Remember the days of waiting patiently by a backstage door, desperate to catch a glimpse of your favourite star?
Well, pack up your autograph book and get out your purse because it could cost you thousands for the pleasure of a private meeting with stars like Justin Bieber and Beyoncé Knowles.
Lasting just a few seconds and with conditions like Bey’s infamous “no hugging” rule, these lucrative meet-and-greets can bring in over $900,000 per tour. Money talks!
One Direction: A ticket agency in the US was charging $1800 for access to the band’s soundcheck, a gift and a photo of Niall Horan, 18, Zayn Malik, 19, Louis Tomlinson, 20, Liam Payne, 18, and Harry Styles, 18.
Madonna: Meeting Madge, 53, will set you back $1850. On the plus side, you’re guaranteed a photo and one autograph.
Justin Bieber: Only a true Belieber would fork out the $4200 fee one agent was charging to meet the 18-year-old.
Rihanna: For just $525, you’ll get a pic with RiRi, 24, an autograph, a watch and a laminated backstage pass.Beyoncé Knowles: Bey, 30, charges close to $1700 per meeting, and only one fan gets the privilege before each show.