Peruvian Fandom, Subculture, Kpop and SMTown Peru
Of course, if S.M. Entertainment does show tangible interest in SM TOWN Peru, which begs the question — will its audience deliver?
It seems like Peru has become an attractive place for concerts. For the past couple of years a sector of the audience has proven that they care little about how much they dish for a concert. After all, the Jonas Brothers sold-out concert sported tickets for up to $500 USD — with an added sold-out extra date — and Justin Bieber sold tickets for up to $350USD.
How much would people make us pay for a Kpop extravaganza with so many artists?
There are many tricky logistics for an SM TOWN Peru concert. They need a humongous venue to try to make the tickets cheaper, but they also need to know they will be able to fill that venue. Our biggest venue is the Estadio Monumental, which holds a capacity of up to 80k people standing or 50k sitting , cutting it in half for the stage/backstage sectors, we would still need to fill 40k/25k spots of, hopefully not only Peruvian fans, but fans from across Latin America. The choosing of the perfect venue is material enough for another post, but one very important word comes to mind: VISA. A country that requires visas from its neighbors is bad business.
There’s also the sponsors — especially airlines, hotels and other forms of transportation — the budget, everything backstage and even merchandising and promotion. Whoever takes on the details of SM TOWN Peru is going to have to get a lot of work done, but man! It would probably be unforgettable with all the stress. LOL
The kinks of other K-Pop-related events also see the prospect of this one standing in limbo. Even though Big Bang has over 250k votes on Facebook, how many of those will actually make it to the concert? In terms of events, it’s all about delivering as an audience, only then can we worry about artists delivering to their audience. It’s a mutual relationship.
Talking serious business here, up to how much would you be willing to pay for an event like SM Town Peru?
How about other artists and their concerts?
What is that mark you’ve set for yourself? When would you say, “I love this group, but this is just too much money”?
Have you ever traveled to another country/province to see your favorite band live?