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Taylor Swift Fans Joke That It’s Cheaper To Rent Your House Than To Get Tour Tickets


Taylor Swift fans joked online that it was cheaper to rent her apartment in New York than to buy tickets for her upcoming tour.

This week the Midnights The signer’s Cornelia Street townhouse has been listed on the market for rent for $45,000 a month.

In this combo image, Taylor Swift accepts an award on stage during the 2022 MTV Europe Music Awards held at the PSD Bank Dome on November 13, 2022 and Google grabs her former NYC Townhouse
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Tickets for the singer-songwriter’s Eras Tour went on presale on Tuesday, when huge demand for tickets locked fans in online queues and the Ticketmaster website went completely collapsed.

Currently, tickets are confined to the resale market, where tickets have been listed on sites like StubHub for over $76,000.

Hearing that Swift’s townhouse was available to rent, fans took to the internet to joke that it would be “cheaper than her tickets” to rent her townhouse.

One Twitter user wrote: “The real choice: Rent Taylor Swift’s New York townhouse for a month or buy two tickets to one of her concerts.”

“Good news Swifties,” another Twitter user announced. “For the resale price of her tour tickets that you will inevitably buy, you can just live in Taylor Swift’s townhouse for a month. Choose wisely.”

Fans were shocked by the ticket disaster, with one fan even calling the incident “my 9/11.” Despite this, some fans have revealed they have dropped huge sums on tickets to see their favorite singer.

Adrian Bossey is head of commercial and experience design at Falmouth University in the UK and was previously an artist manager whose clients included Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine.

He said Newsweek“Extremely popular artists like Taylor Swift often create a level of demand for tickets that is effectively impossible to meet due to limitations in venue capacity and artist availability. Hence the creation of a secondary market ticketing dynamics, which is itself still stimulated by individuals who try to buy tickets to resell them.

“If a fan pays the reported $22,700 for a Taylor Swift ticket, a third party siphons off tens of thousands of dollars that aren’t used to improve the concert experience for attendees — or even add to the roster fund. bucket by Taylor Swift While paying more doesn’t physically improve any part of the experience, it can give people who can afford the inflated prices a certain sense of satisfaction.

“High ticket prices further price in the growing inherent lack of inclusion at live concerts for big names by pricing in more potential attendees.”

Looking at resale prices reaching tens of thousands of dollars, many fans on Twitter seemed to agree that renting was a better value option. One commenter said: ‘Who needs Taylor Swift tickets when you can rent her place on Cornelia Street for an entire month for the same price.’

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