Taylor Swift is pissed off at Ticketmaster; Elon’s hardcore ultimatum


Taylor Swift’s fans feel let down by Ticketmaster 

The pre-sale earlier this week was Ticketmaster’s biggest event ever. To put it into perspective, they had 4x the number of system requests than their last peak.

There were 3.5 million registered verified fans, who purchased 1.5 million tickets.

There were long digital queues, and now resellers are taking advantage of the demand putting tickets back up on Ticketmaster’s own site for thousands of dollars. 

In a strange move, Ticketmaster has now canceled a public sale of her tickets “due to extraordinarily high demands on ticketing systems and insufficient remaining ticket inventory to meet that demand”. Seems to be a mixed message! Did they sell too many?  

Taylor hasn’t been on tour since 2018 so the Swifities are eager to see her IRL again. 

Elon Musk’s ultimatum to staff – are you hardcore or not? 

Staff had to pledge they would be hardcore if they wanted to keep their jobs, or they’d be paid three months salary and need to leave.

It seems hundreds of folks have left. Many of the teams that used to be critical to the operation of the site are either wiped out, or down to a couple of people.