So when Fleetwood Mac announced in 2003 that they'd be touring for the first time in years, I wanted to be there. After investigating the matter on Ticketmaster, I found that tickets were available to "fan club" members two days early. With that information in hand, I quickly assembled my stockpile of Fleetwood Mac CDs so I could remove the proof of purchase codes I figured I'd have to mail in to become a member. The last time I'd dealt with a transaction of this nature, G.I. Joe Flag Points were the currency of choice. How much different could this be?
These spent like money in the '80s.
The answer was "a lot different," as it turned out. Joining the Fleetwood Mac fan club required a yearly membership fee of $79.95, an investment that was rewarded with the following:
-Advance news and concert notification