Followers of Taylor Swift and Beyoncé have taken to social media to hit out on the “obstructed view” tickets supplied at each their respective excursions.
At the moment, each pop stars are embarking on tour dates across the US – with Swift wrapping up the North American leg of her ‘Eras’ tour, and Beyoncé enjoying the remaining exhibits listed for her ‘Renaissance’ world tour.
Already, each excursions are set to turn into a few of the highest-grossing of all time. This comes as a report by Forbes earlier this yr predicted that ‘Renaissance’ may gross between $275million and $2.4billion from tickets alone by the point it ends in September, with ‘Eras’ anticipated to herald $1.9billion.
Nonetheless, some followers have been left lower than impressed with the “listen only” and “obstructed view” tickets on supply for the dwell exhibits. These tickets are marked as having partially obstructed views on account of their location within the venue and are often supplied at a cheaper price level than others.
Regardless of this, some have been fast to argue that they’re nonetheless being charged an excessive amount of for these seats, particularly as in some instances they’re unable to see the levels in any respect.
As reported by The Impartial, some followers have defined that they spent round $50 (£38) on “obstructed view” seats at Swift’s current exhibits, solely to find that the seats have been positioned instantly behind the principle stage and so they may solely see the singer when she walked out onto the walkway.
“You could only get last minute obstructed view tickets but it’s worth it to see the cleaning cart and to say bye to Taylor,” one wrote, sharing the view she had at one among Swift’s current exhibits. One other commented: “I was so close to buying tickets until my sister shot them down because they were literally behind the screen.”
There aren’t any unhealthy seats at The Eras Tour! Had extra enjoyable right here than on the ground at Glendale evening 1. #taylorswift #erastour #taylornation #swifttok #minneapoliststheerastour
♬ authentic sound – Anna
One other took to Twitter (X), to share their view of Beyoncé’s live performance, saying that they have been “so disappointed” after getting that view of the stage after paying for flooring tickets. Additionally they claimed that they weren’t informed that the view can be obstructed once they purchased the tickets.
“Not me getting floor tickets to Beyonce and this monstrous thing is in my way… TF so disappointed. It did not say obstructed view.”
One additionally highlighted how a few of the obstructed tickets have been being made obtainable on resale websites, and re-priced at over $700 (£552) every.
Not me getting flooring tickets to Beyonce and this monstrous factor is in my method… TF so disillusioned. It didn’t say obstructed view pic.twitter.com/FuJZWLdwYq
— Sachelle Reed (@SachelleOnAir) July 18, 2023
Taylor swifts enjoying right here within the bay tonight and tomorrow and StubHub has tickets at $700 for an obstructed view lmfao pic.twitter.com/YJOer4X0do
— kat (@katlin177) July 28, 2023
“Disappointed to encounter the same issue at the Beyonce concert. Their website clearly promises marked tickets for restricted views, but ours weren’t! #TicketingTroubles @TMFanSupport pic.twitter.com/f8nLRUgJwq
— Indyss1 (@indysandhu_indy) July 11, 2023
This isn’t the primary time that followers have been left unimpressed with regards to getting tickets to see the pop stars performing dwell. Final month, it was reported that Ticketmaster France was pressured to halt ticket gross sales for Swift’s tour dates following points on the positioning and excessive demand.
Moreover, final yr, Ticketmaster US confirmed its web site skilled “historically unprecedented demand” for tickets to the North American leg the ‘Eras’ tour.
Followers complained on social media of prolonged wait instances and web site outages when pre-sale tickets went on sale and it was reported that shortly after the sale, some have been re-listed on websites akin to StubHub for as a lot as $22,700 (£19,100) every.