SINGAPORE — On Wednesday (5 Jul), presale tickets for Taylor Swift’s The Eras Tour in Singapore sold out within just three hours due to exceptionally high demand, with over 1.4 million fans queued online.
However, Swifties who received an access code from Ticketmaster still have a chance to try their luck with the General On-sale starting on Friday (7 Jul) at 12 pm Singapore time.
Tickets will be available both online on Ticketmaster and physically at SingPost outlets islandwide. Swifties with access code to buy tickets at any of the 55 Singapore Post outlets during the general sale period.
Out of curiosity, Goh Yong Wei, a TikTok content creator, decided to monitor whether any Swifties had begun queuing up at SingPost outlets as early as 3 am on Thursday (6 Jul), two days before the start of the General On-sale for Taylor Swift concert tickets on Friday.
In a recently uploaded video, Yong Wei, who is also the president of the National Delivery Champions Association, went with his friends to conduct an ‘inspection’ at several SingPost outlets across Singapore.
To his surprise, some fans were already camping outside the SingPost office at the Whampoa Community Club.
Additionally, people had begun queuing up outside the SingPost outlet at Bishan Community Club, with some fans even seen lying down on the floor.
By 4 am, Mr. Goh and his friends spotted more Swifties queuing up at the SingPost branch on Lim Ah Pin Road. The fans used umbrellas as makeshift shelters while waiting in line.
Mr. Goh also mentioned a less crowded outlet, such as the SingPost – Macpherson Road Branch at Lorong Bakar Batu, where there were no queues as of 3 am. With an adjacent Esso Petrol station, Mr. Goh believed it could provide convenience for Swifties, including access to toilets and snacks.
In conclusion, Mr. Goh observed that the most crowded SingPost outlets as of Thursday morning were located at Bishan CC and Lim Ah Pin Road.
Don’t forget about your personal safety, Goh reminds Swifties
While Swifties display their passion for securing concert tickets, Mr. Goh emphasised the importance of ensuring their own safety.
“If you’re a girl, please don’t go and queue alone, please go with a group or with a guy friend.”
“And you can see from my video, some of the places are quite ‘ulu’ (remote) and dark, things might go missing if you were to fall asleep while queuing.”
He also reminded everyone that as time passes, the queues are likely to grow exponentially, making staying at home and purchasing tickets online a viable alternative.
“Remember to keep your safety as number one priority, ” he said, urging Swifties to take care of their health despite their dedication to obtaining tickets.
According to The Straits Times, hardcore fans, including a Polytechnic student, arrived at Lim Ah Pin Post as early as 10:30 pm on Wednesday. A 21-year-old undergraduate managed to secure her spot in the queue at 3:45 pm.
To prepare for the two-night stay, the group brought picnic mats, foldable camping chairs, umbrellas, portable chargers, and snacks.
These fans ruled out using the Ticketmaster ticketing platform because it “usually crashes and doesn’t handle a huge volume well.”
Scalper marked up Taylor Swift concert ticket by up to 10 times
Meanwhile, scalpers have taken advantage of the high demand for Taylor Swift concert tickets, listing them on Carousell at significantly inflated prices.
Some are even selling Cat 1 tickets for Swift’s “The Eras Tour” at prices ranging from S$480 to over S$3,000, marking up the original ticket price of S$348.
In one instance, a scalper put up two VIP packages on Carousell for an exorbitant price of S$10,288. The seller also requested a deposit of $2,000 per ticket before showing proof of the ticket’s legitimacy.
The concert organizer has already issued a warning that tickets purchased from unauthorized sources, including online auction sites, will not be valid for admission.
Furthermore, the resale of tickets renders them invalid and may result in refusal of entry.