How to prepare for the Taylor Swift Eras Tour Ticketmaster sale
New York, New York - It's crunch time for Swifties as Ticketmaster gears up to host the Verified Fan Presale for Taylor Swift's The Eras Tour.
The highly-anticipated concert series will mark the 32-year-old's first tour since 2018.
The 52-show stadium tour will take fans on a journey through Swift's many album eras. Special guests joining the singer on tour include Phoebe Bridgers, Gracie Abrams, HAIM, and girl in red.
Swift's tour announcement led to such crazy traffic that Ticketmaster crashed during the registration for the presale.
The Verified Fan presale is set to launch on Tuesday morning at 10 AM local venue time.
While Swifties continue frantically refreshing their emails for their highly-coveted presale code, TAG24 has some handy tips for the lucky fans participating in the presale.
Ticketmaster tip 1: Add your payment information to your account before the sale
Before the sale even begins, be sure to add your payment information to your Ticketmaster account.
By doing so, you won't have to scramble to enter your credit card details while the frenzy of the sale is going on.
Also, be sure to communicate with your group and ensure that there is an agreed-upon budget so that you don't have to deliberate while the sale is going on.
With the insane ticket demand that this tour is expecting, you can't waste a single second!
Ticketmaster tip 2: Familiarize yourself with the seating chart ahead of time
Tickets will be flying off the site left and right once the sale begins, so you won't want to waste any time deciding where to sit.
The Eras Tour seating charts can be found on Ticketmaster now. Double-check your specific venue to ensure the chart is accurate!
It's also worth checking out sites like A View from my Seat, which provides users with photos fans have taken from different spots in the stadium at past events to give you a sense of what your view will look like.
Familiarize yourself with the seating chart and decide which sections would be your top picks so you're more prepared for the sale.
Ticketmaster tip 3: Enter the queue 10 minutes before the sale begins
You'll want to make sure that you enter the waiting room before the sale kicks off.
The Verified Fan Presale will begin at 10 AM local venue time, so it's best to hop online by 9:50 AM, per Ticketmaster's advice.
This will help to ensure you have the best chance of getting to the front of the queue as early as possible.
Make sure you have a strong and reliable internet connection before you sign on!
Ticketmaster tip 4: Don't refresh once you're in the queue!
This one can't be overemphasized, given the bad advice out there.
Once you're finally in the queue, do NOT refresh the page!
The number of people in front of you will continue to go down until you are moved to the sale.
Ticketmaster will automatically move you to the sale, so once the number goes all the way down, you don't need to refresh manually.
Be extra careful with this one, as refreshing while you're still in the queue can cause you to lose your spot completely!
Ticketmaster tip 5: Stick to just one Ticketmaster tab
Sticking with the theme of bad advice circulating on the internet, here's something else to avoid.
Don't have more than one Ticketmaster tab open at a time during the sale!
While this may seem like a sneaky hack, you'll automatically get kicked out of the queue if you attempt to open the site in another tab.
Use the device with the best connection to the internet, but don't use more than one.
Good luck, Swifties!
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