Fans Can BOOK A Video Call With Aidan Gallagher! Tickets Bought Through "Looped"
"[...] Every day I get comments from thousands saying they wish they could travel to a show but can’t. That’s [why] I’m doing this. [...] ❤️" Aidan says.
20 January 2020 by Fachana Techamaneewat
LOS ANGELES - FEB 12: Aidan Gallagher at the "The Umbrella Academy" Premiere at the
ArcLight Hollywood on February 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, CA - Photo by Jean_Nelson
On January 18, The Umbrella Academy's Aidan Gallagher announced to fans in a series of Instagram stories that he'll be doing one on one private calls through "Looped" with fans on February 8.
Check out what Aidan said below:
I "Every day I get a ton of comments from people who say they wish they could come to a concert and meet me but they live too far away and they will never have the chance to meet me."
Aidan then explained to fans that he has a found a service called "Looped" that allows him to connect with his fans, worldwide, on a private one on one video call.
In comparison, the video chat will be similar to a meet and greet convention, except fans wouldn't have to spend extra time and money to travel to see Aidan. Not only that, but international fans will no longer have to wait for an event to take place in their country (which may never happen), or save up for costly plane tickets and accommodation to fly to the nearest event to see Aidan.
In the Instagram Story, Aidan continued:
I "[Looped is] a personal FaceTime video service so we can set up a time that's convenient to you and me and you don't have to travel you can do it from your house."
I "The service is called Looped and a bunch of celebs are now using it to do meets with fans around the world who can't travel to them because that would cost too much."
Fans can book their private one to one video call here.
So, when is this event scheduled? And how does it work?
The video chat with Aidan is scheduled for February 8 at 07:00 PM GMT. To be eligible, fans must buy a ticket and download the "Looped" app onto their phones (the app is needed to connect to the video call).
Fans will be queued according to the time they purchased the ticket, and the video call will successfully connect with Aidan on Febuary 8 between 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM GMT.
How much is the event? And how does it compare to an actual meet and greet at one of Aidan's concert?
Aidan's agent has set the price at $100 for a 1-minute live one-on-one video chat with Aidan. This is a one-time event, and there are 120 tickets available.
Fans will get the opportunity to speak directly with Aidan, as well as take as screenshots with Aidan using the in-app button, the screenshots of which will be available even after the event has ended. (The FAQs can be read here.)
I "[...] Every day I get comments from thousands saying they wish they could travel to a show but can’t. That’s [why] I’m doing this. [...] ❤️ - Aidan Gallagher.
*Most in-person meet and greets often last between 15 seconds - 40 seconds. In comparison, Millie Bobby Brown's meet and greet at Stranger Con back in November 2019 was $110 (including a photo op), and a group photo with both Millie and Noah Schnapp was priced at $205.
The Umbrella Academy season 2 wrapped up filming in November 2019.
Fachana Techamaneewat is a news writer at Exclusive Hollywood and is responsible for researching and writing news articles while providing story updates wherever necessary.
Fun fact: On the weekends, she's an avid writer for practically anything. Her current obsession is the Umbrella Academy, and as of now, is writing a book.