An Australian woman has revealed she accidentally spent $10,000 on Taylor Swift tickets ahead of the superstar’s “Eras Tour.”
The “All Too Well” singer’s Aussie leg of the tour will take place from Feb. 16 until Feb. 26.
Swift will perform her almost-three hour set at Sydney’s Accord Stadium and Melbourne’s MCG to thousands of screaming fans.
And when tickets went on sale this week, millions of fans battled to score one of the 630,000 tickets released, setting a new national record for online demand.
On Monday, Georgia Rose logged on for the American Express VIP package pre-sale, which range in price from $349.90 to an eye-watering $1249.90.
The so-called “Swiftie” was hoping to get the most expensive package for her and her sister, which includes a reserved seated floor ticket, special merchandise, and perks including priority check-in and early venue entry.
But she made one crucial error which saw her dad’s credit card charged $10,000.
“I am a moron,” she said in a TikTok video.
She explained that her desperation for tickets combined with the chaos of the morning meant she didn’t realize how many tickets she had in her basket when she went to pay.
“If you tried for tickets or got tickets in the AMEX presale you know that it was a crazy morning,” Rose said.
“The site crashed, AMEX released a separate link, but only on Facebook and Twitter, and like just before the tickets were going on sale at 10am.”
The fan said the process was so stressful that she was “literally shaking,” having descended into “full drama queen vibes.”
“I had four windows open, I was not expecting to get tickets in any of them,” she explained.
“It hits 10 a.m., nothing’s happening, it was literally just that cursed Ticketek lounge ticking over and over and over.”
The Ticketek lounge is a digital waiting room potential purchasers must stay in before they are able to buy available tickets.
“10.04 a.m. comes around and tickets ended up showing up in all of them so I was assessing my tickets and the Ticketek timer is counting down,” she said.
“It gets to two minutes, I’m like okay, I’m going to go with those tickets, (closed) all the other windows.”
“At this point I’m not signed into Ticketek, I’ve crossed out of all the windows that I don’t want the tickets from.” she added.
Rose said she was only looking to purchase two tickets, which is what she thought was in her cart.
She was wrong.
“So I go through the next steps, write in the CVV number, and then click check out and as the wheel is spinning to process the order I look in the background and it says $10,000,” she shared.
“I froze, my heart literally stopped. Next minute I’m hyperventilating, literally sobbing, (and) my dad messages me and says, ‘Hey, did you get in through the lounge, um, someone charged $10,000 to Ticketek on the AMEX account’.”
She had accidentally bought eight VIP packages as she had been looking for tickets in Sydney and Melbourne.
Rose says she ultimately got it all sorted out, saying “my dad was fine, ‘he’s like it’s fine, we’ll find people to sell the tickets to.’”
Rose says she and her sister still have tickets and were granted VIP access, but noted that she was selling some of the excess tickets to “friends and family that missed out.”