Taylor Swift blasted into the headlines last week, but not for the reason you’d think.
The singer ripped Ticketmaster for a debacle over the sale of concert tickets for her new tour, which completely crashed at one point and led to scalpers posting tickets for upwards of $50,000.
The whole thing was a fustercluck. First, fans had to sign up for Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan program just for a chance to score tickets. But even those fans hit error messages and long waits. Then, when they were finally able to buy tickets, the system wouldn’t accept their presale code or credit card information.
Eventually, Ticketmaster was forced to cancel the sale, claiming it had experienced “historically unprecedented demand.”
“It’s truly amazing that 2.4 million people got tickets, but it really