Fans unite against Ticketmaster after ticket mayhem and sale cancellation

Taylor Swift has got many many fans and they are very very mad. Some of them are even campaigning against Ticketmaster after last week’s fiasco concerning The Eras tour tickets. Details with Alex.

By Alexandra Reymond  - Updated  

Fans unite against Ticketmaster after ticket mayhem and sale cancellation

Ticketmaster under fire after Taylor Swift ticket fiasco

The figures would make any website dizzy. A reported 14million people attempted to access Ticketmaster for last week’s pre-sale, with 2.4million users eventually managing to buy tickets. Still, that leaves a lot of people thinking that they may have got a ticket by now if Ticketmaster had not failed to deliver or even, had not been the only ticket dealer.

Taking the matter into their own hands, some fans are starting to gather against the ticketing service. Mashable reports that around 35 Swift fans – who are mostly lawyers – joined a group chat called ‘Vigilante Legal’. The thread was set up by Blake Barnett, a 30-year old-lawyer who shared the following tweet: “Calling all swiftie lawyers: lmk [let me know] if you wanna be added to a GC to brainstorm if there’s anything we can do to take action against @ticketmaster.”

She later confirmed that the group’s participants were “reporting Ticketmaster to the FTC [Federal Trade Commission] and drafting a brief to hopefully use to assist state [attorney generals] and politicians in taking them down”.Stephanie Aly, 33, officially launched the ‘Vigilante Legal’ campaign on her Swift fan site The Swifties.

The Taylor Swift-Ticketmaster issue attracts the attention of the U.S Senate

The matter is taken very seriously in the higher spheres in the United States. A U.S. Senate antitrust panel will hold a hearing on the lack of competition in the industry. The hearing follows the fans’ many claims about how the ticket fiasco was handled by Ticketmaster.

“Last week, the competition problem in ticketing markets was made painfully obvious when Ticketmaster’s website failed hundreds of thousands of fans hoping to purchase concert tickets,” said Amy Klobuchar, one of the Senators who announced the hearing. “The high fees, site disruptions and cancellations that customers experienced shows how Ticketmaster’s dominant market position means the company does not face any pressure to continually innovate and improve.” 

In a statement issued last Friday (November 18) Swift said her team had asked Ticketmaster “multiple times if they could handle this kind of demand and we were assured they could.” She said the situation “pissed me off” and added that it was “excruciating for me to just watch mistakes happen with no recourse.”

All the details for Taylor Swift’s 2023 US dates

Dates & Cities

MARCH
17 – State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
18 – State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
24 – Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas, Nevada
25 – Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas, Nevada
31 – AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas

APRIL
1 – AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
2 – AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
13 – Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida
14 – Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida
15 – Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida
21 – NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas
22 – NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas
23 – NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas
28 – Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
29 – Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
30 – Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia

MAY
5 – Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee
6 – Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee
7 – Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee
12 – Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
13 – Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
14 – Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
19 – Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts
20 – Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts
21 – Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts
26 – MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
27 – MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
28 – MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

JUNE
2 – Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois
3 – Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois
4 – Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois
9 – Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan
10 – Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan
16 – Acrisure Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
17 – Acrisure Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
23 – U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota
24 – U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota
30 – Paycor Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

JULY
1 – Paycor Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio
7 – GEHA Field at Arrrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
8 – GEHA Field at Arrrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
14 – Empower Field at Mile High, Denver, Colorado
15 – Empower Field at Mile High, Denver, Colorado
22 – Lumen Field, Seattle, Washington
23 – Lumen Field, Seattle, Washington
28 – Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, California
29 – Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, California

AUGUST
3 – SoFi Stadium, Los Angeles, California
4 – SoFi Stadium, Los Angeles, California
5 – SoFi Stadium, Los Angeles, California
8 – SoFi Stadium, Los Angeles, California
9 – SoFi Stadium, Los Angeles, California

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