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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.

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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.

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

Omg Ticketmaster pulled a "hut, hut, sack" on Inauguration tickets... Apparently the email they sent was a test one... But all tix are gone-- Lola 2 Necklace

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.-- Sarah Lichtor

Someone's getting fired tonight. #Ticketmaster #Inauguration

Someone's getting fired tonight. #Ticketmaster #Inauguration-- Tim Hwang

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

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

Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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