Taylor Swift sold out nationally, with millions of Australians still yet to win tickets to the singer’s history-making Era Tour.
With the joint ticket sale on Friday being their last chanceSwifties are more determined than ever, scouring the internet for tips to make sure they don’t miss out after two tough pre-sales earlier this week.
9Honey Celebrity has decided to ease the burden on dedicated fans by seeking some inside information directly from Ticketek.
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After the pre-sale, Swifties will great length to secure tickets – using multiple devices and signing in hours earlier, locking themselves in conference rooms and blocking work schedules to ensure nothing distracts them from achieving their goals – we are here to help.
Here are some answers to fans’ burning questions about the ticketing process, ahead of the final ticket sale.
How does the Ticketek lounge work?
The mysterious world of the Ticketek lounge has intrigued fans curious to know all the quirks of the site.
However, a Ticketek spokesperson said there are no secret routes around the waiting area, nor are there any special tricks to get you in faster.
A spokesperson said: “Once inside the lounge and the sale has begun, the system will continuously check to see if there are any seats available for fans to purchase tickets to the event.
“Ticketek’s technology is Cloud-based and built on Amazon Web Services, using industry-leading technology.”
Should you sign in earlier to get your Taylor Swift ticket?
Many fans who missed out on pre-sale tickets shared their disappointment on social media, claiming that they visited the Ticketek page hours before the sale began.
However, a spokesperson told 9Honey that joining earlier does not maximize anyone’s chances of getting a ticket.
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They said: “The randomization begins after the sale begins, so it is not in the interest of fans to purchase a few hours in advance.
“We recommend fans sign in 15 minutes early so they’ll be ready when the sale starts.”
Is it better to use my data or Wi-Fi during the discount?
As competitive ticket buyers will know, getting a seat at one of the nation’s most exclusive deals can be a multi-device project.
Our spokesperson Ticketek had a little advice for this particular dilemma.
However, it seems reasonable to use Wi-Fi on some devices and data on others, as this can provide a backup connection in the event of a Wi-Fi failure.
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Should you open multiple browsers?
It’s unclear whether opening Ticketek’s multiple browsers will give fans a better chance of getting a seat.
However, the spokesperson noted that despite popular belief, browser refreshes are not helpful in the battle for tickets.
“Refreshing your browser does not increase your chances of getting a ticket,” they said.
Does it matter if I use a work computer?
We’ve all heard the claim that logging into Ticketek at work at the same time as your co-workers can reduce your chances of winning a ticket.
However, a spokesperson for Ticketek confirmed that if you’ve entered the site’s lounge, you’ve been verified as a fan (and not a bot).
This means that multiple people logging in from an office location can be verified as fans at the same time.
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How can I avoid ticket scams?
The last thing a fan wants after fighting and losing a ticket is to be fooled after they scan various group chats and websites for remaining tickets.
A spokesperson for Ticketek did not share any official advice on how to avoid scams, however, others have spoken out with tips to avoid being scammed.
Talking to Guard Choice spokesman Jarni Blakkarly warned that there are already ticketing websites that say they can guarantee tickets at inflated prices.
Blakkarly told the outlet: “The bigger the demand, the bigger the ticket size, the higher the price, the more people get ripped off.
“I’m sure these tickets will sell out in minutes when they go on sale and there will be thousands of fans who want tickets but can’t.”
Blakkarly told the publication of many instances in which desperate fans didn’t have tickets or went to venues with fake tickets, only to be turned away.
This makes the best option is to buy tickets directly through Ticketek.
If people are trying to find resale tickets, Blakkarly says that “really high prices, unrealistic promises of ticket delivery or front row seats” should be taken as warning signs.
While Melbourne fans have added protection from the Victorian government’s crackdown on the small-scale, Sydney fans need to be extra careful.
On Tuesday, Victoria’s minister for tourism, sport and major events, Steve Dimopoulos, announced the Melbourne concerts had been treated as a “major event”. This classification triggers a number of restrictions under state anti-speculation laws.
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The New South Wales Government has yet to confirm any anti-replication provisions, nor additional measures taken amid high demand for Swift tickets.
According to Frontier Touring’s website, tickets will only be accessible through Ticketek’s apps.
It also reports that the ticket barcode will activate just before the show and that no physical tickets will be made available to fans at the door.
How many tickets were sold on Friday?
A spokesperson for Ticketek has been tight-lipped about the exact number of tickets available for public sale, but we’ve tried to do some math.
Initially, 450,000 tickets were found – capacity for three Sydney shows at Accor Stadium was estimated at 250,000, while capacity for two Melbourne shows at the MCG was reported to be in line with 200,000 fans.
Since then, however, Swift has announced one more show in Melbourne and another in Sydney.
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With Accor Stadium capacity at around 83,500 and Melbourne Cricket Ground at 100,024 per show, it is expected that nearly 200,000 more tickets will reach fans during Friday’s sale.
The news arrived less than 24 hours later over four million fans were thrown into turmoil as they scrambled for less than 450,000 tickets.
While fighting for the final ticket, Ticketek assures us that fans will definitely not compete with bots.
The spokesperson noted: “We only allow genuine fans into the lounge for fair access.
“The security and safeguards we have in place will not allow bots to enter the lounge.”
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How much is the ticket to visit Eras?
With Swifties known to put their money, fares range from $79.90 to $379.90.
VIP packages start at $349.90 for the We Never Go Out of Style Bundle, which includes reserve tickets for E, and go up to $1,249.90 for the Long Time Package, which includes reserve tickets for A.
Will Taylor Swift Announce More Shows?
Due to ‘historical unprecedented demand’, the pop star has officially added two new performances to her Australian leg of The Eras Tour – one in Sydney and the other in Melbourne.
This brings her total number of shows to seven.
originally Love story singer performed two shows at the Melbourne Cricket Ground – one on 16 February 2024 and one on 17 February 2024 – but due to great demand, Swift added a third gig to be performed. takes place on February 18, 2024.
For Sydney fans, the singer will perform on February 26 at the Accor Stadium in Sydney, in addition to the previously announced February 23, 24 and 25 February performances. that’s hers.
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When are tickets on sale?
General sale tickets will go on sale on Ticketek at 10am AEST on Friday, June 30, for all Swift shows in Sydney, and at 2pm AEST on Friday, June 30, for all including her Melbourne shows.
Ticketek is expecting heavy traffic, previously confirmed 9Honey celebrities Monday’s exclusive Amex presale had 800,000 people on their website at 9:30 a.m., waiting to join the sale starting at 10 a.m.
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