Photo with Sylvester Stallone priced at $1,081, upset 'Rambo' fans joke that they 'have to sell a kidney' to attend UK event
'An Experience With', which will be bringing the 72-year-old Hollywood veteran to the UK in August and September, is charging fans steep sums for a chance to meet the star
Fans of Sylvester Stallone in the UK have been left disillusioned after an upcoming event featuring the Hollywood A-lister is charging attendees up to $1,081 for a photo op with the star.
The 72-year-old will be taking part in 'An Experience With' event that will take him to London, Manchester, and Birmingham in August and September to share "untold stories" and to promote the last installment in the Rambo series, 'Last Blood,' according to the Daily Mail.
A black-tie dinner, called 'An Evening with Sylvester Stallone' will feature a live stage interview, a three-course dinner, film prop models, a 20-piece orchestra, and an auction of 'bespoke Stallone memorabilia'.
The company hosting the event also announced that those in attendance can expect an "explosive" entrance by the Hollywood veteran. While the cheapest of the tickets can be bought for anywhere between $159 and $414, a "photo upgrade experience" with the "premium photo" package will leave a $1,081-sized hole in the pocket of those interested.
The package is listed as available to just 10 people and will see them receive a professional photo sized 22' X 17'. They will also have priority in the photo queue and find themselves in possession of a mount of a frame signed by Stallone with a gold pen.
Those not interested in shelling out such an exorbitant amount can opt for a "professional photo" package available to a total of 75 buyers that will see two people in a photo with the 72-year-old at a cost of $949.
In the scenario attendees want a solo photo with the actor, there is also another "professional photo" package that can be bought at $630 and has been made available to 100 interested buyers.
The extravagant cost to attend the event has not gone down too well with fans of the actor, with many taking to social media to express their displeasure. "It's a shame you’d need to sell a kidney to go," one joked, while another wrote, "Would love to go but £500 for a photo." A third posted, "The only problem with these events is the price... I really want to go!"
The company defended the pricing in a statement to The Sun. "As with any business there are costs involved and this is the same for us as a company," they said. "When you take into consideration the costs to bring a celebrity of such status to the UK then you would understand why."
"As for the photos we are allowed only 150 from management so due to this, the exclusivity dictates the price," they continued. "We work with A-list celebs and unfortunately quality costs."
Stallone will be in London for the event on August 31, in Manchester on September 6, and in Birmingham on September 7. 'There are also 'An Experience With' events featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Mel Gibson that have already sold out.