Taylor Swift fans are calling her out as tour tickets go for '$95,000'

Ali Condon

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Taylor Swift fans are calling her out as tour tickets go for '$95,000'

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Some fans are starting to get a little ticked off with Taylor Swift after seeing tickets for her upcoming Eras tour go on sale for tens of thousands of dollars.

After Ticketmaster royally screwed up the pre-sale for the US leg of Taylor's tour and cancelled the main sale entirely, it wasn't long before tickets were being touted on resale sites for extortionate prices.

In one instance, fans saw tickets advertised on resale platforms for as much as $95,000.

After the Hunger Games-style pre-sale, Ticketmaster explained that they had been met with unprecedented demand.

Even so, the US Justice Department is now investigating Ticketmaster's parent company Live Nation Entertainment, The New York Times reports.

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Taylor herself issued a statement to apologise to fans and call out Ticketmaster for the 'excruciating' mishandling of her tickets.

But while most hardcore Taylor fans hold no ill will toward the pop star and are targeting all of their anger at the Ticketmaster team, some fans are starting to turn on her.

Heartbroken Taylor fans took to Twitter to hit out at the outrageous resale prices, with one saying: "$95k for Taylor swift tickets??? She better put me in her dying will for that."

"I love Taylor swift but $95k is wild", complained a second.

While a third wrote: "Idk who needs to reads this but please don’t spend 95k on Taylor swift tickets she doesn’t care about you."


Tickets are being re-sold at extortionate prices. Credit: Twitter/@lilduval
Tickets are being re-sold at extortionate prices. Credit: Twitter/@lilduval

And that seems to be the sentiment of a lot of disheartened fans this week, unfortunately.

"I'm so sorry but you can't tell me Ticketmaster and Taylor and her team don't get a percentage from those resold tickets", TikToker Rachel Brown told followers after she was waitlisted for tickets.

"Everybody wins in this but the fans... anybody above us wins."

Another jaded fan insisted that Taylor putting money before fans wasn't unusual.

"This woman has proven time and time again to not give a s**t about anything except the amount of money she’s making", said Rachel Wainz.

"That girl is a capitalist,” she added. "She does not give a s**t about you and she never has."

However, Taylor seems to be just as furious as her fans are, and issued a statement calling out Ticketmaster for fudging her tour sale.

"There are a multitude of reasons why people had such a hard time trying to get tickets and I'm trying to figure out how this situation can be improved moving forward", she said.

Taylor Swift has issued a statement regarding the staggering cost of tickets. Credit: REUTERS/Alamy Stock Photo
Taylor Swift has issued a statement regarding the staggering cost of tickets. Credit: REUTERS/Alamy Stock Photo

"I'm not going to make excuses for anyone because we asked them, multiple times, if they could handle this kind of demand and we were assured they could.

"It's truly amazing that 2.4 million people got tickets but it really p**sed me off that a lot of them feel like they went through several bear attacks to get them.

"And to those who didn't get tickets, all I can say is that my hope is to provide more opportunities for us to all get together and sing these songs."

Topics: Music, Taylor Swift

Ali Condon
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