This morning, I was preparing for a disaster Gen Z knows all too well at this point. I woke up, got my coffee, opened my computer, and prepared for whatever the hell was going to happen. You probably think that I was waiting to get rejected from a dream job, or that some new news has come up about the missing Titan submarine, but I’m not: I’m referencing the absolute chaos that is securing tickets on Ticketmaster. There really is nothing more stressful than typing in your little silly presale code and waiting for Ticketmaster to decide your fate.
I somehow survived the “Great War” this morning when I was hoping to secure tickets to The 1975: Still… At Their Very Best World Tour. Sitting there looking at that little emoji man walking at a snail’s pace in the queue is something I did not miss. I have to admit, I started to panic a little. I had 2000+ people in front of me for a while, but, my good ol’ emoji man started moving and got me in and I secured tickets. While I didn’t get the seats I was hoping for, I’m still going. I was one of the few who was lucky enough to secure tickets for one of my favorite bands, but, as always, securing tickets on Ticketmaster never ends well.
Users on Twitter were quick to share their frustrations surrounding securing tickets. Many tweets showed the confusion about the demand for tickets due to the controversy surrounding Matty Healy over the past few months.
A lot of tweets were funny AF, tho.
Seriously, I think all of us fans are in this (broke) boat together.
To all the 1975 fans out there, I am rooting for you. You will get tickets. Maybe just listen to “Chocolate” a million times in a row and try to decipher what they are saying while you wait for your tickets. (I still don’t believe those lyrics are all accurate. Matty speaking in Simlish or something.)