Adele, how many times are you going to break the Internet in 2015?
Yesterday, tickets for the fabulous British singer’s 25 tour went on sale, and as you’d probably expect, all hell broke loose. At 10 a.m. on Thursday, all 50 shows went up for sale on Ticketmaster, as well as Adele’s site. It was madness! Chaos! Everyone’s thoughts were something like this: !!!!!?!??!?!?!?!?!??!!?!?!?!?!??!
Or this, even:
“By selling the highest number of tickets we were able to. . . we have done everything within our power to get as many tickets as possible in the hands of the fans who have waited for years to see her live,” Jonathan Dickins, Adele’s manager, said in a news release.
A source at Ticketmaster told Billboard that the site “did not crash and performed very well, in spite of truly unprecedented demand.” But fans did not agree, saying that the website was either unavailable or slow, leaving thousands of disappointed Adele fans empty-handed.
After all, though 50 shows means approximately 750,000 tickets, 750,000 tickets most certainly did not go on sale due to pre-sales, VIP tickets, and ticket holdings — leaving, as Billboard highlighted, “tens of millions of fans trying to purchase what was probably less than 300,000 tickets available.”
So, yeah, pure pandemonium. And you can bet that pandemonium was expressed quite a bit on Twitter, after the tickets sold in just minutes.
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And when people tried other venues, such as StubHub, they didn’t get much luck, either.
There were a fortunate few who managed to snatch their prized possession.
Those who weren’t so lucky had lots of reactions, and none of them exactly good. After all, they just spent ages trying to get a ticket only to be snubbed by the Ticketmaster gods. There was anger. . .
— LadyLaLa (@oo0oLaLa) December 17, 2015
There was most certainly sorrow, because c’mon, it’s Adele we’re talking about here.
And some decided to get punny with their sorrow.
— Maggie Sage Hunter (@swaggie_hunter) December 17, 2015
Others were reminded of a certain *other* mean situation. . .
When fans who weren’t able to nab a ticket decided to see what they were going for online, they were greatly disappointed. Naturally, because people can be mean indeed, there were some people who bought tickets only to turn back around and sell them for hundreds, even thousands of dollars.
— Mahsa Payesteh (@mo0nbeam) December 17, 2015
Adele, breakin’ our hearts AND the Internet. One day, we’ll get to see you IRL. For now, we’ll just be insanely jealous of the people who managed to grab those tickets.
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