I hope all fans remember we love eric for the writing singing and heart he puts behind each performance. I hear a lot of complaining about vip with not much mention too how great the show he put on was! I agree you shouldn't have to miss out on the action to do vip. but as popular as erics music is it is a good thing to sell out crowds and get a bigger fan base. I also love the idea of random upgrades to fans around the whole arena, but think if they put vip in the boxes on the side of the stage would probably limit vip sells to a lot smaller of a group. Hope somewhere there can be a happy medium for all but remember it is about the great music first and foremost!