acidtreat101, on 12 April 2013 - 10:00 AM, said:
I never thought I was alone in being moved, I know lots of people were moved. 10 seats may not seem like a lot to you but I am a REALLY big fan of Kalafina. I already saw them at Anime Expo two years ago, from the VERY front row. Keiko looked me straight in the eye and I was enraptured by her. I'm flying to Chicago from Los Angeles for the main reason of seeing Kalafina. They are the MAIN reason. I got a decent deal on airfare but I still spent $237, to see Kalafina. Anything else at the con is extra, and I will enjoy it.
Now I don't like confrontations, but what kinda irked me was what you said. It's like a slap in the face saying that the rest of us aren't really big fans of Kalafina, when I'm sure most of us (including myself) really are huge fans. It's really great that you got to see them in concert back at Anime Expo 2011, and that you got to see them in front row (with Keiko looking you in the eye as you say). But for the rest of us, it's our FIRST
time seeing them, and I'm sure most of us are from the Chicago area
as well. I mean, it is upsetting that this happened, but for those who have been moved from section 103 (including myself) are still placed in the front sections anyway. Heck, might even be a better chance at sitting near the front row, too. So I really don't understand what the complaint is about, 'cuz you already got to see them and up close for that matter
. I mean, I could have gone to see them at Anime Expo 2011, but I didn't have that kind of money to spend to travel there back then.
And speaking of FIRSTS, this is ACen's FIRST
time to do this sort of thing. All concerts from previous years has always taken place in the Hyatt's grand ballroom, and they were all free. (They still have a free concert with another musical guest this year though).
And like, S1NN3R said, only reason there is a cost for the tickets is to offset the venue expenses. And ACen is mostly (if not all) made of volunteers. So really, cut them some slack. When things are done for the first time
, things might not always go right.