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Title: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: jemz on May 12, 2008, 12:11:19 AM
Hello everyone!

Tony and I just finished finalizing most of the details to FanimeCon's MusicFest schedule for An Cafe!

The concert for An Cafe is a free, ticketed event to all who have a paid badge.

We have a total of 3,000 attendance tickets for the An Cafe concert, 100 for the reception, and 100 for the autograph session. All tickets are free with membership!

Tickets will be distributed at the San Jose Convention Center in the Registation area during the hours listed on the MusicFest website (http://www.fanime.com/musicfest/schedule.html). If there are tickets still left on Sunday, they will be distributed at the doors at the Civic Auditorium.

Only a certain number of tickets will be distributed per day. That way there are still some tickets left for people coming later in the weekend.

If you registered with a valid An Cafe promo code ("ancafeprelaunch", "ancafe", and "ACCC"), a ticket will be reserved for you until Friday evening. After we finish distributing tickets Friday evening, any tickets that have not been picked up will be released for others to pick up.

You must pick up your badge before you can get a ticket. You may not pick up a ticket for someone else. There are three types of tickets (concert, reception, and autograph) and you can get up to one of each. You can request all three types at pick-up. Pick-up is first come, first serve.

To be very specific, tickets may be picked up at the Registration area at the Box Office on the Hilton side. There will be a designated area where you may line up. There will be Info Booths scattered around the convention that you can stop at and ask for directions or information.

For the hours, the ticketing breakdown, please look at the MusicFest website (http://www.fanime.com/musicfest/schedule.html) for more information.

The MusicFest staff, Tony, and I all hope to see everyone who is coming at the concert and have a good time!
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: slimchance on May 12, 2008, 12:44:50 AM
I registered before the promotional code for an cafe is up.  How can I reserve tickets for An Cafe event?

Does that mean we have to line up to get the ticket to enter the concert if we don't have the ticket reserve? 

Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: Inuashley on May 12, 2008, 12:53:57 AM
I understand that you can't pick up someone else's ticket in addition to your own, but let's say what if a friend picked up their own ticket and decided to give it to me, would that be ok? Are names/badge numbers on the tickets or something? Thanks. ^^
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: Cyhretmis2 on May 12, 2008, 03:03:50 AM
for the thursday pick up does the "Reserved Ticket" stands for the reception and Autographs along with the concert?
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: Shi_Musouka on May 12, 2008, 06:18:33 AM
Asides from the concert tickets, would general staff be eligible for any of the other two tickets?

And you pretty much have a system where you have to either have a full weekend badge for a Sunday badge(Monday badge for autographs) to get a ticket, right?
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: slimchance on May 12, 2008, 08:00:38 AM
Do tickets have seat number or do we need to stand in line before the concert for seating?
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: jemz on May 12, 2008, 08:43:25 AM
Wow! So many questions! Okay, here are some answers. :D


I registered before the promotional code for an cafe is up.  How can I reserve tickets for An Cafe event?

Does that mean we have to line up to get the ticket to enter the concert if we don't have the ticket reserve? 

I believe you can go back and enter the code on your registration until May 15th. After that date, the codes will be locked in and registration is closed.

If you don't have the code, you can still wait in line to pick up a ticket. :)

I understand that you can't pick up someone else's ticket in addition to your own, but let's say what if a friend picked up their own ticket and decided to give it to me, would that be ok? Are names/badge numbers on the tickets or something? Thanks. ^^

If they wanted to give you their ticket (which is totally transferrable), that's up to them if they are okay with it! Names and badge numbers are NOT on the ticket.

However, if they do want to go to the concert and gave their ticket to someone else, they cannot wait in line for another ticket.

for the thursday pick up does the "Reserved Ticket" stands for the reception and Autographs along with the concert?

Sorry, "Reserved Ticket" stands for the concert tickets only.

Asides from the concert tickets, would general staff be eligible for any of the other two tickets?

And you pretty much have a system where you have to either have a full weekend badge for a Sunday badge(Monday badge for autographs) to get a ticket, right?


Sorry, General Staff is not eligible for the other two tickets. Tony and I are currently working on something else for staff.

Actually, those who only come in on Sunday will be able to get a concert ticket with their Sunday badge. We tried really hard to be fair to them as well as everyone else who bought a full weekend badge.

As for the other two events, it sorta worked out to be that way. You would have to have a full weekend badge to pick up the tickets and actually be able to go to them since we mark it against the badge number. Or you can just stand in a lot of long lines. :/  To me, it's better with a full weekend badge even if you are just coming in for Sun/Mon since it will only be $5 more than the single day badges combined.

Do tickets have seat number or do we need to stand in line before the concert for seating?

Tickets will have a seat number but we are not enforcing that. There is some standing room in front of the stage and then lots of seating all around. You can sit anywhere you want.

You will have to stand in line to get into the concert.
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: Tony on May 12, 2008, 08:48:05 AM
Do tickets have seat number or do we need to stand in line before the concert for seating?
They are general seating. If you have a ticket, you WILL get in; if you want your choice of seats, or if you want to get to the front of the stage, you'll want to line up.

Asides from the concert tickets, would general staff be eligible for any of the other two tickets?
No, for reasons that will be explained on the staff list.  ;D

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And you pretty much have a system where you have to either have a full weekend badge for a Sunday badge(Monday badge for autographs) to get a ticket, right?
I knew I forgot to mention something. Yes, you have to have a weekend badge of some type in order to get tickets before the day of the event. So you cannot register for Saturday only and get a ticket for the concert on Sunday.

for the thursday pick up does the "Reserved Ticket" stands for the reception and Autographs along with the concert?
Technically no; there won't be any reception or autograph tickets issued on a first-come, first-serve basis on Thursday. However! We'll be announcing some other ways to get those two kinds of tickets on the 15th. (They involve contests and drawings.)

I understand that you can't pick up someone else's ticket in addition to your own, but let's say what if a friend picked up their own ticket and decided to give it to me, would that be ok?
Yes, that's ok. (So keep your ticket safe!)

I registered before the promotional code for an cafe is up.  How can I reserve tickets for An Cafe event?

Does that mean we have to line up to get the ticket to enter the concert if we don't have the ticket reserve? 
There is some time to enter a code. If you can't enter it, or if you miss the Thursday or Friday pickup, you can still line up for a ticket.
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: Cyhretmis2 on May 12, 2008, 03:57:25 PM
Technically no; there won't be any reception or autograph tickets issued on a first-come, first-serve basis on Thursday. However! We'll be announcing some other ways to get those two kinds of tickets on the 15th. (They involve contests and drawings.)

Thank you for the answer so fast ^-^ Both of you. I will keep an eye out for the contests then ^-^ and plan around picking up the concert tix with my badge thursday and then the other two Friday morning. Again Thank you very much ^-^
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: Osakagrl on May 12, 2008, 05:07:56 PM
whats the chances that people that are arriving early sunday morning could actually get tickets? to the autograph events and concert etc. i want to be there so bad friday, but i am a full time worker and i had to pull major strings to just get sunday and monday off!! I would be so sad if i could not attend T______________T
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: croasian on May 12, 2008, 05:09:06 PM
If I try to get a ticket on Saturday (for example), and I get the concert one only, can I line up and try again for the reception and autograph session Sunday morning?
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: gackt_2003 on May 12, 2008, 05:19:00 PM
does press automatically get in to all three?
or do they need tickets like everyone else because it's limited space?
-thanks
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: SOawesomeness on May 12, 2008, 05:24:28 PM
Oh, I have a question regarding the tickets.

I want to go in and check out the concert, but I know that I won't be staying for the entire thing; maybe I'll see it for like, 20 minutes or so. Is the concert like a go-in-once-and-you-can't-come-out-unless-you-have-another-ticket, or is it like, you'll have your ticket during the concert and you can give it to someone else during the concert? I don't want to make people who come too late to get tickets to feel bad since I don't really know an cafe and I'd much rather it go to better use once I've checked it out...
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: Sunara Ishi on May 12, 2008, 05:33:28 PM
for the thursday pick up does the "Reserved Ticket" stands for the reception and Autographs along with the concert?
Technically no; there won't be any reception or autograph tickets issued on a first-come, first-serve basis on Thursday. However! We'll be announcing some other ways to get those two kinds of tickets on the 15th. (They involve contests and drawings.)
Will it be alright if we pick up our badge and concert ticket on thurs. and come back for say an autograph ticket on Friday then? How will that work since we already got our badge?

Will there be a separate line for those that received their badge on Thursday and just want to get the autograph/reception ticket or will we have to line up with everyone else that is waiting for their badge?
I highly doubt we'd be able to just walk up to the counter to ask for it.

Btw, thanks for all the hard work. I appreciate it. >.<
I will also be there at the contests but I want to ask just in case and for some friends that may also pick up badges and tickets on that day.
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: velvet.Q on May 12, 2008, 07:14:07 PM
I just want to be clear...so I'm going to ask. xD

The "reserved" tickets for those who have promo codes; Are only a certain amount of those being given out a day like the others? Or is it just, whoever has a promo code gets their tickets? I just want to confirm. ^^;;
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: Tony on May 12, 2008, 07:14:33 PM
Will it be alright if we pick up our badge and concert ticket on thurs. and come back for say an autograph ticket on Friday then? How will that work since we already got our badge?
Yes, that will work. We're tracking who we gave tickets to, and what kind.

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Will there be a separate line for those that received their badge on Thursday and just want to get the autograph/reception ticket or will we have to line up with everyone else that is waiting for their badge?
I highly doubt we'd be able to just walk up to the counter to ask for it.
Sorry, there is only one line...

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Btw, thanks for all the hard work. I appreciate it. >.<
I will also be there at the contests but I want to ask just in case and for some friends that may also pick up badges and tickets on that day.
Thanks for your patience!!

Oh, I have a question regarding the tickets.

I want to go in and check out the concert, but I know that I won't be staying for the entire thing; maybe I'll see it for like, 20 minutes or so. Is the concert like a go-in-once-and-you-can't-come-out-unless-you-have-another-ticket, or is it like, you'll have your ticket during the concert and you can give it to someone else during the concert? I don't want to make people who come too late to get tickets to feel bad since I don't really know an cafe and I'd much rather it go to better use once I've checked it out...
Sorry, there's no in-and-out; if you're in, and you leave, you can't come back in.

does press automatically get in to all three?
or do they need tickets like everyone else because it's limited space?
-thanks
Unfortunately Press and Industry need tickets like everyone else.

If I try to get a ticket on Saturday (for example), and I get the concert one only, can I line up and try again for the reception and autograph session Sunday morning?
Yep; you can try at each shift, if you want.

Of course, you can only get one of each type, so it's not like you could get a concert ticket on Saturday, then get another one on Sunday. (I don't think you asked that question, but I wanted to point it out anyway!)

whats the chances that people that are arriving early sunday morning could actually get tickets? to the autograph events and concert etc. i want to be there so bad friday, but i am a full time worker and i had to pull major strings to just get sunday and monday off!! I would be so sad if i could not attend T______________T
There is a decent chance of getting in to the concert on Sunday, but both the autograph session and reception are, unfortunately, very difficult to get into...
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: Tony on May 12, 2008, 07:20:53 PM
I just want to be clear...so I'm going to ask. xD

The "reserved" tickets for those who have promo codes; Are only a certain amount of those being given out a day like the others? Or is it just, whoever has a promo code gets their tickets? I just want to confirm. ^^;;
There's no quota; whoever has a promo code can get a ticket on Thursday or Friday during the hours listed. We'll be giving out tickets for at least as long as is on the website. (Saturday, they disappear.)
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: SOawesomeness on May 12, 2008, 07:21:26 PM
That's gonna suck for three people if all the tickets are gone for the concert...
Haha, oh well for them! (:

Thanks a lot. ^^
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: Super No 1 on May 12, 2008, 07:39:18 PM
Unfortunately Press and Industry need tickets like everyone else.

I don't quite understand how this is going to work.  Please explain.  Specifically, I'd like to know ticketing and concert line-up procedures for press.
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: Inuashley on May 12, 2008, 07:59:13 PM
Thanks for the fast reply to my first question. ^^ Just to clarify, since there seems to be mixed responses for this, are there two separate lines for badge registration and An Cafe ticket pickup? My plan is to pickup my badge and then the concert tickets(I entered in the ancafe promo code today) on Thursday, and then get the reception+autograph tickets Friday morning. It doesn't make much sense to have everyone who has their badge already stand in one combined line for badge reg and An Cafe tickets, if that makes any sense. ^^;
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: Airi on May 12, 2008, 08:02:28 PM
I signed up the promocode, but my group and I will be coming to fanime on Saturday at 7AM. Will I still be able to pick up the tickets? :-\
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: Tony on May 12, 2008, 08:42:56 PM
Unfortunately Press and Industry need tickets like everyone else.

I don't quite understand how this is going to work.  Please explain.  Specifically, I'd like to know ticketing and concert line-up procedures for press.
Press and Industry will have to proceed as attendees... typically we would give special access to press, but unfortunately there are a huge number of complications with that this year, and particularly with this event.

Thanks for the fast reply to my first question. ^^ Just to clarify, since there seems to be mixed responses for this, are there two separate lines for badge registration and An Cafe ticket pickup? My plan is to pickup my badge and then the concert tickets(I entered in the ancafe promo code today) on Thursday, and then get the reception+autograph tickets Friday morning. It doesn't make much sense to have everyone who has their badge already stand in one combined line for badge reg and An Cafe tickets, if that makes any sense. ^^;
There are several different lines, actually! Basically, there are a few lines for registration, but only one line to pick up tickets. Make sure you pick up your registration (or register) before you hop into the ticketing line.

I signed up the promocode, but my group and I will be coming to fanime on Saturday at 7AM. Will I still be able to pick up the tickets? :-\
Sorry - we will have released reserved tickets by then. You'll still have a chance to get tickets Saturday morning, Saturday evening, Sunday morning, and probably Sunday evening just before the show.
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: Shi_Musouka on May 12, 2008, 08:46:28 PM
According to the website, it says that doors open at 7pm and the show starts at 8:30pm. Will people with tickets still be allowed in if they come into the civic after 8pm, but still make it before 8:30pm when An Cafe performance starts?
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: Airi on May 12, 2008, 08:57:32 PM
I signed up the promocode, but my group and I will be coming to fanime on Saturday at 7AM. Will I still be able to pick up the tickets? :-\
Sorry - we will have released reserved tickets by then. You'll still have a chance to get tickets Saturday morning, Saturday evening, Sunday morning, and probably Sunday evening just before the show.
Oh. Thanks for answering. Hope I'll be able to make it in the morning :D
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: Super No 1 on May 12, 2008, 09:25:01 PM
Press and Industry will have to proceed as attendees... typically we would give special access to press, but unfortunately there are a huge number of complications with that this year, and particularly with this event.

That's unfortunate for those of us who take music coverage very seriously.  We're coming from LA to cover this show and it sounds as though we're not going to be able to do much coverage.  I will have to discuss this with the rest of my group.
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: bubydub on May 12, 2008, 09:40:50 PM
Will cameras be allowed at the concert, reception, and autograph sessions? Will people be allowed to line up at the ticket-pick up booth before it opens, or will the lines be broken up? Thank you for answering! : )
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: gackt_2003 on May 12, 2008, 09:51:21 PM
thanks for the quick response Tony!! =]
but just to make sure [since i'm another frazzled fan]...
since press registered differently, was there a place for them to enter the promo code? or are they just out of luck with that?
-thanks!
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: Cherry on May 12, 2008, 11:29:17 PM
Is there gonna be tickets for Q&A?
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: phen on May 13, 2008, 12:33:03 AM
Hey Tony!

I know you said through email that you'd send an email out regarding gift-giving, will that be sent out this week?

Thank you guys so much for your hard work!
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: Shi_Musouka on May 13, 2008, 01:22:08 PM
Will cameras be allowed at the concert, reception, and autograph sessions? Will people be allowed to line up at the ticket-pick up booth before it opens, or will the lines be broken up? Thank you for answering! : )

Direct quote from Tony:

For An Cafe... And (with probably all An Cafe events) photo & video won't be allowed.

The MusicFest Department Second responded to that question(from someone who asked the same thing) with a simple "Nope, sorry" so it's not really worth direct quoting her response. I'll let the MF staff and jemz answer the lining up question.
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: Sunara Ishi on May 13, 2008, 06:21:21 PM
Thanks for the fast reply to my first question. ^^ Just to clarify, since there seems to be mixed responses for this, are there two separate lines for badge registration and An Cafe ticket pickup? My plan is to pickup my badge and then the concert tickets(I entered in the ancafe promo code today) on Thursday, and then get the reception+autograph tickets Friday morning. It doesn't make much sense to have everyone who has their badge already stand in one combined line for badge reg and An Cafe tickets, if that makes any sense. ^^;
There are several different lines, actually! Basically, there are a few lines for registration, but only one line to pick up tickets. Make sure you pick up your registration (or register) before you hop into the ticketing line.
Will it be that way on thursday also then?
To line up in the registration line, and then line up in the ticket line?
Or is that just for Friday-Sunday registration?

Thats good. I thought you were saying we had to line up with the registration line on friday to get our tickets. X.x;

Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: Tony on May 13, 2008, 07:24:39 PM
According to the website, it says that doors open at 7pm and the show starts at 8:30pm. Will people with tickets still be allowed in if they come into the civic after 8pm, but still make it before 8:30pm when An Cafe performance starts?
Sure, they can come in any time.

Press and Industry will have to proceed as attendees... typically we would give special access to press, but unfortunately there are a huge number of complications with that this year, and particularly with this event.

That's unfortunate for those of us who take music coverage very seriously.  We're coming from LA to cover this show and it sounds as though we're not going to be able to do much coverage.  I will have to discuss this with the rest of my group.
Generally, we're stuck in this regard. I'll write you separately about this.

Will cameras be allowed at the concert, reception, and autograph sessions? Will people be allowed to line up at the ticket-pick up booth before it opens, or will the lines be broken up? Thank you for answering! : )
No camera/no video for the concert, at least; probably the same for autographs. As far as I know, you can line up at the ticket box office whenever you like - just be aware that SOS staff or the Police might ask you to disperse if there's a problem (like if you're setting up camp or blocking a fire exit  :P)

thanks for the quick response Tony!! =]
but just to make sure [since i'm another frazzled fan]...
since press registered differently, was there a place for them to enter the promo code? or are they just out of luck with that?
-thanks!
Press is pretty much out of luck, unfortunately... no slight against the Press, I really wish we could fill the place with people who want to talk about the convention, but again there are details that are making this problematic.

Hey Tony!

I know you said through email that you'd send an email out regarding gift-giving, will that be sent out this week?

Thank you guys so much for your hard work!
Sorry  :-[ we're still trying to get details from the band as to how they want to handle gifts. It looks more and more like we'll have a bin for drop-off at their events. My guess is that no one will be able to directly give a gift to the band, but I can't say for certain at this point.

Thanks for the fast reply to my first question. ^^ Just to clarify, since there seems to be mixed responses for this, are there two separate lines for badge registration and An Cafe ticket pickup? My plan is to pickup my badge and then the concert tickets(I entered in the ancafe promo code today) on Thursday, and then get the reception+autograph tickets Friday morning. It doesn't make much sense to have everyone who has their badge already stand in one combined line for badge reg and An Cafe tickets, if that makes any sense. ^^;
There are several different lines, actually! Basically, there are a few lines for registration, but only one line to pick up tickets. Make sure you pick up your registration (or register) before you hop into the ticketing line.
Will it be that way on thursday also then?
To line up in the registration line, and then line up in the ticket line?
Or is that just for Friday-Sunday registration?

Thats good. I thought you were saying we had to line up with the registration line on friday to get our tickets. X.x;
Um... I'm a little confused...
Basically, you have to get your badge before you can get a ticket; once you have that, you can hop into the ticketing line at any time.
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: pandrogyny on May 13, 2008, 07:44:01 PM
I have a question about lining up aswell; I don't think it's been answered yet, and if so I just need clarification.

After the quota for reception/autograph tickets is met for the morning pickup of a particular day, will those lined up who did not get tickets be allowed to remain in line for the next opportunity, or will those lines be broken up until a later time?


Thanks in advance. <3
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: vineboy33 on May 13, 2008, 08:27:36 PM
I know this is sort of a stupid question but what if we wanted to take pics why we waited in line? Is it at all possible for us to come with our cameras as long as we leave them in our bags? I can understand someone asking to take them if we took pictures during the concert but can we bring them for before and after part. I just don’t want to bring it and then have to get out of line to put it away.

Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: ewu on May 13, 2008, 11:25:05 PM
Is it unethical and how likely will it be successful if we try to bribe the incorruptible Musicfest staff for a ticket?

I might have a ring....or something shiny... a shiny bright extravagant special thing of silver

O:-) everybody smile, we are close to an awesome con with An Cafe!
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: Sunara Ishi on May 14, 2008, 01:41:58 AM
Thanks for the fast reply to my first question. ^^ Just to clarify, since there seems to be mixed responses for this, are there two separate lines for badge registration and An Cafe ticket pickup? My plan is to pickup my badge and then the concert tickets(I entered in the ancafe promo code today) on Thursday, and then get the reception+autograph tickets Friday morning. It doesn't make much sense to have everyone who has their badge already stand in one combined line for badge reg and An Cafe tickets, if that makes any sense. ^^;
There are several different lines, actually! Basically, there are a few lines for registration, but only one line to pick up tickets. Make sure you pick up your registration (or register) before you hop into the ticketing line.
Will it be that way on thursday also then?
To line up in the registration line, and then line up in the ticket line?
Or is that just for Friday-Sunday registration?

Thats good. I thought you were saying we had to line up with the registration line on friday to get our tickets. X.x;
Um... I'm a little confused...
Basically, you have to get your badge before you can get a ticket; once you have that, you can hop into the ticketing line at any time.
Sorry. u(v.v)u I seem to have a tendency to confuse sometimes. Thanks for putting up with my confusion. X.x; I'll try to explain what I meant without confusing myself.
Let me re-phrase:
On Thursday, will there be just one separate line for registration (pre-reg./early reg.) pickup and a one separate line for picking up tickets?
Or some sort of combined line where you get both at the same time?

I just wanted to make sure that it is the same as the arrangement for the rest of the con.
The whole separate line thing that is.
Like say for Friday to Sunday: 1 line for pre-reg./early reg., 1 line for at con reg., and 1 ticket pickup line.
I just want to confirm that thursday will be: 1 line for pre-reg./early reg. and 1 ticket pickup line.

And not something like a line for those just getting badges and a line for those wishing to get badges and the concert ticket.
I could see the concert ticket being coupled with our badges as they are "reserved" if we entered a promo code. But as this does not seem the case, I just wanted to make sure it is the above.

I really thank you for putting up with this from me. (This should be the last I'll bother you. I hope.)
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: kaiora on May 14, 2008, 06:02:26 AM
Im going to ask even though this is kinda answered on the musicfest page. But im a bit confused becuase of other things that have been said. During each you are only giving out a certain amount of ticket for the concert, and it shows that its the same for the meet the guests and autograph thing, is that true? only a certain amount of everything are given out at the times listed?
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: jemz on May 14, 2008, 09:40:19 AM
I have a question about lining up aswell; I don't think it's been answered yet, and if so I just need clarification.

After the quota for reception/autograph tickets is met for the morning pickup of a particular day, will those lined up who did not get tickets be allowed to remain in line for the next opportunity, or will those lines be broken up until a later time?


Thanks in advance. <3

The reception/autograph tickets are given out at the same time as the concert tickets. We'll give them out on a first come/first serve basis for the duration of the hour. Once those tickets are gone, we are still giving out concert tickets during that time frame stated on the website. This is for each session that we are giving tickets out.

Once the Box Office is done giving out tickets, it closes and the staff will be elsewhere working on more MusicFest stuff.

Our Safety on Site or the Police may discourage you from staying in line all day.

I know this is sort of a stupid question but what if we wanted to take pics why we waited in line? Is it at all possible for us to come with our cameras as long as we leave them in our bags? I can understand someone asking to take them if we took pictures during the concert but can we bring them for before and after part. I just don’t want to bring it and then have to get out of line to put it away.



If you are waiting in line to obtain a ticket, feel free to take pictures!

But if you are in line for the concert, you will not be able to bring in your camera as there is a no video/camera rule.


Is it unethical and how likely will it be successful if we try to bribe the incorruptible Musicfest staff for a ticket?

I might have a ring....or something shiny... a shiny bright extravagant special thing of silver

O:-) everybody smile, we are close to an awesome con with An Cafe!

For you, Eric, it's VERY UNETHICAL and you will totally fail in trying to bribe the incorruptible MusicFest staff for a ticket. Yes, the Head of Fan Services has to wait in line like everyone else! Unless you have a few of those "shiny bright extravagant special thing of silver" to give to everyone on staff.  Then maybe we can work something out. ;-)  Something about a maid outfit....

On Thursday, will there be just one separate line for registration (pre-reg./early reg.) pickup and a one separate line for picking up tickets?
Or some sort of combined line where you get both at the same time?

Just to be very clear, there is one line for An Cafe concert/autograph/reception tickets. MusicFest's tickets are given out at the BOX OFFICE on the Hilton side.  The Box Office is not part of any of the lines for Registration.

Even though they are in the same area, the lines for to pick up your membership badges are different from the line for MusicFest.

You MUST pick up your badge (either pre-reg/early-reg/full weekend/Sunday/Monday badge) in order to pick up tickets for MusicFest. There are no exceptions to this.

So in short, you have to wait in one line to get your badge and then another line to pick up the tickets.

Im going to ask even though this is kinda answered on the musicfest page. But im a bit confused becuase of other things that have been said. During each you are only giving out a certain amount of ticket for the concert, and it shows that its the same for the meet the guests and autograph thing, is that true? only a certain amount of everything are given out at the times listed?


Yes. It's is true. Only a certain amount of tickets are given out at the times listed.

The only exception to this are the tickets that are won as prizes during the convention (i.e. certain contests on Stage Zero, Karaoke, etc.).  So you can definitely check out a few other events and try and win them. :D
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: redroses3164 on May 14, 2008, 05:01:26 PM
Is the reserved tickets picked up in the same line with everyone else getting their unreserved tickets or will there be a separate line for the reserved?

You guys are doing a wonderful job with organizing such a popular band. (I only know AnCafe cuz they did an ED in Darker than Black... so I thought I'd check out their concert.)
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: Frank7heT4nk on May 14, 2008, 06:40:24 PM
I preregistered for my brother at the end of last year and he doesn't have an account he can log into. How can he get a ticket?
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: Inuashley on May 14, 2008, 07:07:51 PM
Sorry to be a little nitpicky, but I'm kind of worried; are camera phones allowed? I definitely wouldn't be taking pictures with it, but I need to have my cell phone on me if possible.
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: phen on May 14, 2008, 08:51:13 PM
thanks for the reply in regards to the gift-giving [and sorry for my late one!], good luck with finalizing everything :]
I'll continue to check back here.
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: Shi_Musouka on May 14, 2008, 09:08:34 PM
Sorry to be a little nitpicky, but I'm kind of worried; are camera phones allowed? I definitely wouldn't be taking pictures with it, but I need to have my cell phone on me if possible.

As far as camera phones go, I know that some S.O.S. staff may not be as strict in enforcing the non-use of camera phones at MusicFest(and other events where photography is not allowed) in general since 99% of the time, the image quality from camera phones tend to be really crappy and unfocused, so my guess is that camera phones will most likely be allowed(but that's a guess so don't take my word for it).

But I think MusicFest might have a different policy regarding An Cafe though...



On another note, the ticket giving process is pretty much get in line, show badge, let MF staff type in badge number into the system, pick up ticket, and leave, correct? How much time does the MF staff estimate that this ticket processing should take for each badged person in line?

My only concern regarding the process is both the processing rate of tickets and the length of time the booth is open, especially for Friday because there will be the following people in line for one of each shift:
*staff
*reserved ticketholders, including pre-regged and early-regged people
*and people attempting to get the 155 tickets per shift

Compared to on Thursday:
*staff
*reserved ticketholders under pre-reg

I guess what I'm trying to say is that maybe there could be a crucial flaw in the Friday hours because by the time the rest of the line reaches the ticket booth(for both 9-10 and 5-6 times), it'll be closed because time is up. The only people I can see losing out in this scenario is some staff and reserved ticketholders(especially for early-regged people) at the worst. I'm probably missing a very important point, but I'll figure it out eventually XD.

Sorry if it sounds like I'm complaining about all of MF's hard work. lol(I'm not trying to, though.)

But yeah, I know, I know. MF is working hard at it and I'm fully aware that I'm not as knowledgeable about line processing as most staff here is. Then there's the whole "If you can't get in line early enough to get a ticket, your fault" logic... I'm not concerned about getting my own ticket at all. I just wanted to bring that possible concern up since I know some of my friends on staff who want to see the concert may not be at the con until Friday afternoon and I want to help them construct a game plan so that they can get a decent shot at it(at the least).
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: slimchance on May 14, 2008, 11:59:25 PM
I already preregistered.  I still can go back to my account and enter the promotion code for An Cafe right?  Is there any paper or email saying that i reserve the ticket for the concert? I just want to make sure because I don't want to get there and staffs said i didn't reserve. 
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: Tony on May 15, 2008, 01:36:13 PM
I already preregistered.  I still can go back to my account and enter the promotion code for An Cafe right?  Is there any paper or email saying that i reserve the ticket for the concert? I just want to make sure because I don't want to get there and staffs said i didn't reserve. 
You can still get in; the deadline is tonight, I believe. There are no receipts; it's logged on our side in the database.

On another note, the ticket giving process is pretty much get in line, show badge, let MF staff type in badge number into the system, pick up ticket, and leave, correct? How much time does the MF staff estimate that this ticket processing should take for each badged person in line?
I did the math, and the answer is "just enough".  ;D

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My only concern regarding the process is ...
Don't worry, we've thought of that. The information on the website is only half of the story, and critical departments (including yours) have been informed.  ;D

Sorry to be a little nitpicky, but I'm kind of worried; are camera phones allowed? I definitely wouldn't be taking pictures with it, but I need to have my cell phone on me if possible.
Just don't take pictures with it.  And you have to promise to open it up and wave it in the air, for atmosphere!  :P

I preregistered for my brother at the end of last year and he doesn't have an account he can log into. How can he get a ticket?
He has an account. Try emailing registration@fanime.com with his details; they can send the login information for the account, assuming an email address was provided. If not... try emailing them anyway.

Is the reserved tickets picked up in the same line with everyone else getting their unreserved tickets or will there be a separate line for the reserved?
There's only one line, unfortunately...

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You guys are doing a wonderful job with organizing such a popular band. (I only know AnCafe cuz they did an ED in Darker than Black... so I thought I'd check out their concert.)
Thanks, we're trying hard... ^_^;
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: mrsanticafe on May 15, 2008, 02:35:12 PM
"There are three types of tickets (concert, reception, and autograph) and you can get up to one of each. You can request all three types at pick-up. Pick-up is first come, first serve."

I am confused from what I've read here. After we get are badge are we able to get all three at once (one of each) or are they just going to be given through contests where fans can't get them first-come first-serve? -confused-

Edit: Sorry if this has been answered. I'm just very confused... 

Also, I'd be a little concerned about...finding these lines and finding everything I want to go to. I'll be staying at the Hilton Hotel.
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: Megumi on May 15, 2008, 07:06:29 PM
I'm very confused. If you pre-regged, how do you login and enter the promo-code for the an-cafe thing?

My password isn't working. I requested my password because I forgot it and the one they gave me in the e-mail isn't working. I'm afraid I won't be able to try anything before it's too late because I have no idea when anyone will get back to me on the forum >.< ....

Please help!
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: jemz on May 15, 2008, 07:48:34 PM
"There are three types of tickets (concert, reception, and autograph) and you can get up to one of each. You can request all three types at pick-up. Pick-up is first come, first serve."

I am confused from what I've read here. After we get are badge are we able to get all three at once (one of each) or are they just going to be given through contests where fans can't get them first-come first-serve? -confused-

Edit: Sorry if this has been answered. I'm just very confused... 

Also, I'd be a little concerned about...finding these lines and finding everything I want to go to. I'll be staying at the Hilton Hotel.

You can request them if they are being given out at the session you are going to (see the MF website for times and ticket breakdown). They are first come, first serve.

However, we do have a select number of tickets for the autograph session and reception reserved as prizes. In that case, you can't ask for those. But you can win them!

Both lines (for your membership badge and the concert tickets) are in the Registration area on the first floor of the Convention Center. Just look for lots of people queued up.  The Hilton is connected to the Convention Center. There are info booths scattered around, so if you get lost, you can ask them for a map or directions. There's also a map in the program guide which you get when you pick up your badge. :D

I'm very confused. If you pre-regged, how do you login and enter the promo-code for the an-cafe thing?

My password isn't working. I requested my password because I forgot it and the one they gave me in the e-mail isn't working. I'm afraid I won't be able to try anything before it's too late because I have no idea when anyone will get back to me on the forum >.< ....

Please help!

If your password isn't working, email registration@fanime.com and they can get it for you.
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: mrsanticafe on May 15, 2008, 08:10:44 PM
Thanks for the info. I know the hotel and convention are connected. XD What about the line for the autograph and reception?
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: Megumi on May 15, 2008, 08:13:17 PM
Okay, I got everything working. Thanks! One more question. How do I know that the promotional code has gone through/worked?
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: Tony on May 15, 2008, 08:15:44 PM
Okay, I got everything working. Thanks! One more question. How do I know that the promotional code has gone through/worked?
All you need to do is type it in.  :) I may send an email at this point.

Thanks for the info. I know the hotel and convention are connected. XD What about the line for the autograph and reception?
The line will be at the box office at the registration area. Basically, if you go into the convention center from the main entrance (where the fountains are), it'll be straight forward at the "gates" and to your right.
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: questionette on May 15, 2008, 08:34:59 PM
So like, uhm, for the autograph tickets...what will be the contests?  Will we be notified when/where? Or will this be like, spur of the moment?
I just don't want it to blow over my head and realize I never had a chance at them, ya know?
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: Tony on May 15, 2008, 08:46:31 PM
Karaoke is getting a few, Stage Zero is getting a bunch, and a few will be given out via random drawing.
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: mrsanticafe on May 15, 2008, 10:22:35 PM
Thank-you very much for the quick responses. I can't wait to go to Fanime. XD I am mainly there for Antic Cafe, but I'd like to try and volunteer and enjoy some other things going on there.

As for the contests...I'd be worried about a ticket given to someone who isn't a fan of Antic Cafe and may not enjoy it?
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: ayaminamino on May 15, 2008, 10:27:11 PM
So for staff... we just need to show our staff number then we'll get the ticket for the tickets right? Of course I know we have to get in line for that.
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: jemz on May 16, 2008, 06:58:58 AM
So for staff... we just need to show our staff number then we'll get the ticket for the tickets right? Of course I know we have to get in line for that.

Yup. Just show your staff badge! The sad part is that you will have to stand in line with everyone else because of fire hazards.
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: Osakagrl on May 16, 2008, 02:49:25 PM
Ok i must be retarded because I am SOOOOOOOOO CONFUSED! so I HAVE to come sunday because I have my full time job. An cafe is the only reason I am coming. I would be there Sunday morning right when you open. so like I have a very good chance of getting a ticket because your giving away 300+? And for the autographs and signing? You guys are giving away 30 on Sunday??? PLEASE Tell me this is true!!!!
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: jemz on May 16, 2008, 03:07:40 PM
Ok i must be retarded because I am SOOOOOOOOO CONFUSED! so I HAVE to come sunday because I have my full time job. An cafe is the only reason I am coming. I would be there Sunday morning right when you open. so like I have a very good chance of getting a ticket because your giving away 300+? And for the autographs and signing? You guys are giving away 30 on Sunday??? PLEASE Tell me this is true!!!!

Yes. We're giving at least 300 concert tickets in the morning session and everything we have left in the afternoon session on Sunday. We did this because we know many Cafekkos are coming in only on Sunday and we wanted to make sure you had a chance to see them in concert.

The MusicFest website (http://www.fanime.com/musicfest/schedule.html) will have the ticket breakdown and hours as well as where to get them.
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: questionette on May 16, 2008, 04:47:49 PM
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If you registered with a valid An Cafe promo code, a concert ticket will be reserved for you until Friday. After we finish distributing tickets Friday evening, any tickets that have not been picked up will be released for others to pick up.

Woah, woah, woah, WOAH.  I'm arriving at fanime saturday morning, does that mean I won't get a ticket, even though I put in the promo code and everything?
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: Ryvannis on May 16, 2008, 05:27:40 PM
Curious since I almost registered (midnight procrastination FTW), I was kicked out of the system when I submitted because the deadline passed.
Is it possible to reinstate it and register or no?

Because if not I was planning on getting my badge along with the tickets on Thursday (Day 0) but it looks like its only for people who registered. :(
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: jemz on May 16, 2008, 05:56:59 PM
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If you registered with a valid An Cafe promo code, a concert ticket will be reserved for you until Friday. After we finish distributing tickets Friday evening, any tickets that have not been picked up will be released for others to pick up.

Woah, woah, woah, WOAH.  I'm arriving at fanime saturday morning, does that mean I won't get a ticket, even though I put in the promo code and everything?

Don't worry! You can still get a ticket as long as you have your membership badge and line up at the times given on the MusicFest website.


Curious since I almost registered (midnight procrastination FTW), I was kicked out of the system when I submitted because the deadline passed.
Is it possible to reinstate it and register or no?

Because if not I was planning on getting my badge along with the tickets on Thursday (Day 0) but it looks like its only for people who registered. :(


You can email Registration@fanime.com and they can answer your question.

You can come on Friday and buy a full weekend badge. Once you have that, you can hop into the line for the tickets for An Cafe. :D There are lots of chances to pick up the tickets.
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: DN6412 on May 17, 2008, 12:21:05 PM
I have a question I'm not very clear on.

On Friday morning, are you actually giving out 125+ tickets? 125 tickets for those who didn't enter the AnCafe promo code and "+" tickets for those who did and have their tickets reserved? Also,on Friday, can I get all three tickets at once? Well, if there are still any autograph and reception tickets left . . .
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: Tony on May 18, 2008, 12:11:08 AM
The numbers in the quota column are the amount of tickets we're distributing to members who don't have a ticket reserved. It doesn't include the number of tickets we're giving to people who entered an An Cafe promo code.

And, yes, you can get all three tickets at once on Friday. If the autograph and reception tickets have run out by the time you get to the ticketing window, you can try again Friday evening... and Saturday morning and evening... etc.
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: Megumi on May 18, 2008, 12:23:53 AM
So you can't get all 3 tickets on Thursday? That's only the concert ticket? Also...what is Cafekko? Is that related to AnCafe?
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: IshokuOsero on May 18, 2008, 12:39:21 AM
So you can't get all 3 tickets on Thursday? That's only the concert ticket? Also...what is Cafekko? Is that related to AnCafe?

Cafekko are what Antikku calls their fans.
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: Megumi on May 18, 2008, 01:45:52 AM
So you can't get all 3 tickets on Thursday? That's only the concert ticket? Also...what is Cafekko? Is that related to AnCafe?

Cafekko are what Antikku calls their fans.

Ah okay. Thanks so much!

it's not fair :( The AnCafe fan reception thingie is like the same time as the Hidenobu Kiuchi fan appreciation thingie and the gothic lolita picnic...agh...I just can't win at this con >.< ...
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: fencergirl on May 18, 2008, 03:31:24 PM
So there's an opening band, right?
What time approximately will they start?

What time will An Cafe start?

Also, what time can we start lining up for the concert? Are there rules about it?
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: Kazuko on May 18, 2008, 04:27:12 PM
So there's an opening band, right?
What time approximately will they start?

What time will An Cafe start?

Also, what time can we start lining up for the concert? Are there rules about it?
That is all answered on the music fest part of the Fanime website. I dont know about the opening band since there hasent been an update on any other acts but im sure that there might be one? Musicfest always has a variety set so its like all artists not just one opening act and then the main event.

:3 music fest staff is working hard im betting so I hope for them things run super smoothly
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: fencergirl on May 18, 2008, 05:19:54 PM
Okay... I don't really think that answers any of my questions but thanks for trying.
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: jemz on May 19, 2008, 06:36:51 AM
So you can't get all 3 tickets on Thursday? That's only the concert ticket? Also...what is Cafekko? Is that related to AnCafe?

That's correct. We are only giving out the reserved concert tickets on Thursday.

So there's an opening band, right?
What time approximately will they start?

What time will An Cafe start?

Also, what time can we start lining up for the concert? Are there rules about it?

Yes. Ramen and Rice are our opening band.

The show starts at 8pm as stated on the MusicFest website.

You can line up anytime after the FMV's end. If you line before that, our Safety on Site may disperse you or think that you are there just for FMVs and not the concert.
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: IshokuOsero on May 19, 2008, 06:59:58 AM
Since the line doesn't start until after the FMV's, out of curiosity and safety I'm going to ask this.
What is the Fanime staff / security going to do about the line, or how would we go about getting in line? It's probably going to end up a mad dash the second the FMV's end, so I'm wondering what sort of policy or whatever would be put in place as far as lining up. I know it'll be safe or whatever, I'm just curious as to how you guys will go about doing it so I'll be prepared for whatever.
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: jemz on May 19, 2008, 07:13:54 AM
Since the line doesn't start until after the FMV's, out of curiosity and safety I'm going to ask this.
What is the Fanime staff / security going to do about the line, or how would we go about getting in line? It's probably going to end up a mad dash the second the FMV's end, so I'm wondering what sort of policy or whatever would be put in place as far as lining up. I know it'll be safe or whatever, I'm just curious as to how you guys will go about doing it so I'll be prepared for whatever.

Safety is one of the main things we took into consideration. We want our attendees to be safe and for everyone to have a great time at the concert.

There will be Safety on Site around. There will be police around (both in uniform and plain clothes) on site. There will be other measures of security in place.

I'm sure it won't be a rowdy time lining up. But SoS, MusicFest staff, and the Police/EMTs are all aware that this is big event and all steps to keep things running smoothly and safely will be taken.

If you are breaking the rules of FanimeCon (they're in the program guide/online!) and/or state laws, your badge may be revoked and you may miss the event. I'm hoping it won't come down to that and everyone will have a good time and be respectful of each other.
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: mrsanticafe on May 19, 2008, 03:35:32 PM
How would you be breaking the rules in this situation? Any examples?

I am worried about fights breaking out and people trying to steal spots. I'd also hate to be waiting in-line only for people to cut in front of you just because your friend was there. I have had this kind of thing happen to me before. It's not fun.
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: Shi_Musouka on May 19, 2008, 05:35:01 PM
I believe one of the things that can get your badge pulled is if you are caught backstage. I know the reason they're enforcing the 3,000 capacity is because to go over that capacity may present a safety/fire hazard inside the building. It is against the facility rules(dunno if it's illegal) to block any doors, exits, walkways, and emergency equipment because it makes it that much harder for Fanime Staff and San Jose City personnel to escort everyone out the building or to grab ahold of emergency equipment should something like an earthquake, fire, etc. occur during the concert.

I do know that the police do not take kindly to people who riot. No question about it, there will be SoS staff doing line control for this event and judging about the amount of staff that have been stationed for line control and the like, someone is bound to pay attention to cutters. Generally, SoS will tell them to go to the end up the line, but there are some that aren't as straightforward when approaching these things.

For An Cafe, I'm pretty sure the people working there will enforce the no cutting, most likely. I doubt that answered the question, but it was worth the attempt :]
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: mrsanticafe on May 19, 2008, 06:47:53 PM
That makes me feel safer. I'd like to go to the concert and have fun, not get hurt. I'd just hate to have the chance of getting the ticket and lose it by some selfish fans.
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: Sunara Ishi on May 19, 2008, 09:15:29 PM
I thought that after the 15th, our promo code would be locked so we couldn't change it? O.o?
Mine still shows a white box where you can edit.
I had typed in "ancafe" like a month ago but without the quotes. Did we need the quotes? O.o?

~confused~
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: mrsanticafe on May 19, 2008, 09:32:20 PM
That was a month ago. I believe it was the 15th of this month the promo code was closed.

So....it's expected that there will be 3,000 fans there?

I feel silly for asking this, but are there going to be any other opportunities to win backstage passes?
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: gackt_2003 on May 19, 2008, 09:36:03 PM
oh my goodness...i think i've misunderstood this whole time.
i thought those who entered a promo-code had all three tickets reserved for them.
but a reserved ticket is only a concert ticket. right?
so since i have a promo-code, i can go friday and get my reserved concert ticket. but i'd have to line up seperately with everyone else to try and get a reception/autograph ticket. right?

so sorry so many questions are asked, but i really appreciate all you're doing for us!! =]
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: Ari on May 19, 2008, 09:47:09 PM
Lol how dumb i am but how in the worl did you get a promo code? Did i not pay attention or was it sent to people?
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: IshokuOsero on May 20, 2008, 12:52:44 AM
Since the line doesn't start until after the FMV's, out of curiosity and safety I'm going to ask this.
What is the Fanime staff / security going to do about the line, or how would we go about getting in line? It's probably going to end up a mad dash the second the FMV's end, so I'm wondering what sort of policy or whatever would be put in place as far as lining up. I know it'll be safe or whatever, I'm just curious as to how you guys will go about doing it so I'll be prepared for whatever.

Safety is one of the main things we took into consideration. We want our attendees to be safe and for everyone to have a great time at the concert.

There will be Safety on Site around. There will be police around (both in uniform and plain clothes) on site. There will be other measures of security in place.

I'm sure it won't be a rowdy time lining up. But SoS, MusicFest staff, and the Police/EMTs are all aware that this is big event and all steps to keep things running smoothly and safely will be taken.

If you are breaking the rules of FanimeCon (they're in the program guide/online!) and/or state laws, your badge may be revoked and you may miss the event. I'm hoping it won't come down to that and everyone will have a good time and be respectful of each other.

Thanks so much for answering my question.~
That was my main worry for the day of the concert, considering I've been to some rather, erm, interesting Jrock concerts before where people were way out of line. The rabid fangirls / fanboys can get pretty extreme sometimes, and I'm glad to hear there are plenty of measures that will ensure the safety of everyone attending. =)

I'll save my other questions for when I get in line there, since they're more about the security measures inside the building. There will be plenty of time to figure that sort of stuff out~ but for now, thanks a lot! It feels like a great load of stress just got lifted.  8)
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: jemz on May 20, 2008, 06:24:37 AM
I thought that after the 15th, our promo code would be locked so we couldn't change it? O.o?
Mine still shows a white box where you can edit.
I had typed in "ancafe" like a month ago but without the quotes. Did we need the quotes? O.o?

~confused~

Well....the Registration database is now downloaded and moved elsewhere. So whatever you type in now won't be there at the con itself.

:D You don't need the quotes so I wouldn't worry so much over it.

So....it's expected that there will be 3,000 fans there?

I feel silly for asking this, but are there going to be any other opportunities to win backstage passes?

3,000 is our max capacity for the Civic for safety and fire code reasons. I hope we can fill up the Civic Auditorium! It would be awesome if 3,000 people were holding up lightsticks while bopping to An Cafe.

There are no backstage passes. Sorry but the management is pretty strict about that.

but a reserved ticket is only a concert ticket. right?
so since i have a promo-code, i can go friday and get my reserved concert ticket. but i'd have to line up seperately with everyone else to try and get a reception/autograph ticket. right?

Yup! The reserved ticket is the concert ticket and held until the end of the last session on Friday night.

If you want a chance at the other tickets (including any of the GAINAX tickets), you can ask for them starting on Friday morning as the ticketing schedule on the MusicFest website states. :D

Lol how dumb i am but how in the worl did you get a promo code? Did i not pay attention or was it sent to people?

The promo code was stated on the website when we announced the band. :D There is also another code on one of the club cards circulated.

Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: Shi_Musouka on May 20, 2008, 08:31:57 AM



There are no backstage passes. Sorry but the management is pretty strict about that.


Does those backstage passes include the ones that were offered through contest sites?(ex. musicJAPAN's An Cafe/Fanime weekend pass contest , but I'm not 100% sure if a backstage pass was included in there)
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: jemz on May 20, 2008, 10:07:33 AM
Does those backstage passes include the ones that were offered through contest sites?(ex. musicJAPAN's An Cafe/Fanime weekend pass contest , but I'm not 100% sure if a backstage pass was included in there)

Yes. The musicjapan+ contest in conjunction with Fanime does not include backstage passes.
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: PK on May 20, 2008, 11:48:48 AM
Ok so I plan on getting my autograph ticket in the morning on Friday,(and pick up my badge and stuff thursday) how early do you think i could be there waiting?
And what happens once the 15 tickets of the day are gone, you have to try again?

oh i'm so nervous, because i am one of the unluckiest persons in the world and with only 100 tickets for autographing I might not get that chance..seeing how there is probably a bunch more then 100 people wanting autographs...

I'm trying to estimate on around how many were in line at the Akon convention..but it was hard to tell since there was two autograph sessions..and people were allowed to get back in line

>.<!!

oh but you know what..i'm glad i got a full weekend pass..i heard a lot of An Cafe fans weren't getting a full weekend pass because they are only going to the convention for the concert and stuff...so maybe i do have a chance

XD

boy do I babble..

I just want to give everyone who worked so hard for getting this all together millions of hugs and kisses!!~
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: Tony on May 20, 2008, 11:59:27 AM
Ok so I plan on getting my autograph ticket in the morning on Friday,(and pick up my badge and stuff thursday) how early do you think i could be there waiting?
So long as the Safety staff and Police don't mind, you can line up pretty early. Just don't block exists, create a fire hazard, or sleep/set up camp.  ;D

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And what happens once the 15 tickets of the day are gone, you have to try again?
Correct.  :-\

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oh i'm so nervous, because i am one of the unluckiest persons in the world and with only 100 tickets for autographing I might not get that chance..seeing how there is probably a bunch more then 100 people wanting autographs...
Unfortunately, yes... but, there will also be contests on Stage Zero and at Karaoke. We'll be giving away some extras that way!


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oh but you know what..i'm glad i got a full weekend pass..i heard a lot of An Cafe fans weren't getting a full weekend pass because they are only going to the convention for the concert and stuff...so maybe i do have a chance
Yes, actually!

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I just want to give everyone who worked so hard for getting this all together millions of hugs and kisses!!~
You're why we do it!  :)
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: nanshi on May 20, 2008, 12:15:24 PM
I think I'm missing something here...

There are 3 types of tickets for An Cafe right? The new updated schedule and rules on the website doesn't show the reception anymore and it also mentions that there is only 2 type of tickets. 3,00 for the concert and 100 for autographs.

Is the Reception not planned anymore?
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: gackt_2003 on May 20, 2008, 12:18:58 PM
Tony just announced that the reception is cancelled.
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: jemz on May 20, 2008, 12:19:17 PM
I think I'm missing something here...

There are 3 types of tickets for An Cafe right? The new updated schedule and rules on the website doesn't show the reception anymore and it also mentions that there is only 2 type of tickets. 3,00 for the concert and 100 for autographs.

Is the Reception not planned anymore?

The Cafekko Reception is canceled (http://forums.fanime.com/index.php/topic,9794.0.html).

There are now two tickets for MusicFest you can pick up, the concert and the autograph session. You can also pick up tickets to any of the GAINAX events as well since most of their events will be ticketed.
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: nanshi on May 20, 2008, 12:20:43 PM
I think I'm missing something here...

There are 3 types of tickets for An Cafe right? The new updated schedule and rules on the website doesn't show the reception anymore and it also mentions that there is only 2 type of tickets. 3,00 for the concert and 100 for autographs.

Is the Reception not planned anymore?

never mind...

just saw the announcement...

I was actually thinking the same thing. It was cutting it a bit too close to the concert. Maybe you guys will consider having more tickets for the autograph session now?

 ;)
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: phen on May 20, 2008, 12:21:13 PM
After that announcement, I'm severely disappointed...

but I do have a couple of questions to ask.

If we get into the autograph session, will we be able to give gifts directly to the members?
Also, there will be concert merchandise, correct? How is this going to be handled?
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: gackt_2003 on May 20, 2008, 12:26:24 PM
Also, there will be concert merchandise, correct? How is this going to be handled?
ohh yes, i'd like to know about the concert merchandise, too.
also for the autograph session, would we have to buy something there to be signed? or can it be anything we bring? [ie. magazine, cd]
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: PK on May 20, 2008, 12:48:03 PM
Thank you Tony for clearing that up for me!
I promise I won't be in the way while i'm waiting

^^

and since the reception is cancelled..maybe those 100 tickets could go to the autograph session??
 :D

probably not right
 :'(

Oh well I'm happy either way
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: kaiora on May 20, 2008, 03:28:58 PM
Right right, like a few other mentioned im curious about concert merchandise too. When do we have the chance to buy it? just at the concert or at the autograph session too?
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: royalism on May 20, 2008, 04:53:15 PM
I really do hope that the number of tickets for the autograph session goes up.

While I'm sure it wasn't your final decision, I feel it was wrong to get everyone's hopes up and then be like "OH WAIT GUYS, SORRY ANCAFE IS TOO TIRED TO MEET YOU". 

So it'd only be fair to, I don't know, make 200 tickets available for autograph session instead of only 100. 

I mean, there's already going to be a fuckton of pissed off cafekko, and ONLY letting 100 in, especially after finding out there's no reception?    It kind of makes you guys look like you don't know what you're doing..

While I'm really grateful for the hardwork you guys are putting into this, because I'm happy to even be seeing ancafe, it's still a huge disappointment for everyone else.  :/ 

So it'd be cool if you made up for it but letting more people into the autograph session. 

If not, then.. well, not much I can say, really. :P
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: mrsanticafe on May 20, 2008, 05:14:36 PM
Except it wasn't their decision. Antic Cafe was the one who made the decision. They wouldn't have announced it if Antic Cafe didn't have their approval. The staff here shouldn't get the blame for this. Antic Cafe along with the management were the ones who decided the schedule. Fanime didn't say "Antic Cafe you're GOING to play for us and do all of this with us." I think Antic Cafe did plan for the reception, but this is a different tour for them because they aren't just touring in Japan. Don't forget they're also learning other languages now and this is a lot for the band.
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: royalism on May 20, 2008, 05:53:18 PM
I understand that.

But what I mean is, was ancafe's management 100% in agreement with doing the reception when it was announced?
If that's the case, then it's ancafe's fault.  But if they hadn't made a solid decision yet, and the reception was still announced, then I think it was wrong to announce it at all.
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: royalism on May 20, 2008, 05:59:05 PM
I also don't see how it being different from Japan and learning another language has anything to do with it...

It's not required to speak english to perform music for fans here...  And saying it's a different tour from Japan is kinda irrelevant, as they're only playing one show at an anime convention, and then leaving.

If they were playing multiple shows, then I'd have more sympathy for them, but it's just one show.  It shouldn't be that hard for them as they just completed an entire tour in Europe.  :/ 

Just my opinions, though. 
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: mrsanticafe on May 20, 2008, 06:04:05 PM
I was only referring to how busy they are. I think you forget they're experiencing a lot of culture shock and jet-lag going to more than one country. Every country is different, therefore, doing a tour like their's is completely different because it's out of the norms of what you're used to. Going to any foreign country is out of the norms.
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: royalism on May 20, 2008, 06:07:01 PM
Fair enough.  I can agree with that.  :P

I just feel like I should say something because I know I'm not the only person who feels the same way as I do.

That, and it's like 2 days before the convention, so the stress levels are going up, and for things to be changing now is a bit stressful for everyone.
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: mrsanticafe on May 20, 2008, 06:13:05 PM
Honestly, I was hurt and a little mad when I found out. Not at Fanime, but the band. I think what they tried to do was they really tried to make it happen for us, but in the end realized they couldn't (maybe things will change?).
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: PK on May 20, 2008, 06:22:41 PM
At least they didn't cancel as a whole..
that would be very sad
:/
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: mrsanticafe on May 20, 2008, 06:25:18 PM
I know. ;_;
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: Kazuko on May 20, 2008, 07:21:54 PM
well Its fine with me, Its understandable that the reception is cancelled and as fans we should resepect the decision. After all jet lag and while they may wander arround the con to get to know the experience (Kamijo and despairs ray both wandered arround along and so did other music fest members in the past) First time tours in the U.S or in any country is new and they dont want to dissapoint so probally alot is going to be put in the concert and autograph sessions!

Where will thoes extra tickets go? hopefully for more people to attend autograph sessions

haha Miku is probally going to speak in english during the concert its cute, but I do want to know if they could just sign whatever or does it have to be concert merch. Same with giving gifts Im pretty sure homebaked goods are not accepted

=) lets make this the best welcome for them!
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: PK on May 20, 2008, 07:31:22 PM
At Akon a lot of people brought them gifts and were allowed to have stuff that was brought to the convention signed..
I dont know if Fanime is the same..but we'll just have to wait and see.

At Akon at first they said we couldn't take pictures but ended up letting us anyways
XD
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: mrsanticafe on May 20, 2008, 07:33:03 PM
Would they really wounder around the con? :/ I have a hard time believing that.
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: PK on May 20, 2008, 07:34:02 PM
They did at Akon and thats how i got to take pictures with Kanon

It was already pretty late so there wasnt many people around

Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: Kazuko on May 20, 2008, 07:35:51 PM
Yeah theres security probally goin to be with them and I remember getting a picture with Kamijo (from Lareine) + a hug when he was walking arround XD back in 06
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: mrsanticafe on May 20, 2008, 07:44:24 PM
How can we get a picture with them if there's security?
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: PK on May 20, 2008, 07:48:06 PM
Well there security people let me..they were the ones who took the picture for me.

I think it was only a lady and a man that was with Kanon..not like a mob of people

XD
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: mrsanticafe on May 20, 2008, 07:50:28 PM
So, for that you'd have to be there at the right place and the right time.
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: PK on May 20, 2008, 07:56:10 PM
Indeed, I was actually heading back to the hotel room to help a friend take her stuff up and thats when I saw him and i dropped everything got my camera and asked for a picture

XD

I saw Teruki twice on the way to the elevators, he's so adorable..and both times he was alone

Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: Kazuko on May 20, 2008, 08:06:42 PM
haha X3 awesome! Yeah security some times is leniant on photo taking either way people get snapshots with their camera phones while walking by
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: PK on May 20, 2008, 08:10:23 PM
I hope to meet up with someone again, that would be nice..

XD

although i do not plan on stalking them..that is never a good thing
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: mrsanticafe on May 20, 2008, 08:10:55 PM
Nice. I speak for all of the fans when I say I hope that happens. I've never done anything like this and I am coming from a different state. It'll be my first time alone and quite an adventure!

My friend told me to follow them and I told her, "sure. That's one way to get my Fanime badge taken away. >>"
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: Kazuko on May 20, 2008, 08:14:17 PM
not to mention creep them out D:

my friends stalked a the guitarist from crack6 into the elevator. I was dragged into it and they were being all creepy, I felt sooo bad for the guy. He kept jamming the close elevator door when someone got off so he could leave
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: mrsanticafe on May 20, 2008, 08:28:41 PM
Teruki mentioned that he ran from someone when they followed him, but it turned out to be Yuuki.


Anyone want to see a picture of me privately to meet me at the Con? Contact me. XD
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: PK on May 20, 2008, 08:33:29 PM
XDD

@Kazuko: that's horrible...

at Akon a lot of An Cafe fans werent the nicest to me..i mean i'm sorry for not looking like a jrocker and not being asian of any sort..but that doesn't mean i can't be a fan.

I hope to meet nicer fans this time.

Oh i wish to meet up with you Mrsanticafe!!
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: Kazuko on May 20, 2008, 08:41:44 PM
=\ that really sucks, I mean being a fan dosent mean that you have to be dressed Visualkei/decora/lolita to appreciate the music or band. If they are doing it for the clothes and shunning others that arent dressed that style then they arent good fans IMO

You are a fan if you like the music and the support the band.
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: PK on May 20, 2008, 08:43:59 PM
Thank you much Kazuko.

I do agree i dont think it should be about the clothes or anything..
It's all about the music

:3
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: mrsanticafe on May 20, 2008, 08:48:05 PM
To me a lot of Antic Cafe fans can just be mean in general and I didn't really plan on interacting with many cafekko's for that reason. Too much attitude goes on from what I've seen.
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: PK on May 20, 2008, 08:49:19 PM
yes yes it does really seem that way.

Although Mrsanticafe and Kazuko seem to be really nice

^_^
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: mrsanticafe on May 20, 2008, 08:51:37 PM
-blushes at my own username and bangs head against keyboard- Ouch...

I'm glad someone sees me as nice online. Tone can be hard to show through text.
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: Kazuko on May 20, 2008, 08:56:08 PM
Thank you much Kazuko.

I do agree i dont think it should be about the clothes or anything..
It's all about the music

:3

=) well if you want we could hang out at the con, hit me up on msn or aim for that jazz
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: PK on May 20, 2008, 08:57:48 PM
LOL

oh yes it really is...people can sometimes be easily offended

oh well to each their own!

We should have a little meet up spot!!

@Kazuko: yes i will although i should be packing or getting ready for work tomorrow it will be worth while to chat with you!!
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: mrsanticafe on May 20, 2008, 08:59:14 PM
I'm willing to give away my myspace privately for anyone who wants it. I will be arriving Thursday and may be holding a "JRock Revolution" sign up because I know some people from that site are going...
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: PK on May 20, 2008, 09:01:21 PM
i dont have a myspace but you can pm it to me if you want

I will be flying in Thursday as well..and yea thats about it

XD
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: mrsanticafe on May 20, 2008, 09:07:10 PM
I sent you my picture, but I don't know if my PM box is working or not.
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: PK on May 20, 2008, 09:18:24 PM
PM box is working fine for me
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: mrsanticafe on May 20, 2008, 09:20:04 PM
Did it send?
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: PK on May 20, 2008, 09:23:50 PM
yup i got it

^^
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: mrsanticafe on May 20, 2008, 09:25:33 PM
Just realized. My PM box is working.

If anyone wants me to teach them some really basic Japanese to introduce yourself to the band in their language, let me know (your name and where you're from and stuff).
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: PK on May 20, 2008, 10:36:56 PM
Your amazing!
We really have to get together..i can't speak japanese to save my life..and i feel it's best to know a little bit to be respectful

XD
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: Tony on May 20, 2008, 10:53:56 PM
While I'm sure it wasn't your final decision, I feel it was wrong to get everyone's hopes up and then be like "OH WAIT GUYS, SORRY ANCAFE IS TOO TIRED TO MEET YOU".
You're telling me. I ordered tickets, then we reserved a room and arranged for catering in a 4-star hotel. The tickets just arrived, so no refund for those, and you can imagine what happens when you try to cancel a catered event in a 4-star hotel a week prior. (They don't give your money back.)

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I mean, there's already going to be a fuckton of pissed off cafekko, and ONLY letting 100 in, especially after finding out there's no reception?    It kind of makes you guys look like you don't know what you're doing..
I apologize. There's only so much we can do in our position, and sometimes things happen that aren't in anyone's control.

Also, there will be concert merchandise, correct? How is this going to be handled?
ohh yes, i'd like to know about the concert merchandise, too.
also for the autograph session, would we have to buy something there to be signed? or can it be anything we bring? [ie. magazine, cd]
There should be concert merchandise available for purchase anywhere An Cafe shows up - i.e. the autograph session, Q&A session, and concert. Whether or not they choose to sell at those locations is up to  them.

I highly encourage you to buy something there, regardless of if you get that item or another signed. I don't know if it's required, but there are two things: one, I know enough to realize that every penny you spend on An Cafe at one of those tables is going directly to those underfed boys, and two, why not indulge and get official merchandise while they're here!

Thank you Tony for clearing that up for me!
I promise I won't be in the way while i'm waiting

^^

and since the reception is cancelled..maybe those 100 tickets could go to the autograph session??
 :D

probably not right
 :'(

Oh well I'm happy either way
Aww, you're too sweet!

I've arranged for 8 tickets to go to the Karaoke contest, which I believe is on Friday evening, and 12 tickets to go to Stage Zero - Stage Zero has all kinds of contests throughout the weekend, and I've asked that they give some away on Saturday and early Sunday. The remaining 80 will be distributed via random drawing to people who used an An Cafe promo code. The other 100 will remain open to anyone who gets in line. Sound ok?  ;D
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: PK on May 20, 2008, 11:03:26 PM

Aww, you're too sweet!

I've arranged for 8 tickets to go to the Karaoke contest, which I believe is on Friday evening, and 12 tickets to go to Stage Zero - Stage Zero has all kinds of contests throughout the weekend, and I've asked that they give some away on Saturday and early Sunday. The remaining 80 will be distributed via random drawing to people who used an An Cafe promo code. The other 100 will remain open to anyone who gets in line. Sound ok?  ;D

My goodness I love you more then life itself right now.
I really must give you hugs!

Thank you once again for all your hard work!
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: IshokuOsero on May 21, 2008, 12:21:34 AM
Wow, Tony, I'm sorry to hear that there's all the trouble you guys went through and then it got cancelled like that right out from under you so soon before the event. Dx Poor Fanime staff.. *hands out cookies to try to make staffers happier*


PK - I'll be a dressed up Cafekko, but I'm nice! I have noticed lots of crappy fans, though. I don't think that elitists really deserve a title like Cafekko, though. It seems like a lot of people just like bands like An Cafe because of how they dress or act. Like when Bou left, people were crying and complaining and saying they hated Antikku after that. WTF, that's not how you act! For the music, people... the MUSIC! Dressing awesome is just an added bonus! 8D Anyways though, I will be dressed up and stuff, but I'm nice.~ I'd love to swap e-mail with you and Mrsanticafe, also, since I really want to meet some nice Cafekkos when I'm there!
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: ewu on May 21, 2008, 12:44:07 AM

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fuckton

Heh, fuckton.....is that metric or english?

Also, there will be concert merchandise, correct? How is this going to be handled?
ohh yes, i'd like to know about the concert merchandise, too.
also for the autograph session, would we have to buy something there to be signed? or can it be anything we bring? [ie. magazine, cd]
There should be concert merchandise available for purchase anywhere An Cafe shows up - i.e. the autograph session, Q&A session, and concert. Whether or not they choose to sell at those locations is up to  them.

I highly encourage you to buy something there, regardless of if you get that item or another signed. I don't know if it's required, but there are two things: one, I know enough to realize that every penny you spend on An Cafe at one of those tables is going directly to those underfed boys, and two, why not indulge and get official merchandise while they're here!

There will be a dealer that is selected by management to sell An Cafe merch
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: IshokuOsero on May 21, 2008, 12:47:16 AM
Oh, so then they'll be selling the merch the entire weekend?
Or are they still just selling it during certain points in time?

//edit - Sorry if it's a stupid question, I've never been to an Anime Convention before so this will be my first, and I don't really know how everything goes just yet. >.>
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: fencergirl on May 21, 2008, 01:18:31 AM
Ahh noo cafekko have a bad reputation?
:(
That makes me sad.
I dunno, all the cafekko on the An Cafe Media Vault forums are super-nice!
Ignore the bad ones!!! We should get along and help each other out <3 Thats what a real cafekko would do, I think.
Cafekko-unite!
I want to meet some of you there <3

Sorry for getting off topic.
I'm bummered about the reception, but I also thought it would be a bit difficult with the concert just a few hours after?
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: IshokuOsero on May 21, 2008, 01:24:28 AM
Ahh noo cafekko have a bad reputation?
:(
That makes me sad.
I dunno, all the cafekko on the An Cafe Media Vault forums are super-nice!
Ignore the bad ones!!! We should get along and help each other out <3 Thats what a real cafekko would do, I think.
Cafekko-unite!
I want to meet some of you there <3

Sorry for getting off topic.
I'm bummered about the reception, but I also thought it would be a bit difficult with the concert just a few hours after?

Lots of Jrock fans have bad reputations, really. I've been to a few Jrock concerts here in the states (Hyde in 06', Dir en grey more than once, etc etc) and I just have to get it out that there are tons of elitist pricks. The ones that might as well just say "Well, I've been a fan of *insert band name here*'s since before they even knew they were going to be a band!" because of the way they talk and act. I just got into Jrock back in 05, and I've gotten talked down to hundreds of times by people because I'm apparently "not a Jrock fan" since I've only been into it for a few years now, and some of these people don't even know some of the bands I listen to, and only listen to the really popular stuff like Gackt, Hyde, Dir en grey, and whatever other super-popular groups you can find. It's sad, really. It's also the reason why I tend to shy away from people if they look like they might like Jrock...

About the reception, though~ yeah, I was thinking that too. My friend and I were trying to estimate how long that would be, what sort of spot we'd get in line for the concert, and all that sort of stuff when we found out about the reception. At least it's one less thing to worry about though, I suppose. ^^;
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: fencergirl on May 21, 2008, 01:43:05 AM
Mmm... well, I think thats true for music fans in general, right?
Fans wanting to one-up each other... like "I'm a better fan!" or whatever is just silly, there's no way you could measure that! And anyway, there's nothing wrong with being a casual fan <3
But its fun to meet nice people who are fans of the same band <3 because you already have stuff in common.

BTW "since before they even knew they were going to be a band" = rofl

Well. I don't look like a jrock fan haha? I'm just average.

Yep, but we have to line up after the FMV contest thingy? Can I like hide behind a tree nearby? XP - jk.
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: IshokuOsero on May 21, 2008, 01:52:52 AM
I suppose it could be true for music fans in general, but until I got into Jrock, I'd never been to a concert or been into music. >.> So I don't really know how it is, I guess. ^^; I bought cds, but never even thought about getting to know band members' names.. or well, anything about them at all.

It is fun to meet other nice people that are a fan of the same bands~ when I saw Hyde, it seems like most of the people around my friend and I were immediate friends, which was seriously awesome and fun since we were standing there for most of the day, but I unfortunately haven't had an experience like that since, and I've been to a quite a few other ones. Dx My friends and I actually got beer and rocks thrown at us by people at one of the Family Values Tour concerts, because we were there to see Dir en grey, and apparently we should "go back to Japan with them", but those were Korn fans, not Diru fans. Why can't everyone just get along? =(

It's so true! I've met tons of people that should just say that, since that's how they act. I've been using that particular phrase for years now, since coming into contact with some rather bad Jrock fans some time ago that thought they were the s*it because they listened to every single indie band in the entirity of Japan...

Average is good, haha. x3 Granted, I'll be in SexPot merch and stuff, but I'm nice, honest! I just decided to spend money on SexPot when my boyfriend gave me a generous amount for my birthday this year. >.> Overpriced. @.x

Haha, I wonder if there will be trees! I've never been to Fanime and I'm traveling across the country for it, so I'm really excited. I'll hide behind a tree with you. 8D
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: fencergirl on May 21, 2008, 02:04:39 AM
Mmm... yeah, I've only been to a few concerts (mix of j-rock/non) But, I met cool people at Miyavi concert this week <3 Although some people in the pit were crazy...

Oh my goodness! I can't believe they threw things at you!

Mm, I meant no dyed hair/piercings... As for what I'm wearing...I don't really know! But probably...oshare-ish? I dunno. I have like a bright pink hat/yellow shirt/rainbow tights that I want to wear but we'll see. SexPot is cool.. but yah, so expensive! Nice boyfriend :)
But then again I'm kinda cheap when it comes to clothes..

Yep, my first time too. I'm coming from Southern California... seems like a different state sometimes...

Oh, but I've actually been to this convention center before, for a fencing tournament! They have air conditioning! (maybe thats obvious...)
It was a couple years ago. And I was pretty much inside fencing or sleeping haha.

Ooh, tree buddies.
We can picnic <3
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: Kazuko on May 21, 2008, 02:12:35 AM
I have been a J-rock fan since 04-05 lawls but I still know the decency to not attack another fan because he or she is not dressed like the band or what not.

Alot of J-rock fans are elitst and with them comes the subgenres. Im into the Lolita Fashion (lol my icon is an easy reference Angelic Pretty's artist Maki) and well you just have to ignore the rude people and know that there are really nice people out there. helpful as well when it comes to outfits and shows. (i have dabbled in fashion also :d) You dont need brand named items to be cool I learned, even though its really nice.

I have been to a few Music fest shows and a few j-rock concerts, Despair's Ray's first US tour back in 05, Kamijo from Lareine are just two x: but Im excited to meet some Caffeko

Im hoping Ancafe plays some of their older stuff like Odoru Meruhei Toki and Dakku no magikaru adobenchaa
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: IshokuOsero on May 21, 2008, 02:13:19 AM
My friends and I couldn't believe it either. We actually had to hold one of my friends back to stop her from fighting the guys that were throwing stuff at us. ^^;

Ah, I see. I'm allergic to metal, so I can't have piercings, otherwise I'd probably look insane or something. I've always wanted to have all of Ban's lip piercings (drummer of Lolita23q), but alas, I can't. I had half pink and half blonde hair like his was last year, though. 8D But yeah, I won't be insane like that this time around. I'll be dressing semi-oshare one of the days, but the rest of the time I'm thinking of more of a punky look, just because I recently got clothes that will fit well with that, so I like to show them off, haha. x3
I'm cheap when it comes to clothes also. I only buy shirts when they're under $10 a piece, and pants when they're around $20. So yeah, cheap. ^^;

Ohh, air conditioning! xD That sounds good enough for me, haha. Was the fencing tournament fun? I've always wanted to try fencing~.

Picnic! Now I feel like I should make up some bento boxes and ice them until Sunday.
The plane probably wouldn't allow it though, they're more and more strict every day it seems.

Do you have some sort of IM messenger, like Yahoo or MSN? I'd love to talk to you more~


Kazuko - I'd love to hear dakku no magikaru adobenchaa! I bet it would be amazing live, haha.
I personally really want them to play Wagamama koushinkyoku, it has always been one of my favorites. Maple Gunman should be a must, too, because I want to do the hand motions to it so badly. xD
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: fencergirl on May 21, 2008, 02:20:08 AM
Thats terrible...

Mmm, I want 1 or 2 more piercings on my ears...yeah... haha. My outfits for each day is like planned out already... I'm gonna do a Nana O cosplay one day though and MAYBE an An Cafe cosplay (its not finished...)

Ooh yay! Thrift stores ftw.

Yeah it was fun <3 Its always fun to travel to tournaments because you get to see friends you don't usually see and stuff.
It was my first Pacific Coast Championships though and I don't think I did well...don't remember...

I'm driving <3 so I can overpack.
I don't know how to make bento but I'm bringing a cooler...

Yah!! I feel bad getting so off topic. I'll PM my email, is that okay?

Kazuko:
Lolita is awesome! Can't afford/not talented enough to sew it though haha.

Ahaha. I love Duck no Magical Adventure.
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: Inuashley on May 21, 2008, 02:20:20 AM
While I'm sure it wasn't your final decision, I feel it was wrong to get everyone's hopes up and then be like "OH WAIT GUYS, SORRY ANCAFE IS TOO TIRED TO MEET YOU".
You're telling me. I ordered tickets, then we reserved a room and arranged for catering in a 4-star hotel. The tickets just arrived, so no refund for those, and you can imagine what happens when you try to cancel a catered event in a 4-star hotel a week prior. (They don't give your money back.)

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I mean, there's already going to be a fuckton of pissed off cafekko, and ONLY letting 100 in, especially after finding out there's no reception?    It kind of makes you guys look like you don't know what you're doing..
I apologize. There's only so much we can do in our position, and sometimes things happen that aren't in anyone's control.

Also, there will be concert merchandise, correct? How is this going to be handled?
ohh yes, i'd like to know about the concert merchandise, too.
also for the autograph session, would we have to buy something there to be signed? or can it be anything we bring? [ie. magazine, cd]
There should be concert merchandise available for purchase anywhere An Cafe shows up - i.e. the autograph session, Q&A session, and concert. Whether or not they choose to sell at those locations is up to  them.

I highly encourage you to buy something there, regardless of if you get that item or another signed. I don't know if it's required, but there are two things: one, I know enough to realize that every penny you spend on An Cafe at one of those tables is going directly to those underfed boys, and two, why not indulge and get official merchandise while they're here!

Thank you Tony for clearing that up for me!
I promise I won't be in the way while i'm waiting

^^

and since the reception is cancelled..maybe those 100 tickets could go to the autograph session??
 :D

probably not right
 :'(

Oh well I'm happy either way
Aww, you're too sweet!

I've arranged for 8 tickets to go to the Karaoke contest, which I believe is on Friday evening, and 12 tickets to go to Stage Zero - Stage Zero has all kinds of contests throughout the weekend, and I've asked that they give some away on Saturday and early Sunday. The remaining 80 will be distributed via random drawing to people who used an An Cafe promo code. The other 100 will remain open to anyone who gets in line. Sound ok?  ;D


Aw man, I feel so bad that you were stuck with that kind of last minute situation where you had to try and cancel >.< I really appreciate both your and the rest of the Musicfest staff's effort and time spent on all of this. ^^ I do have a question though, for the 80 tickets that are being given out to the promo code users, will we know if we got them via email before the con, or how exactly does that work? Thanks. ^^
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: royalism on May 21, 2008, 03:37:12 AM
You're telling me. I ordered tickets, then we reserved a room and arranged for catering in a 4-star hotel. The tickets just arrived, so no refund for those, and you can imagine what happens when you try to cancel a catered event in a 4-star hotel a week prior. (They don't give your money back.)

Shit, that's awful. :/
I'm sorry if I came off as a bitch, as you're under a lot more stress than I am, so thanks for dealing with me. xD;

Oh well~ we tried!  I'm still happy to see them and I plan on snagging an autograph ticket.  ;)
Thanks for your hard work.
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: phen on May 21, 2008, 07:25:30 AM
I don't think it's been said enough, but thanks you guys for your hard work :'3
I'm sure the stress levels are sky-high right now for you.

Don't worry, no matter how cruel some cafekko seem, we're all really grateful you're bringing the boys here for us :]
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: Shi_Musouka on May 21, 2008, 07:26:27 AM
You're telling me. I ordered tickets, then we reserved a room and arranged for catering in a 4-star hotel. The tickets just arrived, so no refund for those, and you can imagine what happens when you try to cancel a catered event in a 4-star hotel a week prior. (They don't give your money back.)

How about hauling in some of that nice catered food into the Safety office? We promise we'll take good care of it and it will all be in one piece when you get it back... Or have enough left over for the hardworking MusicFest staff(...NOT!)
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: PK on May 21, 2008, 07:48:48 AM

PK - I'll be a dressed up Cafekko, but I'm nice! I have noticed lots of crappy fans, though. I don't think that elitists really deserve a title like Cafekko, though. It seems like a lot of people just like bands like An Cafe because of how they dress or act. Like when Bou left, people were crying and complaining and saying they hated Antikku after that. WTF, that's not how you act! For the music, people... the MUSIC! Dressing awesome is just an added bonus! 8D Anyways though, I will be dressed up and stuff, but I'm nice.~ I'd love to swap e-mail with you and Mrsanticafe, also, since I really want to meet some nice Cafekkos when I'm there!

I'm sure you will look lovely!
See I wouldn't be able to pull of the look so I wouldn't even try
~_~

You guys sound like lovely fans we really should meet up.
I'll be flying in Thursday and most likely be spending the day in line for Pre-reg

Maybe we should have little signs that say: "I'm a nice Cafekko"
XD


Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: NyappyRabbit on May 21, 2008, 08:36:33 AM


Maybe we should have little signs that say: "I'm a nice Cafekko"
XD




Hahaha! Thats great! Yea you all seem nice as well as the people on an cafe media vault. I hope I can meet some of you! Im a tad bit shy so im not really the type to walk up to someone and start a conversation...
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: PK on May 21, 2008, 08:58:14 AM


Hahaha! Thats great! Yea you all seem nice as well as the people on an cafe media vault. I hope I can meet some of you! Im a tad bit shy so im not really the type to walk up to someone and start a conversation...

Me too NyappyRabbit!!
It's hard for me to just start babbling about random stuff with random people.
XD
But it's a bit easier when I know we have the same intrests
^^
We really should meet up!
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: Tony on May 21, 2008, 10:58:51 AM
Oh, so then they'll be selling the merch the entire weekend?
Or are they still just selling it during certain points in time?

//edit - Sorry if it's a stupid question, I've never been to an Anime Convention before so this will be my first, and I don't really know how everything goes just yet. >.>
There is a vendor that will be selling merchandise in the Dealers room the entire weekend; additionally, the band themselves will be selling merchandise at their events. So there should be lots of opportunity to get some cool stuff, though I personally would buy from the band directly... just feels more supportive.

Im hoping Ancafe plays some of their older stuff like Odoru Meruhei Toki and Dakku no magikaru adobenchaa
There was a duck on their equipment list... lots of other strange things as well...
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: phen on May 21, 2008, 12:09:04 PM
There was a duck on their equipment list... lots of other strange things as well...
haha yessss~ :'D



also @Kazuko, Teruki said the tour would be a mix of Shikisai, Magnya, and Gokutama, so they'll definitely play older songs :] they played a lot of older songs in Europe, too.
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: PK on May 21, 2008, 12:12:55 PM
Wheee this is going to be so fun!!!~

Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: milan on May 21, 2008, 12:54:09 PM
If anyone would like to meet up with some other Cafekko, there is an entire section on this forum about it. ^^;
http://z15.invisionfree.com/Cafekko_Central/index.php?s=77b57efea41ac358de75a7234bb88322&showforum=6

Hope to meet you guys :)
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: gackt_2003 on May 21, 2008, 12:55:19 PM
you guys are going way off topic...XD

anyways, thanks so much Tony for putting up with all our questions and thanks to musicfest staff for dealing with everything. i'm sure everything will go nicely when the time comes. *now to plan when to line up early saturday morning since i'll get in just as the time ends for tickets on friday ><*
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: nanshi on May 21, 2008, 02:09:04 PM
you guys are going way off topic...XD

anyways, thanks so much Tony for putting up with all our questions and thanks to musicfest staff for dealing with everything. i'm sure everything will go nicely when the time comes. *now to plan when to line up early saturday morning since i'll get in just as the time ends for tickets on friday ><*

Ha.. me and my friend will arrive around the same time... right after 8pm. I wonder if they will let us wait in line for Saturday's tickets so early xD

Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: VampireAlucard on May 21, 2008, 10:05:41 PM
If we manage to get tickets for the autograph session are we only allowed to get one autograph? We are most likely only allowed one, but I wanted to know because my brother had to cancel going to Fanime at the last minute due to getting sick and won't be able to get an autograph himself.
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: DN6412 on May 22, 2008, 12:14:55 AM
Oh, so then they'll be selling the merch the entire weekend?
Or are they still just selling it during certain points in time?

//edit - Sorry if it's a stupid question, I've never been to an Anime Convention before so this will be my first, and I don't really know how everything goes just yet. >.>
There is a vendor that will be selling merchandise in the Dealers room the entire weekend; additionally, the band themselves will be selling merchandise at their events. So there should be lots of opportunity to get some cool stuff, though I personally would buy from the band directly... just feels more supportive.


And which event is this? (:

Oh! And thanks for answering my previous question!
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: havok rt on May 22, 2008, 12:47:11 AM
I know everybody is hype for An Cafe but I gotta ask how do I get tickets for Friday's show or is that just 1st come 1st serve?
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: jemz on May 22, 2008, 01:06:21 AM
If we manage to get tickets for the autograph session are we only allowed to get one autograph? We are most likely only allowed one, but I wanted to know because my brother had to cancel going to Fanime at the last minute due to getting sick and won't be able to get an autograph himself.

You are allowed one autograph only. Because the band is only signing autographs for a limited time, we want as many people to get an autograph from them as possible.

I know everybody is hype for An Cafe but I gotta ask how do I get tickets for Friday's show or is that just 1st come 1st serve?

There are no tickets for the Friday show. So it's pretty much walk in, find an unoccupied seat you like, sit down, and enjoy the show!
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: havok rt on May 22, 2008, 01:14:50 AM
Thank you very much for the quick last minute response!!! :D :D
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: jemz on May 22, 2008, 09:49:09 AM
Thank you very much for the quick last minute response!!! :D :D

No problem. I won't be on-site in the early half of the day due to work for the rest of the week. So today and tomorrow are your last chances to ask questions!
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: sophixer on May 22, 2008, 03:41:13 PM
You may not pick up a ticket for someone else.

So that means you yourself needs to pick up your own ticket right? Like, somebody else can't get it for you, regardless if he or she is only getting it for you?


Aaah, sorry for the lateness of the question. ><
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: gackt_2003 on May 22, 2008, 05:41:03 PM
You may not pick up a ticket for someone else.

So that means you yourself needs to pick up your own ticket right? Like, somebody else can't get it for you, regardless if he or she is only getting it for you?


Aaah, sorry for the lateness of the question. ><
yeah, i think you yourself have to get it. my guess is that so early people won't get a bunch of tickets for friends coming later and then have the con run out. which would suck for people who are coming later and don't have friends to pick up tickets early for them. plus it's just fair that way ^_^;
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: milan on May 22, 2008, 07:13:22 PM
I got my tickets today. :) They're pretty, green and pink 8D
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: PK on May 22, 2008, 08:20:19 PM
How did you get yours?

I put in the promo code when i pre-registered but i dont think i gots mine

;.;
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: Osakagrl on May 22, 2008, 10:13:49 PM
So with the random drawing of the tickets to the autograph session... when will we know??

I am coming sunday and I REALLY hope I can win a ticket. otherwise ill be in line first thing. hey everyone how was the lines today? Crazy long? not bad?
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: NERDglasses on May 22, 2008, 10:18:19 PM
So with the random drawing of the tickets to the autograph session... when will we know??

I am coming sunday and I REALLY hope I can win a ticket. otherwise ill be in line first thing. hey everyone how was the lines today? Crazy long? not bad?

my friend got his last night by email.. I didn't get one. boo.. haha I lose.
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: PK on May 22, 2008, 10:36:24 PM
I didn't know they were doing it like that
@w@
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: Mordyan on May 22, 2008, 10:43:09 PM
If you pre-regged with the promo code you go to the window marked tickets next to the registration area and show them your badge. The will check for the code and give you your tickets.

If you won one of the autograph sessions they will also give you the ticket at that time. (I know cause I won one  ;D )

I guess they are giving out batches of autograph tickets at different times of the day. Some people were already camping out for them.
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: Kazuko on May 22, 2008, 10:49:57 PM
If you pre-regged with the promo code you go to the window marked tickets next to the registration area and show them your badge. The will check for the code and give you your tickets.

If you won one of the autograph sessions they will also give you the ticket at that time. (I know cause I won one  ;D )

I guess they are giving out batches of autograph tickets at different times of the day. Some people were already camping out for them.
D:<  *shakes an angrly scented fist* YOU JERK

=( Im spraying my victorias secret glitter perfume in your eye

j/k lol X3 lucky mord you deserve it
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: PK on May 22, 2008, 11:00:16 PM
Blast!!

I must have missed it when i went to get my stuff...i can still get my concert ticket tomorrow right??

Since i used the promo code??

o.o
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: Mordyan on May 23, 2008, 12:02:55 AM
Blast!!

I must have missed it when i went to get my stuff...i can still get my concert ticket tomorrow right??

Since i used the promo code??

o.o
I think so. I remember reading somewhere that they were gonna hold the pre-reg promo tickets till the end of Friday.

D:<  *shakes an angrly scented fist* YOU JERK

=( Im spraying my victorias secret glitter perfume in your eye

j/k lol X3 lucky mord you deserve it

OMG my eye! Now I will have to wear on of those eye patches...  sweet!

Thanks I hope you guys get lucky too.
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: Kazuko on May 23, 2008, 12:17:52 AM
Blast!!

I must have missed it when i went to get my stuff...i can still get my concert ticket tomorrow right??

Since i used the promo code??

o.o
I think so. I remember reading somewhere that they were gonna hold the pre-reg promo tickets till the end of Friday.

D:<  *shakes an angrly scented fist* YOU JERK

=( Im spraying my victorias secret glitter perfume in your eye

j/k lol X3 lucky mord you deserve it

OMG my eye! Now I will have to wear on of those eye patches...  sweet!

Thanks I hope you guys get lucky too.
well im pre-reg so shoud I get tickets too O: even though I didnt do the code?

lawl i doubt it?
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: amyluong on May 23, 2008, 02:51:14 PM
If i get a ticket at the door on sunday, can i still come to the concert?
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: questionette on May 23, 2008, 02:59:35 PM
Ok I think this is a dumb last minute question...buuuutttt~
A lot of my friends want to go to the AN Cafe concert, have full weekend passes BUT did NOT put in the promo code...are they not able to get tickets? Do they have to pay extra?

And if that has nothing to do with the promo code, what DOES it do?
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: sophixer on May 23, 2008, 03:41:37 PM
If i get a ticket at the door on sunday, can i still come to the concert?

As long as you have a ticket for the concert, you should be able to enter the concert.  :)
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: sophixer on May 23, 2008, 03:44:13 PM
Ok I think this is a dumb last minute question...buuuutttt~
A lot of my friends want to go to the AN Cafe concert, have full weekend passes BUT did NOT put in the promo code...are they not able to get tickets? Do they have to pay extra?

And if that has nothing to do with the promo code, what DOES it do?

I'm not part of the staff but I believe that if you did not put in the promo code, that means there will not be a reserved concert ticket for them. They'll still be able to get tickets by waiting in line with the rest of the people, provided they didn't run out for the day, and no, the tickets don't cost extra.
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: amyluong on May 23, 2008, 04:24:40 PM
If i get a ticket at the door on sunday, can i still come to the concert?

As long as you have a ticket for the concert, you should be able to enter the concert.  :)

but then how do you get the ticket?
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: lifey on May 24, 2008, 03:52:28 PM
So I hate to bXtch and complain but this line system is getting really fXck3d up. The fact that people who were after the 20 this morning got to put their name on a list is total bs, it stops the whole system from being fair. There are only 100 tickets. And every single one should be fairly given out. Take this into account next time a mess like this happens.

I mean honestly this is becoming unreasonably disorganized. And totally unfair against the people who have been standing in line all day, missing panels and what not. Another issue is the fact of line cutting. I mean I understand the fact of spot saving and all, but it's got to have it's limits. Holding spots for 10 people at the front of the line is fXck3d up.
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: PK on May 24, 2008, 08:00:36 PM
well i was one in the line this morning to get my autograph ticket we all were there since around five on friday and stayed there all night..
Of course we had sleep rotations every once in a while..but i did not like how they had already started the next 20 peoples list.
But people will wait i suppose i know that the reception tickets are being distributed through Stage Zero contests


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Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: milan on May 24, 2008, 08:17:58 PM
Anything on giving gifts to the band yet? I really need to know.  :-[
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: PK on May 24, 2008, 08:19:12 PM
i'm sure you are allowed to..i thought i read somewhere that you were allowed too.

They were allowed to recived gifts at Akon so i'm sure it'll be fine

:3
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: milan on May 24, 2008, 09:19:37 PM
^Yes, I'm sure of that, but I need to know when and where I'm able to.  :-\
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: PK on May 25, 2008, 08:39:21 AM
during the autograph session is when everyone was allowed to
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: milan on May 25, 2008, 08:43:30 AM
Yeah, but then there's this from the MusicFest page:

"I want to give a gift to the band...
    Please contact us at musicfest@fanime.com and let us know; we will help to make sure your gift gets to the band. (It's much better than doing it at a bad time-like during the autograph session!)"
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: supercait on May 25, 2008, 09:05:01 AM
While I understand your concern about the line, I was in the second twenty, and although I wasn't there quite as long (since the ticket sessions were closer together) I'd like you to know that I was still in line for nearly 12 hours and I only got up once for the bathroom.  I still missed an entire day of the con as well.  Sure, some people didn't really adhere to the rules, but I don't appreciate the generalization when I was as dedicated to getting that ticket as the rest of you.  I liked having the second list, because it meant I was waiting for something I knew I could get.  And I did wait and I wasn't the only one.

On another note, I would like to know about gifts too!
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: animeangelfish on May 25, 2008, 03:11:50 PM
I think at least the people in line should have been INFORMED that such a list existed or would be done. If someone saw there was already 20 people in line then why would they stick around when what they wanted-autograph tickets-weren't there.

I found this highly unfair to those people waiting. The whole idea was to give people a chance at different times. I'm not afraid to admit it, my friends and I went to Con-Ops to complain about the situation. It was through this that the 30 as opposed to 10 on Sunday morning thing came about. We were told by multiple staff members while waiting at con-ops of the increase in tickets released due to the high demand. We may have misunderstood this but the fact is when time came around it ended up being a fiasco. Even during the masq. my group waited in shifts until the next morning. I can honestly say it ruined my Sunday so far---I am PHYSICALLY ILL from exhaustion due to having to stay up and awake all night and I've missed panels because I'm curled up with a pillow in my hotel room my pain.

I must give EVERYONE in the staff mad props for how they handled the situation. It was very nice, considering I wasn't in the first ten and would have wasted my night as a result. we weren't angry. we were tired...we were upset...and we certainly did not want to spend another day at the con in line for the same thing. That wouldn't be fair.

Also-met some great people in the line--Jordan is my hero---any from that crowd will know what I'm talking about! What an AWESOME guy. Seriously, he was the go-between man and he made it all work out and kept people calm. I really think (and hope) he's a staffer next year.

Either way I don't know how it could have been modified but the entire ordeal was exhausting but WELL worth it.

----Yay concert tonight!
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: lifey on May 25, 2008, 07:00:11 PM
So my name is Jordan. =] Anyone who was standing in line with us Sunday morning/ Saturday evening and all that in between should remember me. I'm that crazy boy who was running around organizing everything.

I would definitely like to say thank you to everyone for staying calm and respecting staff.  I know how hard it was, trust me, I know. All that really matters is we got our awesome Autograph tickets and we are happy. I'm very greatful to staff and they totally deserve like a billion internets for putting up with me and with all that insued and such and such.

I would also like to point out that I soooo totally need to be on S.O.S. next year, and that's what S.O.S. members told me. =]
So brasically I hope to be staffing next year! <33!

Nyappy!<3

- Jordan (Lifey)
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: animeangelfish on May 25, 2008, 11:16:41 PM
I think at least the people in line should have been INFORMED that such a list existed or would be done. If someone saw there was already 20 people in line then why would they stick around when what they wanted-autograph tickets-weren't there.

I found this highly unfair to those people waiting. The whole idea was to give people a chance at different times. I'm not afraid to admit it, my friends and I went to Con-Ops to complain about the situation. It was through this that the 30 as opposed to 10 on Sunday morning thing came about. We were told by multiple staff members while waiting at con-ops of the increase in tickets released due to the high demand. We may have misunderstood this but the fact is when time came around it ended up being a fiasco. Even during the masq. my group waited in shifts until the next morning. I can honestly say it ruined my Sunday so far---I am PHYSICALLY ILL from exhaustion due to having to stay up and awake all night and I've missed panels because I'm curled up with a pillow in my hotel room my pain.

I must give EVERYONE in the staff mad props for how they handled the situation. It was very nice, considering I wasn't in the first ten and would have wasted my night as a result. we weren't angry. we were tired...we were upset...and we certainly did not want to spend another day at the con in line for the same thing. That wouldn't be fair.

Also-met some great people in the line--Jordan is my hero---any from that crowd will know what I'm talking about! What an AWESOME guy. Seriously, he was the go-between man and he made it all work out and kept people calm. I really think (and hope) he's a staffer next year.

Either way I don't know how it could have been modified but the entire ordeal was exhausting but WELL worth it.

----Yay concert tonight!


EDIT: JORDAN. I MEANT JORDAN.. T^T Sorry I was exhausted. My friends knew what i meant and I'm sure everyone else that was there knew that.

<33333333333333333333 Don't hate me. BTW----AN CAFE CONCERT ROCCCKKED
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: PK on May 25, 2008, 11:21:11 PM
I had a clear view of Miku the entire time!!
Well i guess it helps being tall
XXD
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: Fantasy Hearts on May 26, 2008, 10:23:20 AM
Can anyone get an An Cafe Tour T-shirt for me from the convention?  I heard they were selling them in the dealer's room at the same booth they were selling the new CD.  I was so disappointed when the concert didn't sell any t-shirts!!!
I'll be willing to pay a decent, yet reasonable amount if someone can buy the shirt and send it to me...how does $40 sound?  The t-shirt only costs $20, so that would be a $20 gain for you as a sign of my gratitude.
If any of you remember a crazy Ryuusei Rocket Miku cosplayer running up and down the concert line yesterday, that was me lol!!!  So I am a true Cafekko and would really, really appriciate your help.
PLEEEEEEEEASE someone read this today--I will be forever in debt to you.
my e-mail is:
fantasyheartschic@hotmail.com
please state that you are at fanime con and if you can help me and we can discuss details.  thank you.
Title: Re: An Cafe Setlist?
Post by: hyde26 on May 26, 2008, 04:33:27 PM
Wow, the concert last night was great! I remember the majority of the setlist, but not totally?

Can someone post the setlist here please?
Thanks. ^_^
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: darkknightcecil on May 26, 2008, 09:40:51 PM
I was giving out free tickets to the concert..
yesterday hahaha with a musicfest dude , We had a lot of tickets left over we should of gave them earlier but oh well..
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: Sunara Ishi on May 26, 2008, 09:52:40 PM
To Tony and staff: Thank you all so much. >.< The concert, signing, and panel were all so much fun. I <3 it. >.<

I hope for more awesome surprises. =^.^=
And I hope An Cafe liked us. >.>;
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: Osakagrl on May 27, 2008, 12:38:37 AM
This is nothing on fanime, but i have a complaint.

I was HIGHLY dissapointed in an cafe's performance on sunday. they BARELY played an hour! I spent hundreds of dollars to come see them only for them to go for an hour?! Another thing i didnt care for was I felt there was no energy in the show. sure a headbang there and mikus fancy footwork but all in all the FEEL of the show was lame. The changes to different songs were filled with akward silences. and miku never seemed to crack a smile. like .... at all. i know they must have been exhausted and all but like i felt like they didnt even want to be there! I dont count the small MC's miku said when he claims hes "So happy to be here" because frankly thats all scripted. I dont know...there was justs something so off about that performance.... :-\
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: mrsanticafe on May 27, 2008, 01:10:39 AM
That shouldn't be a surprise. The band was busy and the site warned us that they'd play for about an hour long.
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: Sunara Ishi on May 27, 2008, 01:11:25 AM
This is nothing on fanime, but i have a complaint.

I was HIGHLY dissapointed in an cafe's performance on sunday. they BARELY played an hour! I spent hundreds of dollars to come see them only for them to go for an hour?! Another thing i didnt care for was I felt there was no energy in the show. sure a headbang there and mikus fancy footwork but all in all the FEEL of the show was lame. The changes to different songs were filled with akward silences. and miku never seemed to crack a smile. like .... at all. i know they must have been exhausted and all but like i felt like they didnt even want to be there! I dont count the small MC's miku said when he claims hes "So happy to be here" because frankly thats all scripted. I dont know...there was justs something so off about that performance.... :-\
It is towards the end of their tour; most bands get tired you know. I heard they were jet lagged and quite busy. Just be glad to see them.
I am quite glad they came to our home con. It is rather huge.
And most (and I think all) of those awkward silences was when he was drinking from the water bottles they put on stage.
It was rather hot and tiring just in the crowd near the stage. Being under those stage lights is worse; especially with a lot of movement.
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: fencergirl on May 27, 2008, 01:26:51 AM
Jordan, you are my hero <3

Buddies from line, I'm Alexa (pink hat)

The line system was pretty screwed up. After being there most of the night... I would have cried if I didn't get a ticket so again, props to Jordan <3

The lines, travel, money, everything was totally worth it for me! It was everything I expected and more <3 I'm sorry you didn't like the show, osakagrl, but they did tell us ahead of time that it would be only an hour. Its short but concerts at cons are generally pretty short. (At AX, they were only scheduled for 45 minutes!)

I'm effin tired/sore/and I seriously gotta study so I'll talk to ya'll later <3
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: hyde26 on May 27, 2008, 06:05:43 PM
An Cafe (Setlist) is this correnct?
If i missed any songs or listed them in order wrong. please let me know. Thanks ^_^

*(was kinda upset that they did not play "maple gunman or Bonds~Kizuna")

Here is the setlist:
01- Lock on the New Sekai
02- Kakusei Heroism
03- Wagamama Koushin Kyoku
04- Escapism
05- Tekesuta Kousen
06- Nanairo Crayon de Egaku Hikari
07- Nyappy In The World 3
08- Koritsu Hospital
09- Cherry Saku Yuuki

encore*
10- Smile Ichiban Ii Onna
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: kaiora on May 27, 2008, 07:11:51 PM
An Cafe (Setlist) is this correnct?
If i missed any songs or listed them in order wrong. please let me know. Thanks ^_^

*(was kinda upset that they did not play "maple gunman or Bonds~Kizuna")

Here is the setlist:
01- Lock on the New Sekai
02- Kakusei Heroism
03- Wagamama Koushin Kyoku
04- Escapism
05- Tekesuta Kousen
06- Nanairo Crayon de Egaku Hikari
07- Nyappy In The World 3
08- Koritsu Hospital
09- Cherry Saku Yuuki

encore*
10- Smile Ichiban Ii Onna

IM pretty sure the order was just a bit different but all the songs are correct.
Yeah I was happy with the set list but disapointed that they didnt play maple gunman or Bonds ~Kizuna either.
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: Acid_Android on May 27, 2008, 07:16:59 PM
An Cafe (Setlist) is this correnct?
If i missed any songs or listed them in order wrong. please let me know. Thanks ^_^

*(was kinda upset that they did not play "maple gunman or Bonds~Kizuna")

Here is the setlist:
01- Lock on the New Sekai
02- Kakusei Heroism
03- Wagamama Koushin Kyoku
04- Escapism
05- Tekesuta Kousen
06- Nanairo Crayon de Egaku Hikari
07- Nyappy In The World 3
08- Koritsu Hospital
09- Cherry Saku Yuuki

encore*
10- Smile Ichiban Ii Onna

I'm pretty sure Baby King was second, and I think kakusei heroism was much later on in the setlist after nyappy in the world 3...? Brain is fuzzy (~_~   )
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: kaiora on May 27, 2008, 07:37:22 PM
Oh yeah baby king was in there. Totally didnt even see that it was missing. Im pretty sure that baby king was either second or 3rd, and what ever it was excapsim was the other.
Title: OFFICIAL SET LIST!
Post by: Pimpstress Rei on May 28, 2008, 02:31:33 PM
Posting on behalf of Tony:

lock on se
lock on the o new sekai
baby king
wagamama koushin kyoku
MC -1-
tekasuta kousen
escapism
nanairo crayon de egaku hikari
etosetora the world
nyappy in the world 3
MC -2-
kakusei heroism
k hospital
cherry saku yuuki

-encore-
smile ichiban ii onna

I hope you all had fun! The boys really enjoyed FanimeCon and you Cafekko made them feel welcomed and loved! Let's hope they'll want to come and visit us again!
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: Tony on May 28, 2008, 03:17:30 PM
I'm not trying to make excuses, but...

This is nothing on fanime, but i have a complaint.

I was HIGHLY dissapointed in an cafe's performance on sunday. they BARELY played an hour! I spent hundreds of dollars to come see them only for them to go for an hour?!
They originally only agreed to do one hour of performance. Once they got to the concert, they said they would play about an hour and twenty minutes. So it could have been worse, I guess...

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i know they must have been exhausted and all but like i felt like they didnt even want to be there!
They did! And they were exhausted. I probably shouldn't say this, but the reason they started at 7:45 and not 7:30 is because they were all laying on the floor trying to catch a nap after their three-hour sound check. Another problem was that, since we took out the chairs, the venue looked really empty... so they actually thought no one was interested! But when we explained the situation, and that the merchandise had been sold out, they were happier. Hopefully that explains their mood.
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: mrsanticafe on May 28, 2008, 03:41:04 PM
Now I can really see why they cancelled the meet and greet. ;_; Poor guys! Thinking no one was interested when there were already so many lined up outside. Good thing you explained it to them.
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: Sunara Ishi on May 28, 2008, 04:22:48 PM
i know they must have been exhausted and all but like i felt like they didnt even want to be there!
They did! And they were exhausted. I probably shouldn't say this, but the reason they started at 7:45 and not 7:30 is because they were all laying on the floor trying to catch a nap after their three-hour sound check. Another problem was that, since we took out the chairs, the venue looked really empty... so they actually thought no one was interested! But when we explained the situation, and that the merchandise had been sold out, they were happier. Hopefully that explains their mood.
XD; How cute~

I agree. Poor guys. D:
It makes me sad that they thought that.
But from reading their blog, it sounds like they aren't used to that kind of venue. Unless I was translating wrong, they called it large. XD;
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: croasian on May 29, 2008, 09:32:05 AM
This is nothing on fanime, but i have a complaint.

I was HIGHLY dissapointed in an cafe's performance on sunday. they BARELY played an hour! I spent hundreds of dollars to come see them only for them to go for an hour?! Another thing i didnt care for was I felt there was no energy in the show. sure a headbang there and mikus fancy footwork but all in all the FEEL of the show was lame. The changes to different songs were filled with akward silences. and miku never seemed to crack a smile. like .... at all. i know they must have been exhausted and all but like i felt like they didnt even want to be there! I dont count the small MC's miku said when he claims hes "So happy to be here" because frankly thats all scripted. I dont know...there was justs something so off about that performance.... :-\

I 100% disagree. I knew it was going to be short, but really they only played 2 songs less than the other venues in Europe, so really they gave us a good deal, and they answered our encore! It felt super short to me cause you know, time flies when you're having fun ^_^. I was right in the front holding onto the bar and Miku was dancing and making eye contact with everyone (unless all 30 of us are delusional) and he noticed a bunch of people that were doing the furitsuke on the balcony and he waved to them several times and I swear I saw him smile then. I did think (after reviewing An Cafe's last lives on DVD) that it did look like he practiced a bit more for this one, and tried to make it "cooler" with more dance moves. Also from their point of view, this was their 1st live in America and they didn't know what to expect, they didn't know if we would know all their songs, if we would do the furitsuke, if we were really anime-fans or Cafekkos... so they had to take into account "what if the crowd doesn't participate?" So they performed and I think they did extremely well. It was the best live I've seen in a long time (I've seen other Japanese, Korean and America bands/groups/solo artists play). Miku is a great vocalist, Teruki always gets into the music so much and was even singing along, Kanon was smiling every now and then and twisting, Takuya played really well and looked hawt the whole time, and Yuuki's solo was excellent (also loved how he kept jumping around on the stage). All in all A+++++ and the English was of course scripted but when Miku said "I want you to berii berii smile" I wanted to die it was so cute <3

They did! And they were exhausted. I probably shouldn't say this, but the reason they started at 7:45 and not 7:30 is because they were all laying on the floor trying to catch a nap after their three-hour sound check. Another problem was that, since we took out the chairs, the venue looked really empty... so they actually thought no one was interested! But when we explained the situation, and that the merchandise had been sold out, they were happier. Hopefully that explains their mood.

They thought no one was interested!!! *sadfacex10000* I hope our cheering and singing got though to them during the concert, and if ONLY they saw the insane craziness in the line to get in (rabid fangirls).. haha I myself waited since 7am even though the line was unofficial... but since no one (not even staff) seemed to know how it would I pan out I thought I'd play it safe, all just to see them play!
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: mrsanticafe on May 29, 2008, 11:16:56 AM
Even if it was about an hour it appears as though they played most of their songs on their newest CD including one of their old songs. That's pretty good in my opinion.

I am curious if I am the only one here intrested in going to Japan over the summer and seeing Antic Cafe August 30th for their 5th anniversary?
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: gackt_2003 on June 02, 2008, 08:35:28 AM
uhh i hope this is the right place to ask [since i dont go on many other sites]
but what was the song that ended with yuuki solo on the keyboard? it was an addition to the song right? it sounded so very pretty and my friend also wanted to know what it was called but everything's become a little muddled to me ^_^;
thanks.
Title: Re: An Cafe concert tickets
Post by: milan on June 02, 2008, 06:34:08 PM
uhh i hope this is the right place to ask [since i dont go on many other sites]
but what was the song that ended with yuuki solo on the keyboard? it was an addition to the song right? it sounded so very pretty and my friend also wanted to know what it was called but everything's become a little muddled to me ^_^;
thanks.

Nanairo CRAYON de Egaku Hikari  :)