I am sorry you feel disappointed, but I am so glad that you enjoyed a great Motorhead gig.
It does sound like a rip-off.
I am old enough to remember when in the late 70's, early 1980's, if you hung around early enough, you would get pulled into the soundcheck for free and have a drink with the band.
It happened to me at The Heavy Metal Barn Dance July 1980... I will never forget that... and a few other lesser occasions.
I find the vip a little strange also, when I first see motorhead bomber tour "west runton cromer" the pub was on the grounds of the venue lemmy came in played fruit machine people just looked said hi and carried on drinking.
Then Eddie come in same story, was like this on bomber,ace of spades,Iron fist,Another perfect day tour.
Now you have to pay to be in the same room lol.