News around the “Nothing New” singer’s first stadium tour in half a decade has generally been a bit bleak; Ticket sales for the tour were derailed following Ticketmaster’s poor handling of high-demand sales.
Lawmakers across the United States called for and opened investigations into Ticketmaster and its parent company, Live Nation, resulting in multiple lawsuits.
However, headlines about The Eras Tour are entering happier horizons as Swift and her fans prepare for its kick-off in a little over two weeks!
‘Swifties’ on TikTok have been doing what they do best, as they’ve begun gathering clues surrounding Hulu’s reported plans to carry some form of Eras Tour-related media!
TikToker @thethriftyswiftie got to the bottom of the reports and rounded up the info that Swifties know so far.
Before we take a look into how the streaming service plans to commemorate Swift’s highly-anticipated tour, let’s look back at the myriad of headlines pertaining to one of the most-discussed stadium tours in recent history!
Ticketmaster Was Sued By ‘Swifties’ In December
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Not quite a month after tickets for The Eras Tour went on sale, the “Bejeweled” singer’s fanbase sued Ticketmaster.
According to The Blast’s report, Swifties sued the ticket giant, “accusing them of misrepresenting their services and colliding with scalpers for their own profit.”
The lawsuit was filed by over two dozen of Swift’s fans in Los Angeles and was 33 pages long.
One prospective attendee involved in the lawsuit detailed her experience trying to obtain tickets. Julie Barfuss shared her experience on Twitter, reposting a TikTok she had made detailing her experience.
Barfuss’ efforts to obtain tickets would total over $10,000, and she was ultimately still unable to buy tickets, as our report also details. Barfuss would offer further insight into her story for The Post.
“I feel like Ticketmaster completely screwed up on this one,” she told the publication. “I did everything the way they asked. I was a verified fan. I followed their instructions, I logged on early, using my laptop (not a mobile device), waiting A LONG time… FINALLY got tickets in my cart, only to have the site crash, got thrown back into the queue, could not get a transaction to go through,” Barfuss went on to detail.
The lawsuit asks for the court to slap Ticketmaster with “$2,500 per violation, in addition to reclaiming the costs incurred during the suit and any other form of relief as deemed by the court.”
How Will ‘Swifties’ Be Able To Get Access To ‘The Eras Tour’ From The Comfort Of Their Couch?
Needless to say, there are countless Swifties unable to attend the Eras Tour in person. Not to worry, Hulu will come to the rescue!
In @thethirftyswiftie’s TikTok, she shows screenshots of Hulu’s entry pertaining to The Eras Tour media which is set to premiere on March 14th. She also shares the media will be a TV series!
The series will include five episodes, with the first two dropping on the 14th, and the last three released two days later.
“This would mean she is not necessarily letting us watch ‘The Eras Tour’ live,” @thethrifyswiftie speculates, “but they could also add more episodes to this, so there could be more content upcoming, and right now it looks like this is going to be some type of summary to get us excited for ‘The Eras Tour,’ which is so cool!,” she continues.
“It also does say ‘hits from all of her eras,’ which I find fascinating because that would mean she’s speaking about, or playing hits from eras that she doesn’t own yet, unless, of course, she announces that she owns some of those eras,” @thethriftyswiftie goes on to say,” “or announces ‘Taylor’s Versions’ from some of those eras! This is so ‘suss’ but I’m so excited,” she concludes the TikTok.
Whispers pertaining to Hulu’s upcoming series about The Eras Tour were also aflutter on Twitter!
Swift’s fan account The Swift Society tweeted, “It seems like it will be some performances from previous Eras to get fans excited for the tour, according to the description.”
A number of fans were skeptical about what the programming could turn out to be.
“you guys… all the channels play music videos and that is all it is,” a Swiftie tweeted. “this is nothing new just compilations of her music videos.”
“that comes out before the tour even starts,” another Swiftie writes. “that’s def just a bunch of mvs because it’s from vevo pop not hulu.”
“I DON’T UNDERSTAND, BUT I’LL BE WATCHING,” an excited Swiftie tweeted.
“bruh i’m trying to sleep man,” a sleepy Swiftie wrote, “i’ll be excited in the morning.”
The mystery of Hulu’s nod to The Eras Tour will be solved on March 14th!