Taylor Swift tickets: Ticketmaster crashes as panicked fans vie for Ellas Tour

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Furious Taylor Swift fans revealed today how they were being charged exorbitant prices for advance tickets as they battled for seats at a series of Taylor Swift’s UK gigs.

Advance tickets for next year’s UK tour of Swift’s tour went on sale at 11am this morning to a small group of die-hard fans (known as ‘Swifties’) who pre-ordered the album Midnight.

Ticket bidding led to a gold rush that contributed to the crash of Ticketmaster’s website, while thousands of fans were left without tickets and instead scrambling to find seats online. .

More than 40,000 people joined the line online, with some detailing how they used multiple devices to secure seats. Some fans detailed how they bought the tickets while at work, including one holding a placard that read, “Leave me alone, I’m trying to get Taylor Swift tickets.” There was also a fan sitting by the pool.

Many Swifties claimed to have been “kicked out” by Ticketmaster, while others complained about standing in line for tickets sold via the website AXS. Although given the opportunity to purchase tickets, some thought the process was a total hoax as the available seats cost nearly £600 per seat.

Also, many people today claim to have received little guidance from the seller and queued up for tickets without any idea of ​​how much a seat would cost. According to online reports, ticket prices ranged from around £58 to £662 depending on the type of package.

And while some fans managed to secure £110 general admission tickets, others claimed that after standing in long virtual lines, the remaining online seats were sold at VIP rates.

“Two tickets @AXS_UK YOURE GOING DOWN,” tweeted one fan, whose total order was estimated to be over £1,300.

Furious Taylor Swift fans claim to be overcharged for advance tickets as Ticketmaster website crashes, sparking scramble for seats

Furious Taylor Swift fans claim to be overcharged for advance tickets as Ticketmaster website crashes, sparking scramble for seats

The first batch of tickets for the Eras tour in the UK and Europe went on sale today and sold out within minutes. More than 40,000 people joined the online queue, with some detailing how they used multiple devices to secure seats.

The first batch of tickets for the Eras tour in the UK and Europe went on sale today and sold out within minutes. More than 40,000 people joined the online queue, with some detailing how they used multiple devices to secure seats.

According to online reports, ticket prices ranged from around £58 to £662 depending on the type of package.Some fans have managed to secure £110 general admission tickets, while others claim their remaining online seats were sold at VIP rates after waiting in virtual long lines.

According to online reports, ticket prices ranged from around £58 to £662 depending on the type of package.Some fans have managed to secure £110 general admission tickets, while others claim their remaining online seats were sold at VIP rates after waiting in virtual long lines.

Many people today claim they got in line for tickets with little direction from the seller and no idea how much a seat would cost.

Many people today claim they got in line for tickets with little direction from the seller and no idea how much a seat would cost.

Another posted a map of Wembley Stadium and asked, “Does anyone know the ticket price for this seat at Wembley on the Tour of the Times?” What about seats on the second floor? If you have seen it, please let us know! ! I’m really confused about the price. “

Another wrote, ‘Taylor Swift ticket prices are ridiculous’, while another wrote ‘Taylor Swift ticket prices are really disgusting. Why pay £109 to stand behind Wembley Stadium? Do I have to pay?” he wrote. Why are the VIP seats £661????”

Swifties also resented the number of pre-sale codeholders who immediately posted their tickets on resale websites such as StubHub and Viagogo, with seats priced at over £1,000 per ticket.

Twitter was flooded with posts from alleged ticket holders who claimed they had secured more tickets than they needed.

We are selling two extra tickets for the Taylor Swift standing section at Wembley, London on June 21, 2024! rice field.

Another said, “We are selling two tickets for Taylor Swift at Wembley, London on June 21, 2024 in the standing section.”

However, the real Swiftis were furious with the resellers and wanted them to die in pieces.

“Honestly, people who buy Taylor Swift tickets just to resell them for 10x face value are shit. “Whoever resells Taylor Swift tickets for double, triple (or more) should burn a lot of money,” one person echoed.

Some fans who claim they bought more tickets than they should have already started reselling them online.

Some fans who claim they bought more tickets than they should have already started reselling them online.

But the real Swifties erupted in anger at resellers

But the real Swifties erupted in anger at resellers

We are selling two extra tickets for the Taylor Swift standing section at Wembley, London on June 21, 2024! rice field.

Another said, “We are selling two tickets for Taylor Swift at Wembley, London on June 21, 2024 in the standing section.”

However, the real Swifti exploded in anger against the reseller.

“Honestly, people who buy Taylor Swift tickets just to resell them for 10x face value are shit.

“Whoever resells Taylor Swift tickets for double, triple (or more) should be burning big bucks,” one person echoed.

Some detailed how they bought tickets while at work, while others sat poolside holding placards that said, “Leave me alone, I’m trying to get Taylor Swift tickets.” Some fans were sitting with it.

Some detailed how they bought tickets while at work, while others sat poolside holding placards that said,

Some detailed how they bought tickets while at work, while others sat poolside holding placards that said, “Leave me alone, I’m trying to get Taylor Swift tickets.” Some fans were sitting with it.

The first batch of tickets for the Eras tour in the UK and Europe went on sale today and sold out within minutes.

Fans were limited to purchasing four tickets in a single transaction and could only purchase in the city in which they received the access code. All tickets were sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

One person wrote, “Ticketmaster kicked me out the minute I tried to pay and got really pissed off at Cornflakes.”

“I was at the front of the line to buy tickets for Taylor Swift and Ticketmaster literally kicked me out of line for no reason. added.

“Ticketmaster, I hate you #ErasTour Waited 30 minutes and got kicked out before I got there????” wrote one fan.

Some users claim to have already been victims of technical issues

Some users claim to have already been victims of technical issues

“Every time I tried to buy a ticket for something through Ticketmaster, something like this happened,” added another. “This is not a Taylor Swift problem, Ticketmaster needs to do something.”

“I had them. rice field.

Those who managed to buy tickets this morning were celebrating with their tickets.

“I survived World War I, so I’m seeing Taylor Swift on opening night in London!” one fan wrote, quoting a song from the singer’s album Midnights.

“I survived the Great War. I will see Taylor Swift in Edinburgh next year, very happy!!!” added another.

“After the #Lover tour was cancelled, it feels so surreal to get tickets to see her in London next year with friends who love her as much as I do,” said one who secured a VIP package for the show. fan wrote.

Another tweeted, “Oh my God… I did it.”

“I have so many husband points now,” added another man who apparently bought tickets for his wife.

Those who managed to buy tickets this morning were celebrating their victory against Ticketmaster

Those who managed to buy tickets this morning were celebrating their victory against Ticketmaster

General sales of Taylor’s UK shows begin next week. Tickets are only available through Ticketmaster and AXS and can only be purchased with access codes.

Ticketmaster does not specify when the access code email will be sent, only stating that it will be sent by July 14 at a staggered time to avoid congestion on the site.

Fans had to register by June 22nd to secure access to the general sale.

Experts warned fans not to accept ticket offers outside of the official channels of emails sent by distributors Ticketmaster and AXS.

Fans are being urged to remain vigilant against scammers, as the “tremendous demand” for her Ellas tour tickets makes them “very attractive targets for criminals”.

Criminals capitalize on the popularity of tickets by opening their own counterfeit ticket sites to trick consumers into making money.

Last week, the 33-year-old Taylor announced 14 new tour dates across Europe and the UK, joining already scheduled concerts in Dublin, Liverpool, London, Glasgow and Cardiff.

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