Taylor Swift Fans Banned Ticketmaster More Than 5,000 Times

Taylor Swift may sing “I’m the problem, it’s me,” but her rabid fans have a real problem with Ticketmaster.

Pre-sales for Taylor Swift’s “The Eras Tour” went on sale this morning in select cities, causing Ticketmaster’s website to crash more than 5,000 times by 2 p.m., according to Downdetector.com.

Ticketmaster initially denied it had any problems with its site, telling CNN that “the site is not down” and “people are actively buying tickets.”

But later in the afternoon, the ticketing giant admitted to being overwhelmed by the tsunami of Taylor Swift tickets. In a statement on TwitterTicketmaster said that “there has been historically unprecedented demand with millions showing up to buy TaylorSwiftTix pre-sale tickets.”

Ticketmaster asked ticket buyers, many stuck in hours-long queues, to “please wait,” prompting some bad blood among fans.

Even the politicians piled on.

In an apparent dig at Ticketmaster, White House chief of staff Ronald Klain bragged that even the government loan forgiveness site was superior.

Ticketmaster makes changes

Late in the afternoon, Ticketmaster responded to the onslaught, moving its West Coast sales in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Santa Clara and Seattle, originally scheduled for 10 a.m. PST, to 3 p.m. from Pacific).

It also moved the Capital One pre-sale from Tuesday to Wednesday, November 16 at 2 pm local time.

The US leg of “The Eras Tour” begins on March 18 at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, and ends on August 5 at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles.

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