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Taylor Swift’s New Concert Has Sold Fewer Tickets Than She Has Ex-Boyfriends

Taylor Swift is on tour promoting her new album Reputation, and she has found an ingenious way to fight scalpers; just sell the tickets for more than people are willing to pay for them in the first place. Tay Tay and Ticketmaster have teamed up to bring you $500 seats to listen to a pop star regurgitate songs about how hard it is to be a serial monogamist.

Remember when Pearl Jam went to fucking war with Ticketmaster over a $3 service charge? Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament testified before Congress that it was an unfair business practice and the band tried (and ultimately failed) to book a tour only in venues that didn’t rely on Ticketmaster to book sets, because they didn’t want their fans to have to pay more than around $20 for concert tickets.

Pearl Jam lost their battle with Ticketmaster, and now if you buy a $50 t-shirt you’ll get moved up to the front of a digital line for seats that cost roughly one mortgage payment each. Jesus, if it’s that hard to get Taylor Swift tickets, what do they make you do to see a good band like U2?

According to a story in the New York Post, Swift’s strategy of cutting out scalpers by charging scalper-level prices herself and making fans compete for the right to buy them has backfired and most of Swift’s upcoming concerts still have seats available.

“Sales so far have been a mega disappointment,” one music industry insider told The Post. “There are hundreds if not thousands of tickets left for every show.”

Remember when Taylor sued that douche for squeezing her ass for one dollar because it wasn’t about the money? Turns out she plans to make up for the windfall she missed out by squeezing every last dime out of her fans, which has basically been the endgame of the corporate-controlled music industry anyway.

The best/worst part of this whole debacle is that after Taylor’s biggest fans had her name tattooed on their forehead or whatever to move up three spots in the ticket queue, Ticketmaster is essentially slashing prices on unsold tickets in an effort to move them, and seats that are better than the ones her mega-fans had to jump through hoops to get at being sold to general public at lower prices. But at least you didn’t have to pay extortionate prices to a scalper raising money for his kids’ Christmas presents, you got to pay twice that price to a millionaire singer and a giant corporation instead.

  • gem2477

    Nah. The song is so immature and outright stupid that Kanye is probably somewhere laughing his ass off.

    • Thao Truong

      dont be jealous…that song basically says it all. its genius…how else is it breaking record…if it sucked then everyone would say so….revenge comes in everyway and she got hers by being top of the list…lets see all her haters get there like taylor did. NOTTTT

      • gem2477

        She could have released a track of her farting and it’d be #1. With her, that’s not a good demonstration of if it being a good song.

      • BigJimSlade

        It’s genius? It’s not even music.
        This generic crap wouldn’t have managed to be a B-side on a Madonna single 20 years ago.

    • earlharbeson

      Funny, She sold out 5 nights at the Staple Center for 1989 which seated a total of 86,000 people, She has sold 120,000 tickets in the Rose Bowl so far for the “Reputation”. I doubt he is laughing to loud, he made $31,745,967 on his Saint Pablo Tour, she sold $180,000,000 worth of tickets the first week.

  • AussieDan

    Remember when Taylor wrote poppy country songs…?

  • Shawn Cicero

    wow people are nutty stalkers

  • Mithrull

    Pretend to like her fans? Bwhahahahahahaha you are fucking pathetic.

  • Moise

    who the hell are you guys? no names, just jealous of her fame and success. But who can blame you? You do this for green.

    • Sinead McGowan

      ooooh Taylor’s army

  • Atomic Rat

    oh my fucking god !!!!!!

    she’s so existential… she’s so multidimensional… she’s so fucking awesomely…. banal and pedantic.

    So you really don’t have to have anything one the ball other than a good PR firm and a fair agent to be a success as a pop star.

    I didn’t believe them. It’s still hard to believe.

  • Larry

    That girl is too high maintenance and a loon.

  • Atomic Rat

    Sailor Twit – the rally face of the nazi generation.

    Nice one. The one trick pony and the goosesteppers.

    Sieg Heil, frau Taylor. I see you’re on to your next crossover genre.

  • jay

    “Except, anyone can join. Even if they are not, wait for it, fans of Taylor.” How would a phone app know whether or not someone is a fan of Taylor Swift? What’s it going to do, read all your archived text messages to see if you talk about Miss Swift with your friends and determine if you said positive or negative things about her?

  • “Taylor has been criticized by just about everyone for not speaking for or against Trump”

    Yeah Taylor is missing a beat here, I mean we all just *love* to be lectured by sage-like showbiz celebrities about politics, right?

  • me

    1/3rd of the country supports being mean and fueling drama, while the other 2/3rds has had enough. So Taylor’s drama filled, passive aggressive, mean girl behavior is no longer tolerated by most. Most of us had enough of Taylor & people like her.

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