Taylor Swift recently embarked on her much anticipated Eras tour, which has a remarkable forty-four songs on the lineup – a significant increase over the typical concert, but we’re not complaining!
The buildup to the tour was huge, as it marks Swift’s first time on the road since 2018. Considering the star has released 6 whole albums since then, it’s no surprise that Swifties had to battle in the great war of Ticketmaster in order to get their hands on those precious tickets.
However, one fan who ended up paying a whopping $5,500 for their ticket through a reseller now says that she regrets it.
Now, the country singer is a beloved figure in the world of music. Swift released her self-titled debut album in 2006 and received a whole array of positive reviews from music critics, including a glowing piece by The New York Times.
They described it as “a small masterpiece of pop-minded country, both wide-eyed and cynical, held together by Ms. Swift’s firm, pleading voice.” Not a bad job for a sixteen-year-old newbie writing her own material, right?
But her second album was the one that really blew up for her. With hits like ‘Love Story’ and ‘White Horse’, Swift found herself being propelled to superstardom and the album debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart.
And from then on, her fame skyrocketed. IMDb describes Swift as “a multi-Grammy award-winning American singer/songwriter who, in 2010 at the age of twenty, became the youngest artist in history to win the Grammy Award for Album of the Year.”
It continued: “In 2011 Swift was named Billboard’s Woman of the Year. She also has been named the American Music Awards Artist of the Year, as well as the Entertainer of the Year for both the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music, among many other accolades. As of this writing, she is also the top-selling digital artist in music history.”
And Swift once again broke records when tickets for The Eras Tour went on sale last year, with Ticketmaster crashing due to the sheer number of people trying to snag a ticket.
The tour has been highly anticipated, and although fans have been gushing about the impressive lineup during her concert, there’s one thing in particular that has got everyone talking.
In a video uploaded to TikTok, the singer could be seen performing a surprising stunt on stage at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, where she dived head-first into the crowd, causing a shocked cheer from the audience.
The video, which was captioned, “Since when?? Where’s that gold medal??” has since received 863.4K likes, 5 million views, and a lot of surprised comments.
One TikTok user said: “Say what y’all want about her no one is topping this tour, I can watch this on repeat for the rest of my life.”
Despite impressive scenes just as this one, one fan named Paige has come out and admitted that she regrets paying $5,500 for her tickets that she secured through the reselling site StubHub.
“I don’t feel good to have tickets anymore,” she told Insider.
“It wasn’t something fun, like it was supposed to be. I feel guilty. I feel like I did something impulsive in panic mode, and I am disappointed in Ticketmaster and Live Nation for letting it get to this point of just being a complete frenzy.”
She added: “Once I realised how many people were impacted by this and how I fed into what resellers do, which is prey on people who are in that panic mode, it didn’t feel good anymore.”
“It’s awful that people with credit cards and wealth, or luck, were the only ones who are able to go to Taylor’s show now,” Paige continued.
“I feel like it’s a dirty ticket. Like in the same way getting something in the wrong way would feel bad, it’s the same with this.”
“I regret it, and I kind of just wish I had a nosebleed ticket — because I just don’t feel like giving in in this way to the resellers was the answer,” she concluded.
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