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This year's performance market is very lively, and many singers have started a national tour, such as Mao Buyi, Xue Zhiqian, Li Ronghao, Jay Chou, Zhang Jie and so on.
In order to be able to grab tickets to the concert, the fans of these singers can be said to have done their best.
Some people can't grab tickets, and would rather go to the scalper to increase the price than listen to the concert of the idol; Naturally, some people called the ticket price too expensive, and they could only listen to the voice of the idol outside the venue.
Of course, for these fans, there are always more ways than difficulties, in addition to buying tickets, there is another way, that is, to go in and volunteer.
Mayday, who held a concert in Beijing a few days ago, is no exception, recruiting many volunteers to maintain order and ensure the smooth progress of the performance.
However, what has caused widespread controversy is that some people posted online to complain that the working meals at the concert were too shabby.
Judging from the photos sent, this meal is indeed difficult to describe compared to the working meals provided by other singers at concerts.
It's just a simple egg fried rice, but there are almost no eggs and other side dishes, only white rice, plus a small box of pickles.
I don't know if the person who provided the meal also knew that the meal was difficult to eat, so I specially added a small box of pickles to make up for it.
This is in stark contrast to the volunteer treatment of Zhang Jie's concert and Mao Buyi's concert below.
Netizens complained not only about working meals, but also felt that he was not attentive to other arrangements for volunteers.
Even if the meal was not delicious, the meal time was only ten minutes, and there were no tables, so many volunteers had to sit on the floor.
As we all know, there is no money to be a volunteer.
Therefore, the volunteers recruited now are generally college students.
College students don't have money, but they still have the time they can use, and they don't want much reward, what they want is the process of that experience.
Therefore, before that, there was also the news that college students took advantage of the holidays to participate in anti-Japanese war dramas and perform in groups.
Not paid? There is no problem, as long as you manage the food, no matter how dirty or tired you are, you can enjoy yourself.
Most of the volunteers who came to Mayday's concert this time were some college students in Beijing.
I thought that being able to participate in the concert of my idol would be a very good memory.
Unexpectedly, not only the food was not good, but the organizer's attitude towards volunteers was not good.
It is said that you can watch the concert, but it is only far behind the stands, and I don't know if I can watch it.
What's even more egregious, because volunteers are responsible for different things, so they are assigned different sessions.
Some people were assigned to the venue, and not only were there no food supplies during the whole process, but in addition to distributing some water and bread, the organizers also asked them to be exposed to the sun for more than an hour, not allowing them to rest.
There are people who are weaker and faint, and those who persist also have their own sore spots.
Therefore, as soon as this matter came out, it was strongly condemned by many netizens.
However, most people condemned the organizers of the concert scene, not the Mayday crowd.
In addition to being unfriendly to volunteers, some other things about Mayday's organizers also stirred up discussion and controversy among the audience.
For example, the glow sticks used in concert venue control.
Field-controlled glow sticks cause disputes?
Previously, the entry #Mayday's old version of the glow stick can control the field# hit the headlines.
This means that the central console transmits the signal and remotely directs all the glow sticks, so that they change according to the color of the light or the rhythm of the song, allowing the singer and the audience to interact in a friendly way.
When they began to hear that Mayday's old version of the glow stick could control the field, most fans and friends were still very happy.
Many people rummage through the cabinets to find out the glow sticks they bought on the site a few years ago, and they can't wait to join this carnival feast.
People who had never bought glow sticks before also went to buy them in order to experience the atmosphere.
But after seeing the price of glow sticks, many friends were still shocked.
Mayday's official glow sticks are priced at 140 yuan a piece, and you must know that the ticket price of the concert is about 1,000 yuan.
Compared with the ticket price of the whole concert, a 140 yuan field-controlled glow stick is indeed a bit expensive.
Even so, there are still people who pay for it, and the sales volume is still okay, so calculated, the profit can still be considerable.
Actually, is a glow stick really that expensive? Where is it mainly expensive?
The head of a technology company that designed glow sticks came out to answer for us: the reason why glow sticks are expensive is more intelligent.
Different from the previous glow sticks, this LED glow stick that can realize full-zone, zonal, point-to-point control is more like an electronic product.
In addition to the function of color-changing field control, the 2.0 field control glow stick also adds the "cloud interaction" function, so that fans and friends who cannot be present in person can also feel the atmosphere of the concert.
But according to Mayday's fans, they have been using this kind of field-controlled lightsticks for their concerts since 2017.
It's just that when I bought it a few years ago, it was still more than forty yuan, and now the price has doubled several times, soaring to 140 yuan a stick.
Many people feel that watching a concert and buying a 140 yuan glow stick to support is indeed a bit expensive.
None of this is a problem, though.
In the past, some other singers held concerts and also used field-controlled glow sticks.
Some well-thought-out concerts will prepare their own glow sticks and put them on the chairs, and when fans listen to songs, they can pick them up and interact at no extra charge.
It's just that when it's over, it's also put back on the chair and the organizer recycles it.
Although glow sticks were not provided at the Mayday concert this time, some fans felt that they did not have to pay for a new one.
In fact, you can go to the second-hand trading platform to buy an old one or rent it for a day, the price is only about 30 yuan.
This is too much better than buying a new one.
However, it is undeniable that the surge in glow stick orders has made related companies turn around.
This has also become one of the reasons why this concert will be criticized.
In addition to glow sticks, almost all concerts have an existence that makes many fans gnash their teeth, that is, scalpers.
The war between fans and scalpers
Mayday's two-pronged concerts in late May and early June will take place six times in a row at the Bird's Nest in Beijing, lasting two weeks.
Fans who heard the good news were thrilled and ready to grab tickets.
But when it comes to grabbing tickets, you will find out how difficult tickets are, not only to compete with other people, fight for network speed, but most importantly, also compete with scalpers.
Officials stipulate that the number of tickets sold to the public market for concerts must not be less than 70% of the number of spectators.
Then the remaining 30% or so will be used by the organizer to exchange resources, or sold to scalpers through layers of resale.
Scalpers sell tickets and pay the difference, which can double the ticket price several times, and the original Mayday official channel ticket price ranges from 355-1855 yuan.
But in the hands of scalpers, 855 tickets can be sold for 5,000 yuan for two consecutive seats, and 1855 tickets are also speculated for 6,000 yuan.
For scalpers, they only sell tickets to make the difference, and they don't care how many seats are empty at the concert scene.
This caused fans to want to enter the venue to watch, but the ticket price was too high, so they had to give up.
The fans who could not enter the venue did not leave, but gathered outside the bird's nest and listened to the idols sing from afar.
And Mayday also knew that there were a lot of fans outside, so they quieted the fans on the scene and sang to the fans outside.
Therefore, this also has the slogan "rather stand at the gate of the bird's nest than let the scalper earn".
Fans are calling for fairness and justice in the concert ticket market in their own way.
In the end, the boycott of fans had an effect, and Mayday's concert in Hangzhou decided to "strengthen the real-name system".
In other words, when purchasing tickets, you need to register your personal identification information.
When entering the electronic QR code, only if the information on the ticket buyer and the ID card is consistent, plus the identification system of the two people, can you enter smoothly.
In addition, tickets purchased under the "strong real name system" are not transferable, and only the person in person can enter the concert to watch the concert.
Prior to this, other singers, such as Liu Ruoying, Liang Jingru, etc., also used this method in concerts, and later launched a channel for ticket refunds, which not only cracked down on scalpers but also protected the interests of fans.
In addition to the implementation of the real-name system to purchase tickets, some singers will also buy their own concert tickets, and then give fans according to the official price to maintain the normal order of the concert and strengthen internal management.
Scalpers and unofficial platforms that resell tickets at a premium harm consumers and disrupt the order of the concert.
Although the real-name ticket purchase system can reduce the operation space of scalpers to a certain extent, to truly achieve ticket fairness, not only the efforts of fans, but also the organizer needs to strengthen management, and the regulatory authorities continue to make efforts.
This Mayday concert also gave a "lesson" to other singers who are about to perform.
Idols and fans should go both ways, and this relationship is healthy.
Mayday, as a group that has debuted for many years, has a huge fan base, I hope that their future career will get better and better, and I hope that similar things will not happen again, so as not to chill the hearts of fans.