Angry Swifties vs Ticketmaster

2022-11-22 by Fernando Alves STAFF | 42 Comments
According to multiple sources, Taylor Swift's fans (mostly lawyers) are not letting the recent controversy with Ticketmaster go and are organizing a joint campaign against the company. The angry Swifties joined a group chat called 'Vigilante Legal' created by lawyer Blake Barnett, who tweeted on November 16th:

"Calling all swiftie lawyers: lmk [let me know] if you wanna be added to a GC to brainstorm if there’s anything we can do to take action against @ticketmaster."

The 'Vigilante Legal' group is now a full-fledged limited liability company (LLC). Blake Barnett comments: "Something needs to be done. They’re violating antitrust laws. The monopoly merger [in 2010] should have never been allowed to happen between Live Nation and Ticketmaster."



This urban drama comes after the ticket sales fiasco of the artist's tour, whose huge demand (14 million hits) led to the cancellation of sales on November 17th. Ticketmaster released the following statement: "We want to apologize to Taylor and all her fans, especially those who had a terrible experience trying to purchase tickets. We estimate about 15% of interactions across the site experienced issues, and that’s 15% too many, including passcode validation errors that caused fans to lose tickets they had carted."

Taylor Swift addressed the issue via Instagram: "We asked [Ticketmaster] multiple times, if they could handle this kind of demand and we were assured they would."

The 'Vigilante Legal' group hopes its action can "effect real change across the music industry."

For more detailed information:
https://www.nme.com/news/music/taylor-swift-fans-are-organising-campaign-against-ticketmaster-after-ticket-controversy-3353693
https://mashable.com/article/swifties-take-down-ticketmaster-eras-tour

Tagged: Taylor Swift

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Feather
November 22nd 2022
8817 Comments


lol my sister cried for a couple days as a result of not getting T Swift tickets

Feather
November 22nd 2022
8817 Comments


Its like a run in the stock market

Willie
Moderator
November 22nd 2022
20131 Comments


My wife really wanted to see Taylor Swift, and I would have had to go with her... and now I don't have to go see Taylor Swift... thanks for the hook-up Ticketmaster.

tyman128
Contributing Reviewer
November 22nd 2022
3840 Comments


my sister bought us tickets and I didn't have to deal with any annoying fans or the problems of Ticketmaster... I see this as a win for me

Calc
November 22nd 2022
16989 Comments


anything that breaks up near monopolies *thumbs up*

botb
November 22nd 2022
15846 Comments


This is hilarious and cringe but monopolies suck and people with the means to fight them getting involved is sick

pizzamachine
November 22nd 2022
21596 Comments


I didn’t buy tickets cause I’d rather buy groceries.

Feather
November 22nd 2022
8817 Comments


anything that breaks up near monopolies *thumbs up*

I much prefer buying my tickets directly from smaller venues. Feels a lot more refreshing

Willie
Moderator
November 22nd 2022
20131 Comments


If it's possible, that's always the way to go. I'd rather buy music straight from a band's website or at least Bandcamp, but sometimes that's not possible either. The companies don't want you directly paying these bands, that's for sure.

tyman128
Contributing Reviewer
November 22nd 2022
3840 Comments


band's website, Bandcamp, straight from the band >>>>

Vercetti
November 22nd 2022
501 Comments


anything that breaks up near monopolies *thumbs up*[2]

ConcubinaryCode
November 22nd 2022
6743 Comments


Nice to see something being done about it. How long have people complained about ticketmaster?

TheNotrap
Staff Reviewer
November 22nd 2022
18230 Comments


Despite the setbacks, she couldn't ask for better marketing

normaloctagon
Contributing Reviewer
November 22nd 2022
1428 Comments


haha i love this

Parallels
November 22nd 2022
9743 Comments


that merger should never have happened

SpeachImpediment
November 22nd 2022
120 Comments


f u c k t i c k e t m a s t e r

tinathefatlard
November 22nd 2022
1952 Comments


Pearl Jam tried to warn us but we didn’t listen.

CygnusX1
November 22nd 2022
756 Comments


Funny that it takes a bunch of pop star stans not getting tickets to break up the shithole that is ticketmaster. Love it

Sunnyvale
Staff Reviewer
November 22nd 2022
4444 Comments


Look what you made me do!

Sevengill
November 22nd 2022
10953 Comments


do it Taylor

https://media.tenor.com/w3QvPXPmKiwAAAAd/thanos-army.gif

Scoot
November 22nd 2022
21566 Comments


ticketmaster is a fucking joke and their merger with live nation should be dissolved

Storm In A Teacup
November 22nd 2022
41604 Comments


I wonder if this is all shaping up to World War 4 in 20 years Samsung vs Swift Ribbon 🎀 Army

Storm In A Teacup
November 22nd 2022
41604 Comments


Apple def gonna 3rd party both near the end of that one tho...RIP

Emim
November 22nd 2022
32989 Comments


What botb said

zaruyache
November 23rd 2022
25650 Comments


if the swifties could continue to do cool anticapitalist aktion that'd be great

EphemeralEternity
November 23rd 2022
4315 Comments


I want to see an anchorman style standoff between the angry swifties, tool army, juggalos and anyone who still listens to chris brown

Sevengill
November 23rd 2022
10953 Comments


don't forget Ghost ghouls

DungeonBoy
November 23rd 2022
9198 Comments


Ticketmaster bad

Eons
November 23rd 2022
3658 Comments


She's a complete scammer scammed fans multiple times with tickets, etc not sure how people can absolve her of all responsibility

Voltimand
November 23rd 2022
1574 Comments


"I want to see an anchorman style standoff between the angry swifties, tool army, juggalos and anyone who still listens to chris brown"

"don't forget Ghost ghouls"

Suddenly, Fred Durst makes a cameo–and what do ya do then?

"if the swifties could continue to do cool anticapitalist aktion that'd be great" [1000] And then Taylor goes full-on punk, touring with the likes of Leftover Crack and Show Me the Body

Meridiu5
November 23rd 2022
4093 Comments


I still regret not buying tickets back in 2017 when the prices were like $20

WretchedCacophony
November 23rd 2022
2422 Comments


20$? Maybe when she was playing at a bar in 2008

Brabiz
November 23rd 2022
1909 Comments


We stand as one

Devastator
November 23rd 2022
4303 Comments


On one hand Fuck Ticketmaster and Monopolies.

On the other hand Taylor Swift and a large portion of her fans are unbearable.

MeatSalad
November 23rd 2022
17596 Comments


Hope something comes of this. I'm all for anything that fucks with Ticketmaster

Conmaniac
November 24th 2022
27381 Comments


tbh id become a tswift fan if her and her fanbase are able to help take down the ticketmaster monopoly (ik Biden has already made a statement about this too)

twlight
November 24th 2022
6992 Comments


I'm mad.

grannypantys
November 24th 2022
2514 Comments


"pearl jam tried to warn us"

so did Ye. Ticketmaster/Livenation have been getting their pound of flesh for far too long.

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
November 26th 2022
9847 Comments


— and now I don't have to go see Taylor Swift...

Death, taxes, and spousal requests

Storm In A Teacup
November 26th 2022
41604 Comments


The boats land ashore, the ramparts drop, an army of skinny women aged 12 to 24 storm the beaches of Normandy.

Storm In A Teacup
November 26th 2022
41604 Comments


Suddenly, Samsung Synths emerge from the sand and begin attacking the Swift Ribbon Army 🎀

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
November 26th 2022
9847 Comments


Something tells me a Dunkirk analogy is at the gates B-P



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