Taylor Swift Fans Have Big Feelings About Ticketmaster Crashing Due to "Historically Unprecedented Demand"

There was heartbreak.

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Basically every person in the country logged onto Ticketmaster on Tuesday in an attempt to score Taylor Swift Eras tour tickets. This, unsurprisingly, resulted in the event website crashing, to the great rage of thousands.

According to the Guardian, Ticketmaster's response was to claim there had been "historically unprecedented demand," which resulted in "intermittent issues" that they were "urgently" trying to fix.

The publication also reports that fans waited for as long as eight hours, with many not succeeding in buying tickets.

Despite efforts to avoid this, tickets are apparently available on resale sites for up to $22,700. (For scale, that's half the average car.)

Social media users are losing their minds over the whole affair, and have resorted to humor as a way to cope.

One fan wrote, "My favourite part of the day was Ticketmaster asking me if I wanted to add a vinyl to my $1300 purchase"

Another said, "Being stuck in the ticketmaster queue really has you wondering how different your life you be if you never listened to Our Song on the radio in 2006 that one time"

Someone else mused, "8 billion people in the world and every single one of them is ahead of me in the taylor swift ticketmaster queue apparently"

Someone else wisely pointed out, "ticketmaster is like 'we’re sorry about all the technical problems, this demand was unexpected' as if taylor swift isn’t one of the biggest artists in the galaxy"

More seriously, others pointed out that there might be a political issue at play here—starting with congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who wrote, "Daily reminder that Ticketmaster is a monopoly, it’s merger with LiveNation should never have been approved, and they need to be reigned in.

"Break them up."

Commenting on this, someone quipped, "You couldn't get tickets either huh?"

Culture writer Elamin Abdelmahmoud said, "Swifties being radicalized against monopolies and getting ready to do some anti-trust lobbying good luck ticketmaster"

And another fan asked the important question: "what is joe biden’s plan to unpause the ticketmaster queue for taylor swift’s eras tour"

We'll all be waiting to hear back from the White House.

Iris Goldsztajn
Morning Editor

Iris Goldsztajn is a London-based journalist, editor and author. She is the morning editor at Marie Claire, and her work has appeared in the likes of British Vogue, InStyle, Cosmopolitan, Refinery29 and SELF. Iris writes about everything from celebrity news and relationship advice to the pitfalls of diet culture and the joys of exercise. She has many opinions on Harry Styles, and can typically be found eating her body weight in cheap chocolate.