You’d have to have a heart of stone not to find most of the jokes, songs and skits of the Monty Python Live (Mostly) performance at the O2 arena in London funny.
True fans, like myself, will laugh heartily at what we have now heard at least fifty times if not more.
I own Monty Python Sings, actually I bought it twice: on cassette and later on CD. I own all the Monty Python’s Flying Circus shows on DVD and all of their movies. Not alone that, but I also bought all of Michael Palin’s Travels on DVD, Terry Jones’ history DVD’s and John Cleese’s Fawlty Towers, in addition to A Fish Called Wanda. I have their official biography as well as unofficial stuff.
Am I an uber fan? Yes and no. I didn’t attend the July 5th performance dressed as a Lumberjack or Gumby. But I was willing to pay 496 pounds to attend the performance, three rows from the front, and the “Meet and Greet.”
Now to be very fair about it, I like to attend Broadway plays and am willing to pay top dollar for top plays, such as All the Way with Bryan Cranston. So, being a big fan of Monty Python I am willing to pay at least 200 pounds sterling, that’s about $300, to attend the show. And it was worth every penny.
However, the meet and greet package was 496 pounds sterling. That’s a lot of money. But, for big time fans, if you “meet and greet” the individual members of Monty Python then it is worth it. Unfortunately the format for the meet and greet changed. I was informed by email two days before the performance. I would not have paid extra for the meet and greet had it been advertised accurately.
When I attended the show on Saturday July 5th the meet and greet was after the show, not before as originally advertised. Instead of a meet and greet it was now a question and answer session. Paying 496 sterling, regardless of the one free drink offered, was way too much money.
Each meet and greet guest was gifted a book, a mug and a T-shirt. At the performance I also bought a program of sorts for over 10 sterling, I think, maybe even more!
So, for my very quick review I would say that the performance itself was well worth the money, especially if you are a fan. But the meet and greet was over-priced and disappointing.
For a more detailed review please stay tuned! I’ll be posting one here later on and also on Page, Stage and Screen with more pictures and videos.