The only thing in higher demand than Adele’s album is a ticket to her tour.
But hopeful attendees were left in a virtual queue for up to 2 and a half hours this morning, causing Twitter to have what can only be described as an enormous, collective meltdown.
Some lashed out at their peers…
— Ashleigh Yeo (@ashleigh_yeo) December 1, 2015
Others pointed their frustration to ticket provider Songkick…
— essentialcandi (@essentialcandi) December 1, 2015
Plenty of people seized the opportunity to make Adele related puns…
25 isn't the name of the album, it's the number of hours you have to queue for #adeletickets
— Andrew Blakeley (@ABlakeley) December 1, 2015
Whilst one Twitter user in particular spent her time queuing to get creative…
— Dobbs (@iamdobbs) December 1, 2015
However, those who didn’t manage to get tickets may not want to turn to resale sites. Adele’s press release regarding the tour made it very clear that touting will not be tolerated, meaning the tickets could end up invalid and moreover, do you genuinely have £1000 in your back pocket?
On top of that, the BBC has received complaints of security breaches, with one concert goer complaining: “I got through to buying tickets but it came up with someone else’s screen with their card details & home address.” Needless to say, that’s not brilliant news for anyone involved, including ticket provider, live music and technology firm Songkick who stated:
“Due to extreme load experienced this morning, some of our customers were incorrectly able to preview limited account information belonging to other customers.
“There’s no evidence that this included credit card numbers or passwords. We take the privacy of our users very seriously, and we’re looking further into the matter to ensure it doesn’t happen again.”
All things considered, not an overwhelmingly successful morning.