It was a tough week for Swifties last week fighting to get Eras Tour Tickets in Australia.
Millions of fans flooded Ticketek in hopes of securing a ticket and while many sadly missed one, there was one lucky Aussie who managed to beat the crowd and get a ticket!
… exciting except for the fact that she’d accidentally paid $10,000 for them… yikes.
Posting on TikTok, Georgia Rose painfully retold the story saying “Yes, I accidentally spent $10,000 on Taylor Swift tickets because I am a moron”.
Getting tickets for both her and her sister, Georgia had decided on the It’s Been A Long Time Coming Package via the AMEX VIP pre-sale, and as 10 am came around she’d opened 4 separate tabs, in hopes one of them would process.
As 10:04 am rolled around, all of Georgia’s tabs ended up refreshing and showing tickets (what I’d imagine winning the lotto would feel like tbh)
“I was assessing my tickets and the Ticketek timer is counting down. It gets to two minutes, I’m like, ‘ok, I’m gonna go with those tickets’ [and] crossed out of 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. We were only going for two tickets and that’s what I thought I had in my cart. So I go through the next steps, write in the CCV number and then click check out.”
But as the ‘processing your order’ wheel began to spin, Georgia’s heart sank.
“as the wheel is spinning to process the order I look in the background and it says $10,000. I froze. My heart literally stopped,”
Instead of ordering two VIP tickets, Georgia had managed to accidentally buy 8, adding up to $10,000 (as I said earlier…. yikes.)
Luckily for Georgia, her dad was a lot more understanding than I’d imagine mine to be when he got a message casually saying 10k had been charged to his card.
“My dad messages me and says ‘Hey, did you get in through the lounge? Someone charged $10,000 to Ticketek on the AMEX account.’”
Her dad said it was all good and told her they’d find people to sell the extra tickets to with Georgia already having friends and family keen to buy them.