes of Happy Days on new year's eve----

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Old Andy? Old Andy is such a WARM AND WONDERFUL PERSON !!!
Old Andy just read your reply‚ and it made him smile---- 😊

thank you for that....

Re: KISS Dubai in person packages begin at $15,000

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:27 pm
by rwgriffith
Andy Capp wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:11 pm
DOUBLE DYNASTY wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:00 pm
Andy Capp wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:31 pm Old Andy said he plans on watching some classic 1974\75 episodes of Happy Days on new year's eve----

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Old Andy? Old Andy is such a WARM AND WONDERFUL PERSON !!!
Old Andy just read your reply‚ and it made him smile---- 😊

thank you for that....
Old Andy rules!!!

Re: KISS Dubai in person packages begin at $15,000

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:44 pm
by Marty Scurll
I'M SO THERE!! $15k...chump change!