Taylor Swift - Midnights

26 fans have launched a lawsuit against Ticketmaster, in addition to the antitrust investigation by the department of justice.
The lawsuit: https://deadline.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/E383193070.pdf

Ticketmaster Sued By Taylor Swift Fans Over Ticketing Debacle
No Taylor? No peace!

A gaggle of Taylor Swift fans are suing Ticketmaster over its botched November 15 ticket sale for her Eras Tour.

The fans collective are suing the company for “fraud, price-fixing, and antitrust violations,” accusing it of “intentional deception” that allowed scalpers to buy most of the tickets.

Ticketmaster controls the primary ticket sales market, and has a stake in the secondary market as well. The lawsuit alleges they were “eager to allow” scalpers into the presale event in order to collect extra fees on resold tickets.

The lawsuit (read it here) contends that even if there was no intentional collusion, the company wasn’t prepared for the ticketing onslaught, an accusation Swift herself has made.

Named in the lawsuit is L.A. County, the location of Ticketmaster parent company Live Nation. The lawsuit asks for the court to hit the company with a civil fine of $2,500 per violation, which would add up to a substantial amount for a stadium show.

Ticketmaster apologized to Swift and fans after the presale, blaming an overwhelming surge and bot attacks for creating a massive demand. That activity locked out many fans that had registered and received special codes allowing ticket purchases. Additionally, the public ticket sale was canceled because of limited amounts of tickets left.

Swift claimed she was “assured” Ticketmaster could handle the expected high demand for tickets. She lamented that “It really pisses me off that a lot of (fans) feel like they went through several bear attacks to get them.”

Ticketmaster claimed that more than 3.5 million people registered for the presale, the largest registration in history.

The fans:
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Finally got around to listening to the Bleachers remix of Anti-Hero and the instrumentation is so gorgeous? If it had Taylor's full second verse and no Jack (...I can tolerate perhaps that "Taylor you'll be fine" adlib) this would be the definitive version of the song. Obsessed with the twinkle of it!
 


Sam Bankman-Fried’s FTX reached the late stages of negotiating a sponsorship deal worth more than $100mn with Taylor Swift, but talks with the pop star fizzled out just months before the exchange’s collapse in November.

The discussions included a ticketing arrangement with digital certificates known as non-fungible tokens from the record-breaking “Anti Hero” singer-songwriter, according to people familiar with the matter.

Icky that negotiations got that far, she is so lucky they didn’t go through with it. As it is you already know this will be mentioned big time in all the inevitable documentaries about this company.
 


Sam Bankman-Fried’s FTX reached the late stages of negotiating a sponsorship deal worth more than $100mn with Taylor Swift, but talks with the pop star fizzled out just months before the exchange’s collapse in November.

The discussions included a ticketing arrangement with digital certificates known as non-fungible tokens from the record-breaking “Anti Hero” singer-songwriter, according to people familiar with the matter.

Icky that negotiations got that far, she is so lucky they didn’t go through with it. As it is you already know this will be mentioned big time in all the inevitable documentaries about this company.


Nn I feel like once the company collapsed weeks later she would've inevitably had to scrap or significantly alter the tour. She/her team dodged a bullet.
 
She's directed 15 music videos now??

Kind of....she's done 5 full fledged videos by herself, and co-directed 4 others. The rest are homemade with home videos or behind the scenes clips

I'm Only Me When I'm With You
The Best Day
Mine (co-directed)
Delicate (Vertical Version)
Me! (co-directed)
You Need to Calm Down (co-directed)
Lover (co-directed)
Christmas Tree Farm
The Man
Cardigan
Cardigan (Cabin in Candlelight Version)
Willow
The Best Day (Taylor's Version)
Anti-Hero
Bejeweled


I do love the All Too Well Short Film behind the scenes video, it's fun seeing her in directing mode
 
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