Eurovision fans are complaining about 'absolute shambles' of ticketing process
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Fans attempting to get their hands on tickets for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool have described the ticketing process as an ‘absolute shambles’.
Now, with tickets on sale for the big night out in Liverpool, fans are struggling to get hold of them.
One person tweeted: “As predicted it's a total s*** show.
“Servers crashing and a queue that'll last longer than time left before the show.
“Would a ballot have been so difficult?"
Another said: “After 20 mins of "500 - Internal Server Error", I finally seem to be at the back of a very large Eurovision queue. "What a s*** show you are, Ticketmaster.”
A third wrote: “A complete shambles yet again courtesy of Ticketmaster. Avoid at all costs.”
While a fourth said: "Can't even join the bloody queue! This is an absolute SHAMBLES."
With many complaining about the size of the queue, which could be largely due to the fact that that the arena only holds 11,000 people and demand is likely to massively outstrip that, people have been reporting huge queues of ‘2000+’ waiting to get tickets for all the events.
One person even shared a hack that claims to show where you are in the queue by showing the screen, then right clicking to select ‘view page source’.
Upon doing so, the HTML view of the page opens up.
Then, scrolling through, the Twitter user discovered a part of the text that said ‘number of users in the queue ahead of you’ and discovered that there were apparently ‘4,929’ people ahead.
That’s a decent number more than 2,000, anyway.
And that number appears to be quite low too, as some reported even as many as 16,951 ahead of them.
There’s two semi-final events and the final, which means that there’s 33,000 tickets in total, across a load of price points.
Perhaps it’s just a matter of Eurovision being so popular that the demand has so drastically out-stripped the supply.
Either way, Eurovision is going to be full up this year.
LADbible has contacted Ticketmaster for a comment.