NY Taylor Swift Fans React As Ticketmaster Cancels MetLife Sales
The word “unprecedented” has been thrown around a lot in the last three years. Granted, some of that usage is correct: a worldwide lockdown, for example; nobody saw that coming. But ticket demand being high for arguably the most popular recording artist in the world? That’s pretty precedented.
If you were hoping to pick up Taylor Swift tickets for her three Eras Tour performances at MetLife Stadium today, you won’t – at least not from Ticketmaster. The ticket giant canceled the general public on-sale after a very messy Verified Fan presale wiped out all supply.
Understandably, New York's Taylor fans had a lot to say.
Despite the odds and technological nightmare, some Taylor fans were victorious and satisfied.
And unfortunately many of Taylor’s New York fans were left out in the cold.
Tickets for Taylor’s MetLife Stadium shows are now going being resold on sites like StubHub and VividSeats at a premium, cashing in on unfortunate fans. The cheapest of the three New Jersey dates I saw was $775 for nosebleed seats on Sunday May 28, with floor seats going for $2000+.
Ticketmaster did briefly publish an official statement called “The Taylor Swift On Sale Explained” on Thursday, but it had been removed from the site as of Friday morning.