Saturday, May 18, 2024

UPDATE Taylor Swift, Queen of Social Media, Ends Radio Silence with Feeble Announcement After Sale is Cancelled Because of Ticket Debacle


Taylor Swift is usually on social media all the time, speaking directly to her fans.

But now she is radio silent as Ticketmaster has screwed up sales and sales of tickets for her Eras Tour has been cancelled.

This is a blow to Swift fans, certainly, who reportedly sent in 14 million requests for 1.5 million tickets. Ticketmaster blames fan demand, but it’s really bots and resellers who blasted the system hoping to scam millions from fans.

So where is Taylor? She’s gone off the grid. She must be furious about what’s happened, but so are the fans who’ve deluged what’s left of Twitter with complaints.

Meanwhile, Swift’s album, “Midnights” is nearly 2 million in sales.

UPDATE Taylor Swift posted something on Instagram Story a little while ago. Is it me? Or is this the most obtuse way of issuing statements? She didn’t even put it on regular Instagram. There’s no press release. It’s not on Twitter or Facebook. It’s made to be uncopy-able. With Instagram story the thing disappears before it can be read. I find this type of thing passive aggressive, and a way to say something but not say something. Anyway, here is this feeble announcement:

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