As taylor swift era Travel continues across the countryFans are not letting Ticketmaster stop them from getting a glimpse of the sold-out show.
Swifties have taken over streets and parking lots near Eras Tour venues in order to sing along to their favorite songs without entering the stadium – an act that fans have deemed “Taylor-gating”.
Michaela Hogan, a fan who attended one of swift's Nashville concerts from a parking lot, told TODAY, “I bet Taylor heard double the voices she was expecting because we weren't in, even though We were singing inside.” segment which aired on 19 May.
The growing trend gives fans who didn't score a seat for the 52-night tour a chance to hear Swift's songs later. stuck ticket processing From Ticketmaster late last year.
fans faced outages and hour-long wait times As he tried to secure tickets for Swift's show on Ticketmaster in November, there was a national outcry.
ticketmaster said in a statement in November There was “historically unprecedented demand” for tickets during the pre-sale, and eventually canceled the normal on-sale for tickets.
Intense ticket company pulled over In a statement on his Instagram story at the time.
He said, “it's really difficult for me to trust an outside entity with these relationships and loyalties, and it's excruciating for me to just watch mistakes happen.” “I'm not going to make excuses for anyone because we asked them several times if they could handle this kind of demand and we were assured they could.”
But fans aren't letting the lack of tickets stop them from visiting concert venues across the country. In Glendale, Arizona, where Swift started the tour, officials said tourist traffic rivaled that of the Super Bowl.
“I want to cry, I want to throw up, and I want to faint,” said one fan of the Philadelphia Taylor-Gate atmosphere.
Fans are bringing snacks, drinks and even air mattresses to their tailgates, which cost far less than tickets being sold for thousands of dollars on ticket resale sites.
“Whole on the dance floor here — screaming, everything,” a fan in Philly told TODAY.
Some venues, like Massachusetts' Gillette Stadium, where Swift is performing May 19-21, only allow ticket holders to park, so fans are preparing to walk or ride to their teller-gates .
This article was originally published on TODAY.com