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Taylor Swift *Finally* Responded To Ticketmastergate

Since Midnights, Swifties have been — for lack of a better term— on one. Whether it’s making memes about the lack of Lana on “Snow On The Beach”, searching for Easter Eggs in the “Anti-Hero” music video, or crying to “Maroon” for the 40th time, it’s safe to say that we Swifties have been unwell since Oct. 21. And the whole ticket fiasco hasn’t helped us. Like, at all.

On Nov. 1, Swift took to social media to announce her highly anticipated Eras Tour — her biggest tour to date. The original tour was set for 27 shows before expanding to a whopping 52 performances. Featuring openers like Phoebe Bridgers, GAYLE, and Paramore, the Eras Tour was supposed to be, like, the moon landing for Swifties. However, all of that changed when, on Nov. 17, Ticketmaster announced the cancellation of general sale tickets, following record-breaking presale traffic. And while fans were upset at Ticketmaster, they also called upon Swift to address the situation.

Now, On Nov. 18, just a day after the cancellation, Swift posted on her Instagram story to address the situation. “I’m not going to make excuses for anyone because we asked them, multiple times, if they could handle this kind of demand and we were assured they could,” Swift posted. “It’s truly amazing that 2.4 million people got tickets, but it really pisses me off that a lot of them feel like they went through several bear attacks to get them.”

Honestly, I’m just glad it wasn’t made in the notes app.

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In her apology, Swift acknowledges her fans who didn’t get tickets, saying, “my hope is to provide more opportunities for us to all get together and sing these songs. Thank you for wanting to be there. You have no idea how much that means.” More tour dates? Let’s not push it.

Swift’s response was subject to mixed reactions. Some fans praised Swift for looking out for them, while others pointed out her failure to mention the overwhelming amount of scammers who bought tickets ahead of fans, along with other ticketing issues.

I won’t be surprised if we hear more from Swift regarding Ticketmastergate. But, until then, hold onto your tickets for dear life if you have them, or simply just cry to “Question… ?”. Pass the tissues, please.

julianna (she/her) is an associate editor at her campus where she oversees the wellness vertical and all things sex and relationships, wellness, mental health, astrology, and gen-z. during her undergraduate career at chapman university, julianna's work appeared in as if magazine and taylor magazine. additionally, her work as a screenwriter has been recognized and awarded at film festivals worldwide. when she's not writing burning hot takes and spilling way too much about her personal life online, you can find julianna anywhere books, beers, and bands are.