Question Surround Launch of Taylor Swift’s “Errors” Tour


Taylor Swift in an undated photo released to announce her Errors Tour.

It might be hyperbole to say someone has “broken the internet” when they post something outrageous, but pop star Taylor Swift literally broke the internet earlier this week when tickets went on sale for her much-hyped Errors Tour.

The tickets went on sale at 9:00 a.m. eastern standard time, but millions of her fans eager to snap up the $250 tickets found many obstacles in their way. Within 20 minutes, the internet was broken.

“I stayed home from school so I could keep refreshing my computer browser and be first in line to get tickets,” said freshman Lulu Lemon. “I really wanted to get tickets to the Nashville, North Carolina show, but I couldn’t find that city on the list of dates. There was a Nashville, Tennessee show but that’s not on the Errors Tour announcement.”

ELA teacher Kate Wilkins experienced similar frustration.

“I wanted to go to the opening night of the tour that they announced will be in Seattle, Arizona,” said Wilkins. “But there weren’t any tickets available – or even that city – listed on Ticketmaster.”

Wilkins eventually did get a pair of tickets to a Taylor Swift show in Springfield, but after purchasing them wondered what state that was in.

Sophomore Hydra Flask was lucky to get tickets to a show in Chicago, Nebraska, but questioned if she had done the right thing when she printed her tickets.

“I was so excited to get tickets because many of my friends couldn’t get through because the tour’s website told people to log on to,” said Flask recently. “But I mistakenly put dot com and got through. Then when I printed my tickets, they say they are for Tyler Swift. Who’s that?”

A similar predicament befell senior Wandrin Hall. “My tickets – that my dad paid over $1,000 for – are for October 12, 1992,” she said through tears. ” I wasn’t even born for that show!”

After hours of problems and tens of thousands of complaints from fans Taylor Swift announced she would add new dates to the Errors Tour: February 30 and 31 in Orlando, North Dakota and Smarch 1 in Denver, Virginia.

“I’m hoping to get tickets somehow for the February 31 show,” said freshman Visco A. Count. “According to the Errors Tour website, Prince is opening for Taylor that night.”

Regardless of whether fans get tickets or not – or whether announced cities exist or not – analysts predict the tour will break all records. 

“They somehow sold 2.3 million tickets for the show at the 21,000-seat Baltimore Arena, which was torn down three years ago,” said Guy Innasuit of music industry firm, ConcertsUSA. “Taylor stands to make more money of this tour than holographic Tupac made on his last three albums.”