Skip to comments.Taylor Swift Ticketing Mess Could Drive Political Engagement
Posted on 11/22/2022 9:19:07 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
Some of Taylor Swift’s fans want you to know three things: They’re not still 16, they have careers and resources and, right now, they’re angry. That’s a powerful political motivator, researchers say.
Look what Ticketmaster made them do.
It started Nov. 15, when millions crowded a presale for Swift’s long-awaited Eras Tour, resulting in crashes, prolonged waits and frantic purchases. By Thursday, Ticketmaster had canceled the general sale, citing insufficient remaining tickets and inciting a firestorm of outrage from fans. Swift herself said the ordeal “really pisses me off.”
Ticketmaster apologized but the bad blood had already been sowed. And now fans — and politicians — have started acting on it.
U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez directed Swifties to where they could make U.S. Department of Justice complaints. Multiple state attorneys general — including in Pennsylvania and Tennessee, key states in Swift’s origin story — have announced investigations.
Stephanie Aly, a New York-based professional who has worked on community organizing for progressive politics, for years has thought mobilizing fandoms for social progress could be beneficial. “Fandoms are natural organizers,” said the 33-year-old Swiftie. “If you find the right issues and you activate them and engage them then you can effect real change.”
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I get up every morning anxious to check if the maniac warmongers have blown up a chunk of the planet yet and THIS is the news?
Just amazing & this crap is a government priority!?!?
I’ve never liked the term ‘music industry’, but Taylor Swift is a perfect example of a manufactured product.
That’s nothing, just imagine trying to get Rolling Stones concert tickets in about 1974 or so.
Led Zeppelin sold out huge venues, I saw then at the Forum in LA and it was packed
So are these 50 screechers:
Consumer protection law in the U.S. is very weak, but rather than talking about abuses by big banks, the lefties are upset about a computer glitch for concert tickets. They never get it.
The community organizers are so efficient at fabricating votes, maybe they can succeed as well at fabricating concert tickets as they do at ballots
I don’t know how or why, but Somehow, someway, this is Trump’s fault. Just you wait....................
"Stephanie Aly, a New York-based professional who has worked on community organizing for progressive politics, for years has thought mobilizing fandoms for social progress could be beneficial. “Fandoms are natural organizers,” said the 33-year-old Swiftie. “If you find the right issues and you activate them and engage them then you can effect real change.”
"For Swifties, the ire for Ticketmaster is not just about a ticket: “It’s the fact that you can’t participate in your community and your fandom and it’s part of your identity,” Nisbett said."
“It’s not just about getting vengeance for Swifties. It’s not about getting an extra million Taylor Swift fans tickets, or all of us going to a secret session,” said Jordan Burger, 28, who is using his law background to help the cause. “It’s about fundamental equality. And when you have a monopolist like that, it’s just so representative of the class structure of a society where there isn’t equality anymore, there isn’t fairness.”
It's one of the few things the federal government legitimately needs to be involved in because it involves sales of tickets across state lines for venues in different states.
It involves a monopoly as well as potential fraud where tickets are not sold to actual customers but to resellers.
White suburban women are hardest hit so of course it's a government priority.
Now, its been twelve years since I sold my soul to the devil in L.A.
He said sign your name here on the dotted line and your songs, they all will play
He set up shop on Sunset, he put me up at the Marquis
He said “you want to sell a million records boy, you better listen to me”
He said “change your style, whiten your smile, you can lose a couple of pounds
If you want to live this life, you better lose that wife, do you need your friends around?”
And I said, no, that’s not me
Cause the biggest things in life are your friends and family
Nothing ever changes.
If this is true, why aren't the little wimpy pimps and pimpettes making payments on their college loans? They can buy Swifty's CDs. They don't need to pay 2000 to 4000 bucks to go to a concert.
Yes but you didnt need to pay 10000% markup from a scalper lol
Still, 'music industry'.
Like legalizing pot.
I’m probably going against the general American audience here, but Taylor Swift “really pisses me off.”
Someone send this Diva a get well soon card.
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