Ticketmaster Falling Apart?


Taylor Swift is releasing additional tickets for the fans that had trouble getting them for her “Eras” concert. pc: billboard

by Deborah Son, Student Activities Editor

Multiple places where tickets are sold like Stubhub, SeatGeek, and Ticketmaster, have encountered recent scandals, although previously they were reliable. Disappointing many fans all over the world, there were additional high fees, site delays, and cancellations. 

The beloved artist, Taylor Swift is on her tour, “Eras.” The presale for her concert was on Tuesday, November 15 on Ticketmaster and broke the record for most tickets sold in a single day. However, many fans complained that they ran into an issue and multiple people could not tell if they got the ticket or not. Because two million people were demanding tickets, the rush led to glitches on the website. According to washingtonpost.com, there was a “staggering number of attacks.” Therefore, it is reported that Ticketmaster is giving second chances to buy tickets for Taylor Swift’s concert to the fans. as well as send emails to the Verified Fans who were not able to get them. Sending out apologies on cnn.com, Taylor Swift said, “It’s truly amazing that 2.4 million people got tickets, but it really pisses me off that a lot of them feel like they went through several bear attacks to get them.” 

Not only was Taylor Swift’s concert affected, but fans could not get into the previous Bad Bunny’s concert in Mexico because of tickets fraud on Thursday, April 15. Hundreds of fans were said to not be able to get into the concert because there were duplicated tickets. Over the weekend, tickets were rejected, with Ticketmaster to blame and sued by many. 

With high fees, ticket companies need to do better.