Incase ya haven’t heard, Taylor Swift practically broke the internet with ticket sales.
Of course, she’s one of the biggest pop sensations in the whole world, so you could only imagine that everybody and their mothers were basically trying to sell a kidney for the chance to get a ticket.
With the presale kicking off this week, and subsequently crashing Ticketmaster, hundreds of thousands of Swifties were left out in the cold after they spent hours and hours in virtual waiting rooms only to find no tickets left.
And over in country music world, Tyler Childers 2023 Send In The Hounds Tourpresale launched today, and while not quite the same scale as Taylor, had the exact same problems.
And if you weren’t able to get your tickets immediately, and are looking to buy some from another ticketholder, you’re gonna be putting a hurtin’ on your wallet… or you know, taking out a second mortgage on your house.
Because tickets are being resold for thousands and thousands of dollars on secondary markets like StubHub, VividSeats, TickPick, etc…
And in some cases, we’re talking about tens of thousands of dollars, if you want a somewhat decent seat and not straight up in the nosebleeds.
I used Chicago’s Soldier Field show for the examples, and for the worst possible seat in the whole stadium, we’re talking about a whopping $600 bucks per ticket on StubHub. A ton of other upper deck seats are ranging around $1,000 as well.
And if you want to go down a few levels, we’re talking about a mind boggling $5,000.
Floor seats are going for well over $10,000 bucks with some creeping into the $20,000 range.
I mean GOOD LORD.
Swifties do you wanna go to college or do you wanna see Taylor in concert?
Tyler Childers weren’t fetching those prices, but $500-600 a pop easy, and sometimes over a grand for premium tickets… it’s wild out there, people.
Been in line since 9am and currently 6124th for the presale of @TTChilders@walmart_amp but StubHub has me covered for $400 I can sit on a blanket in the lawn section. Is anyone gonna do anything about this before we all collectively stop going to concerts? pic.twitter.com/7nn6brYdAx
“If it’s a consumer protection violation and we can find exactly where the problems are, we can get a court order that makes the company do better.
That makes sure the problems that happened yesterday don’t happen again. If it’s not a consumer protection (violation), but it’s an anti-trust law that is violated, there is a wide range of options that are available.
I would hope the company is doing everything it can to make sure the customers, from today forwards, have a much smoother and fairer experience.
As an industry player, you think Ticketmaster would be well aware that these were probably going to be the most popular tickets or close to the most popular tickets they’ve ever had.”
At the end of the day, Zach Bryan said it best:
on a day like this it feels right to reiterate that all my homies absolutely hate ticketmaster