The New York Post gave Katy Perry reason to fire off some extra high kicks in morning cardio today, as it reports ticket sales for Taylor Swift’s upcoming concert dates have some believing Groupon is going to add another pop princess to its daily email blasts.
The new concert has noticeably jacked up prices and more sales gimmicks to make a usual TSwift ticket harder to come by, grumbled one fan:
“I paid $150 for my ticket with amazing seats for the 1989 tour. Now for the same seats I have to pay about $500.”
You realize you could fly on Spirit to Vegas, stay at a roach-infested downtown hotel, play the penny slots, and just watch a talented drag queen dressed as Taylor for less than even the 1989 tour prices, right? This hex Taylor has the Swifties under knows no limit!
Ticketmaster shows none of the 33 tour dates have sold out, even though tickets have been available to the general public since mid-December. By comparison, the 1989 album tour sold out within minutes, thought that’s probably from kiss ass Jaimie King buying them all in hopes she’d get invited to do one of Taylor’s next videos.
Even though Reputation sold over a million copies in its first week, Taylor & Co. decided that wasn’t enough. They used a Ticketmaster “Verified Fan” program that got renamed “Taylor Swift Tix” for the Greedy Greedy Good Goody Gumdrop and her performance. The process relied on certain “boosts” to give fans better seats. While some of the boosts were minorly annoying, like signing up for a mailing list to clog up your Gmail, others meant spending $50 for a t-shirt or $60 on a snake ring that looks like the one she wore in her “Look What You Made Me Do” video.
While fans got early access to the tix, they noticed better seats at lower costs became available when the sale opened to the general public days later. Billboard even estimates the process could boost sales by as much as $1.5 million per show, which might be necessary since fans note floor seats are still available and empty seats aren’t going to keep four-legged Meredith Grey and Olivia Benson’s Waterford glasses filled to the brim with Whiskas!