If you didn’t attend the concert, You miss it! From my prospective (media) it was an experience that I wouldn’t like to experience again. From the moment we walked into Nassau Coliseum we felt as if we were in a detention center, as if we were prisoners. We were escorted to the media room from which wasn’t even back stage. It was on the total opposite side of the stage. lol ..I had to use the bathroom so I walked up to a security officer discretly and ask if I could without him making a announcement and yet to be sure, he did.. “Does anybody need to use the bathroom? Please line up and follow me”. I said to Joneal, laughing “Yo this is crazy”. I understand the importance of security but never the less, its not like we were walking around the building. But ‘”com on son”, line up in the hall…lol
So were stuck in a room with about 25 to 30 other media companies.
We were explained by the PR of the event that the artist only wanted to interview with certain companies and that’s it. Only MAVADO, LIVEWIRE AND YOUNG DODUS MMG but of course after doing what we do to get it, gave us the interviews. WHIHH.com was told we had the highest level of excess but reality was we were on the same level as the other companies. smh.
We were not only told we can only record up-to three songs of each artist but it was from the sound board area which is so far back from stage.-Ratchet We might as well bought front row tickets. And someone tell me why was DJ Self from Power 105.1, on stage trying to entertain the crowd like a party for like 30 to 40 minutes… OK true story we spoke to Tiptop, CEO of Dream Team Nation and he explained as in the interview we did, that Nassau Coliseum changed the agreement at the last minute. And wanted to work it there way.
Long Story short… Lots of media were unhappy with the the whole idea of promoting this event and not getting much in return, not even a bottle of water. We weren’t even allowed to stand in the pit area. I hope DTN learns from this experience for future reference to set up clauses with these artist where at-least they can do photo drops/video drops.
Seems like Artist in today’s day in age don’t respect media/fans or understand who has the last word!
This Is Whatshotinhiphop!
If It’s Not Here It’s Not Hot!
So you tell me, am I wrong? How could this have been better?