There was a Ticketmaster hearing on Capitol Hill on Tuesday to review the shady policies used by Live Nation that prevented hundreds of thousands of people from buying tickets to see pop star Taylor Swift.
Ticketmaster’s reputation has never been worse.
From Roll Call:
Live Nation drew the ire of thousands of Swift fans in the fall, after its website crashed when tickets for Swift’s “Eras” tour went on sale. Swifties also decried huge swings in the tickets’ prices and painfully long wait times. A similar debacle afflicted ticket sales for a Bad Bunny concert in Mexico City. As Swift apologized to fans, Congress swore to hold hearings, and on Tuesday the Senate Judiciary Committee held the first.
Senators used the opportunity to use Swift’s references seemingly wherever they could —and Twitter users couldn’t get enough of the hearing; “this has me rolling,” one user wrote.
Read the reactions below —both sides of the aisle get in on it.
“To have a strong capitalist system, you have to have competition. You can’t have too much consolidation,” Sen. Klobuchar says of Ticketmaster.
“Something that unfortunately for this country—as an ode to Taylor Swift, I will say—we know all too well.” https://t.co/PE451AFhPO pic.twitter.com/o0vJ2YHExY
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) January 24, 2023
This Ticketmaster hearing is taking me out. All these grown senators using Taylor Swift lyrics in their arguments is everything I didn’t know I needed. ? pic.twitter.com/r7FYRfz15R
— Perla ??♀️ (@MexicanFairyy) January 24, 2023
This has me rolling. The Karma quote during the Ticketmaster hearing ?? #TaylorSwiftTheErasTour pic.twitter.com/LGiCybEuxl
— Gabe Kanae (@GabeKanae) January 24, 2023
HE JUST SAID TICKETMASTER IS A NIGHTMARE DRESSED LIKE A DAY DREAM YALL IM FUCKING GAGGINGGGG SENND THE POLICE LMFAOOO pic.twitter.com/8TKXaASllJ
— Gina ? ✨IS SEEING TAYLOR NASHVILLE NIGHT3 SEC A (@whatamind13) January 24, 2023
This literally so funny. Ticketmaster shaking when republicans and democrats are united in this
“I’m the problem, it’s me” ? pic.twitter.com/6IDJ4Po5VP
— Alicia (@Sleeecy) January 24, 2023
all the senators at this ticketmaster hearing after they drop a taylor swift lyric in the middle of their arguments pic.twitter.com/0A4X0meNrM
— zoë begins ? (@filmsbyzoe) January 24, 2023
More over at The Daily Wire:
Twitter Loses It Over Senators Quoting Taylor Swift Songs At Ticketmaster Hearing https://t.co/OsLgBvZs9G
— mzee26 ?? ?? (@mzee26) January 24, 2023