I love the Rolling Stones more than anything in the world. No WAY would I pay $500 to meet them. Heck, their last tour tickets were OUTRAGEOUSLY priced just to sit in the concert hall and watch them perform.
I prefer my celebs from afar. Keeps the mystique going. Afraid if I meet them and they turn out to be the regular human beings they are (or worse, a**holes), it would ruin my fantasies.