Emotions ran high when tickets to the Taylor Swift Reputation Stadium Tour finally went on sale to the general public on Tuesday morning for dates throughout the U.S.

Given the high demand stoked by the months-long buildup and “Verified Fan” presale process that allowed users to pay (or tweet) their way to the front of the line, it’s likely that today was the last chance at a face-value ticket for the 2018 tour.

Naturally, Swifties were both anxious and excited before onsale time, but for many, that soon turned to anger and disappointment. Social media sites have been flooded with Taylor Swift-related posts all morning. Those who scored seats were (naturally) thrilled. A lot of fans, though, had complaints to air about the day’s activity once the dust settled.

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For starters, many who had been watching Ticketmaster closely from the start of the months long process, noted that there were sky-high prices involved for anywhere that ticket were available.Β Some also may have been confused at what constituted “face value”, or the standard price set by Taylor and her team. There’s also the fact that the entire pay-to-play system of “boosting” for presale access was predicated upon the notion that it was set up to keep tickets in the hands of “real fans” rather than “scalpers”.

Today, fans looking to find a precious ticket were confronted by a sea of resale tickets available right there on Ticketmaster.com – and were quick to cry foul.

Some selected feedback from fans on social media:


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Other fans noticed that a number of tickets – marked as “official platinum” options – were available in certain premium spots which hadn’t been available during the presale period, even for those who had boosted their way into the line.



And then, of course, there were complaints of price in general. Whether these Twitter users were seeing face value or resale prices, we can’t be sure, but either way they were vastly out of budget for a huge number of young fans and even their parents.


Long story short, supply met massive demand, and fans once again got lost in the shuffle.

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