The only downside was the venue - or to be more specific the organisation/staff. I had no idea that you had to pick up your VIP pass at the box office, at least I never saw that mentioned anywhere when getting inside. Just before the concert I was asking the staff and they said I should pick it up at the interval, after the first half they said I'll get it after the show - in the end they told me I didn't even need one but eventually I was pointed to the bar where they handed out the passes. I've never been to the Hammersmith Apollo before, maybe you always have to pick these things up at the box office when you get in, I don't know - I sure had the impression though that the staff had no idea either.
It was even worse when we had to stand in line to get the autographs. I was pretty much at the end of the line and it took roughly two hours to get in, which would not have been so bad if the staff had not been so incredibly annoyed about how long they had to stay at work. After about an hour the only thing you could hear from them was that they were missing their last trains, blah blah blah.
It still was a very nice evening overall though and I cannot wait to get the CD that comes with Skyward Sword.