Today was a huge day for concert tickets sales, primarily those for the likes of Bruce Springsteen and Roger Waters. And as you might have guessed from the headline, all the people flocking to Ticketmaster to see their favorite acts in concert more or less shut the site down. It also had an impact on whether or not some fans could get the tickets they so desired, which Springsteen’s team recognized when they posted this message on his Facebook wall:
We know that many of you have been having trouble purchasing tickets through Ticketmaster’s website this morning. Here is an official update from them:
“We have been experiencing highly abnormal traffic patterns on our site this morning that have impacted the fan buying experience for some customers. We are investigating the source of the problem and are working to resolve it as quickly as possible, but tickets are selling so please stay patient. We will update fans as we know more.”
Pretty crazy. As Rolling Stone notes, tickets also went on sale for gigs by Florence + The Machine and newly reunited Pulp. Damn.