Oops: Presidential Inaugural Committee, Ticketmaster Send Out Link To Buy Tickets Early

It’s unclear how many tickets were sold, or if any are still available. Tickets were set to go on sale tomorrow.

1. Anyone who signed up to receive tickets got this email saying tickets would go on sale on Monday.

2. Ticketmaster then sent out this link to people to purchase tickets.

Ticketmaster then sent out a third email apologizing and saying that some tickets were purchased earlier. Tickets are set to go on sale tomorrow.

3. If you log in, Tickermaster says tickets are sold out.

Lots of people were angry and disappointed.

So #ticketmaster kinda screwed up the whole #inauguration ball tickets thing. I guess they have four years to work on making it better.

— cdbishop21 (@Courtney Bishop)

Omg Ticketmaster pulled a "hut, hut, sack" on Inauguration tickets... Apparently the email they sent was a test one... But all tix are gone

— RatchetNerd (@Lola 2 Necklace)

Getting tickets to the inaugural ball is like getting a picture of Beyonce's wedding dress #inauguration

— RPMcBride85 (@RPM)

RT @JessLivMo: Tell me that Inauguration Tickets didn't sell out in six minutes? SIX MINUTES?!

— chipgoines (@chip goines)

Dear #Ticketmaster - Why won't you let me buy @obamainaugural tickets?!? Inauguration disaster 2.0. Purple tunnel of doom all over again

— joegoldman (@Joe Goldman)

Thanks @Ticketmaster! You continue to be a totally deplorable corporation. #Inauguration http://t.co/94phAcRl

— IAmTomorrow (@Pulin Modi)

So, I just got an email from #Ticketmaster & I can't reply. If I could, here's what I would say wrt inauguration fiasco: Drop dead, asshats.

— slichtor (@Sarah Lichtor)

Someone's getting fired tonight. #Ticketmaster #Inauguration

— timthwang (@Tim Hwang)

Still trying to get these tickets! Ticketmaster not making it easy! #inauguration #inauguralball #ticketmaster

— ArticStryker09 (@David White)

Update Ticketmaster comments: “While an e-mail indicating that Inaugural event tickets were available was sent earlier than planned, tickets to Inaugural events were sold per usual Ticketmaster process on a first come first serve basis. Everyone who purchased tickets for the Inaugural Ball and the Inaugural parade will receive their tickets.

We understand the disappointment people feel if they were unable to obtain tickets, but like all other popular events, demand was much greater than supply. Ticketmaster and PIC will continue to work closely to ensure everyone receives the latest ticketing information.”

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