MUSIC Taylor Swift fans have done everything to get a concert ticket, while some clever ones sell them at exorbitant prices
Singer Taylor Swift — JOHN NACION/startraksphoto.com/Cover Images
It’s at “a historically unprecedented request” to which the Ticketmaster site had to face when have been put tickets for Taylor Swift's 2023 Eras tour in the United States on presale. As millions of fans tried to connect to the site at the same time, they made it unusable for long periods of time.
In addition to recurring outages, the waiting time for Joining the site was very long, with some fans claiming to have waited in line until eight hours.
The “Swifties” were furious, and a deputy American even questioned the association Live Nation – Ticketmaster, which he referred to as in a tweet from “Unchecked Monopoly”.
At the time of the crash, as relayed by the Guardian, the sales site announced by press release work “urgently” to solve the problems. Other pre-sales or ticket sales from the US West Coast have been announced. postponed to the next day to lighten the traffic on the site.
This pre-sale was only meant to be open to “verified fans” of the star, this system having to dissuade the bots and the embezzlements. This did not prevent tickets, whose public price was between 49 and 449 dollars each, to quickly end up on resale sites at any time. exorbitant prices. Up to $22,700!
First tour since 2018
If the panic for the purchase of tickets has been it’s not only because Taylor Swift fans are numerous and ready to paying big bucks to see her in concert, but also because this tour is the star’s first in five years, when she undertook the Reputation Stadium Tour.
The Eras 2023 tour is extensive, with dozens of American dates, between March and August 2023. European fans are waiting to hear more about their idol’s coming to the other side. of the Atlantic.
Taylor Swift, whose album Midnights was released in October, has promised that she will perform the hits of the 10 albums of his career.