Berks County-born country singer turned pop sensation Taylor Swift “broke the internet” last week after selling 2 million tickets for her upcoming Eras tour. It was the most sold for any artist in a single day, writes Grace Griffaton for 69News.
The high demand, on top of billions of bots and unregistered fans, caused major issues with the website, according to company officials.
This led to “insufficient ticket inventory” and Friday’s public sale had to be cancelled. Many “Swifities” who did secure their tickets had to wait hours in a virtual queue. Downingtown’s Lisa Hearn was one of them.
“I heard some people say it was the seven rings of hell, because you kept getting past things, and you would have another problem,” said Hearn, who waited from 9:30 AM to a little after 2:30 in the afternoon to get the tickets.
She even asked her boyfriend to save her spot on her computer when she had to leave for work.
Hearn managed to get into the 20th row of the side stage. However, a lot of fans weren’t so lucky and ended up empty-handed.
PA Attorney General Josh Shapiro encouraged Pennsylvanians to submit a consumer complaint if they had trouble with Ticketmaster.
Read more about how the Taylor Swift tickets affected PA residents at 69News.