After pissing off an angry mob of Swifties, enraging an army of BTS fans, and poking the Beyhive, Ticketmaster is now brewing a huge fight against the European continent as Eurovision fans wanting to secure their ticket are met with crashes and server errors on the competition’s ticket selling event.
The 2023 Eurovision Song Contest is taking place this year at the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool, United Kingdom, after Ukraine, the supposed host country of this year, bequeathed the responsibility to the first runner-up because of constraints in their capability to host the competition.
The Eurovision Song Contest ticket selling started last Mar. 9, 2023, British time. As it was expected to rake in thousands of fans in Europe hoping to see the highly-anticipated music event, they were met with long queues and server crashes.
Among the issues encountered by fans trying to get their Eurovision tickets were being kicked out of hours-long queues because of inactivity, and others received errors when they were already paying for their tickets on their carts. (via The Washington Post)
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Eurovision 2023 Tickets Issue
“Tried for over an hour to book Eurovision tickets. Attempting to join queues which wouldn’t let you join & waiting in 4 different queues to eventually be kicked out when number 1 in queue. Complete chaos and I understand why so many are frustrated,” a user complained.
“Ticketmaster giving me the old ‘internal server error 500’ on this fine Eurovision Ticket day, who could have possibly foretold anything going wrong?” another shared.
Meanwhile, according to the BBC, the tickets for the final day of the competition sold out in a matter of 90 minutes, describing the demand for the Eurovision tickets were “extremely high.”
Ticketmaster debunked the crash reports and complaints of fans online, claiming that the website did not crash during the ticket selling. (via NBC News)
“Rather a very small number of fans experienced issues accessing the queue. Ticket sales were unaffected, and thousands of fans secured their seats for the Eurovision Song Contest, which is now sold out.”
Tickets for #Eurovision2023 have now sold out. Fans still wanting to purchase tickets should keep an eye on Ticketmaster’s fan-to-fan resale if tickets become available.
— ticketmasteruk (@TicketmasterUK) March 7, 2023
The ticketing giant is under the microscope by the US Senate and Department of Justice because of the disastrous Taylor Swift “The Eras” Tour fan presale last year. Its merger with Live Nation is also being investigated because of the monopolistic tendencies that have affected the live music industry in the United States.
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