Some BravoCon Ticket Holders Were Shut out From Events

Bravo-a-holics from around the world descended upon Manhattan for the highly anticipated flagship weekend of BravoCon.

Ticket holders filled Instagram and Twitter with comments and photos, excited that they got to meet their favorite Bravolebrity. Venders also posted celebrity meetings as Bravo worlds collided. Fans saw Jax Taylor from Vanderpump Rules kiss and makeup with Captain Lee Rosbach from Below Deck.

Jerry O'Connell, Dorit Kemsley, Tamra Judge, Brandi Redmond, Jackie Goldschneider
Jerry O’Connell, Dorit Kemsley, Tamra Judge, Brandi Redmond, Jackie Goldschneider |Heidi Gutman/Bravo

Insiders also witnessed a crazy smackdown between Ramona Singer from The Real Housewives of New York City and Vicki Gunvalson from The Real Housewives of Orange County. From social media posts alone, the weekend appeared to be a dream come true. However, not all fans left the weekend with that warm fuzzy feeling. In fact, some ticketholders were excluded from events. Others didn’t get to meet their favorite Bravoleb.

General admission ticket holders were ejected

Some general admission ticket holders were shut out from a venue due to overcrowding. “To those attending #BravoCon today… Last night at 6pm they reached capacity at the main venue-Manhattan Center – and proceeded to eject GA- General admission- tickets. Saying that Only VIP&SVIP could stay. @Andy Not cool … all Pic is the guy who had to tell people.” The general admission ticket price was $299.50, plus tax and fees for the entire weekend.

One person responded that the entire weekend was not positive. However, the original poster share that the weekend was actually very fun, despite this drawback. Another person shared that the same thing happened at another BravoCon location. “Similar nonsense was occurring hours earlier at Union West. After waiting over an hour to get into the venue & an hour to take photos someone finally told us that photos would only be for VIP as there wasn’t enough time for us. They were very polite but why did I even go?!”

Another general admission ticketholder suggested that fans splurge on the more expensive tickets next year. “For anyone going to #BravoCon next year, don’t do general admission.” The person added, “Can’t even stand in the BH line because it’s a fire hazard. So most of us general admission won’t see it.” Weekend BravoCon VIP tickets were priced at $574.50 and SVIP tickets were $1,499.50. Some fans paid even more as scalpers ended up reselling the tickets for thousands of dollars.

Fans had other observations about BravoCon

While most fans were basking in the glow of BravoCon and had positive remarks about the event, some still expressed their frustrations on social media. One person observed that the crowd on day two seemed especially spicy. “The day two crowd is AGGRESSIVE.”

As in most situations where many people are vying for spots, someone cut in line. “The line hasn’t moved but I did get one person kicked out for cutting,” the person shared, along with a photo shame of the individual. Another person shared that while the lines were long, ticketholders should consider getting an early start. “For everyone complaining about the lines and not getting In! It’s the first be lucky and thankful u were able to get in ! @BravoWWHL#Bravocon. It pays to go early as u can.”

But generally, fans hope that next year will be accessible to more people. A number of fans bemoaned that they couldn’t even purchase the pricey tickets. “@Andy confirms that they are thinking about #BravoCon2020 and making it even more accessible to the millions of fans who couldn’t get tickets,” the person tweeted. “And hoping @BravoTV does a ‘huge podcast dump or something’ with all the recorded material this weekend.”