Throughout the country, Taylor Swift’s fans experienced a sense of disappointment and desperation after attempting to get tickets for her upcoming tour. During the presale, the Ticketmaster website crashed, causing turmoil and questioning Ticketmaster’s reliability as the nation’s largest concert promoter.
Yesterday afternoon, Ticketmaster announced they had — at least temporarily — canceled the general sale for the tour.
Some say it may be part of a bigger issue. Several politicians have voiced their opinions on the matter, Minnesota Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar said she has serious concerns about the company’s operations.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted, “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.”
Ticketmaster released a statement saying, “There has been historically unprecedented demand with millions showing up.”
Alexa Velez is a senior at FIU majoring in broadcast media with a concentration in English. She has written for PantherNOW and SFMN and is a recipient of the NBCU Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Scholarship. She completed her first internship on a national radio station, SLAM! Radio on Sirius XM 145, during the summer. She aims to network with others within the field and continue gaining experience in an effort to grow professionally and perfect her craft as a journalist.
Natalia Lorenzo is a senior at Florida International University majoring in Digital Communication and Media with a minor in entrepreneurship. She is extremely passionate about broadcasting, writing, musical theater and the entertainment industry as well as fashion. In addition, she began her own blog last year in which she discusses fashion looks, wellness tips and overall lifestyle tips and tricks. After her studies she hopes to work within the journalism and broadcasting industry, as well as maybe start her own clothing line/store one day!