people are more angry than Taylor Swift She has fans on Ticketmaster — a few dozen of whom are now suing because they were left out of the chaotic presale for her ‘Eras’ tour.
Fans, who are from across the country, want Ticketmaster to pay dearly for their guesswork, allowing bots and scalpers to spectacularly spoof the November 15 presale event. As we reported, millions of fans waited hours hoping to score a seat in the digital “lineup” — but most of them never got a chance to sniff out a ticket.
According to docs obtained by TMZ, Ticketmaster was supposed to send “verified” Taylor Swift fans a code on Nov. 14 that would allow them access to the presale event — but angry fans say thousands of them didn’t get either. codes, or bad codes were sent.
In the lawsuit, they accuse Ticketmaster of intentionally deceiving, as the company controls the primary ticket sales market as well as the secondary market – aka scalpers. Fans allege that Ticketmaster was “eager to allow” scalpers access to pre-sales.
Translation: Ticketmaster double-dipping with scalpers, while true Taylor fans are left with nothing.
Even if you don’t buy Ticketmaster knowingly up to scalpers and bots – fans say, at least, the company was inept … in that it was ill prepared For the flood of Swifties who will try to get tickets for Taylor’s first tour since the Covid pandemic.
As we told you, Taylor herself called ticketmaster To the point… saying that the company has convinced him and his team that they can control the amount of fans.
Fans are alleging fraud, price fixing and antitrust infringement… as they claim Ticketmaster is the only game in town when it comes to large concert venues that can accommodate artists as Taylor .
They’re suing LA County — where Ticketmaster’s parent company Live Nation is headquartered — to get back the “wrongful profits” Ticketmaster collected during the presale disaster. They also want the court to fine the company $2500 per violation… just to teach them a lesson.