I've flown up and got a hotel from San Diego THREE years in a row, now. NEVER again!!! I've been "VIP" in every instance... yet the MOST I've EVER gotten for the extra $125 is ONE drink and a scarce few pieces of sushi!!!
VIP ticket-buyers are promised the following: BACK-STAGE CELEBRITY MEET & GREET, VIP SOUVENIR GOODIE BAGS. I have NEVER in 3 years come across even ONE person working this event that could advise how to find EITHER! Gee... Thanks, Perry!! The "food" in the VIP area consisted of chocolate-dipped strawberries... and ONE other treat that you had to climb over 100 other people to get to! THIS year... not even a free drink from the crappily-stocked bars!!!
To add INSULT to INJURY, I've purchased VIP tickets for the "Official After-Party" BOTH this and last year... $56 last weekend for this, flushed down the sewer! Yet again, the promise to be partying elbow-to-elbow with p@rn stars AND celebrities... not a ONE in sight!!
And... the coup-de-gras: $12 REQUIRED in advance to even get to the event, and I quote from the website: "I repeat, NO waiting!" We got double-deck tour buses when leather, marble, Bose, and flat-screens were paid for! I got to the parking lot at 9 and arrived at the ball around 10:45!!! I HAD to leave by midnight to wait outside, in the cold, for 75 minutes until the NEXT bus returned to pick the angry mob up!! Gee... $195.95 spent for all of 75 minutes that were able to be spent at the event. AGAIN, Thanks, Perry! VIP ticket holders should be drinking for FREE, at least!! Problem is, Mr. Mann insists on scr@wing every last cent out of anyone he can... as long as we continue to allow him to, people.
Footnote: GENITORTURERS were GREAT, however... in THIER defense, and Danny B. got a photo with me... Thanks, Danny!
Pros: Genitorturers, Danny Bonaduce, The Other Performers
Cons: Value, Service, Accuracy Of Advertising, Parking