Steven Daglas (@sdaglas) January 07, 2013
Tickets to Obama's inaugural ball will cost $60. They will go on sale on a first-come, first-served basis tomorrow on Ticketmaster.—
Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) January 06, 2013
Alas, that didn’t happen. A Ticketmaster glitch sent out an email offering public Inaugural Ball tickets for sale a day early. The tickets then sold out, before they were even supposed to go on sale.
Ticketmaster apologizes for botching the inaugural ball ticket purchase process.—
Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) January 07, 2013
Ticketmaster’s apology did little to salve the pain of disappointed, squeeing Obama fans.
Ticketmaster crushed all my inaugural ball dreams!!!—
Naima P (@NaimaDC) January 07, 2013
Well, getting inaugural ball tickets today was a fail. Ah well, holding on to 2009 memories will have to do, I suppose.—
Chrisi West (@PittGirly) January 07, 2013
Has anyone tried 2 get tix 4 inaugural ball? Practically impossible. Ticketmaster screwed up-This is when hvg lots of $$$ wld come in handy!—
Nikki (@jrpaws) January 07, 2013
Inaugural ball ticket site officially closed after Ticketmaster screw up. Unclear if more tickets will be available tomorrow.—
Raf Sanchez (@rafsanchez) January 07, 2013
No. No, they aren’t available. From the official Inaugural website:
Ticketmaster gets an earful. Or, tweetful.
Good luck getting an answer on that one; they kind of have their glitch-ridden hands full right now. Wait! Perhaps this customer provided a much-needed “look over here” distraction.
The non-crushed take it in stride and provide some snark as only Twitter users can.
I like how the inaugural Committee tried to turn Inaugural Ball ticket purchasing into the Hunger Games.—
Tiffany (@msflowerstweets) January 07, 2013
I don't know why they put the Romney digital team in charge of inaugural ball tickets.—
Nu Wexler (@wexler) January 07, 2013
Is it just me, or is it really crass to raffle tickets to the inaugural ball? Like sticking a contribution envelope in a wedding invite.—
james wigderson (@jwigderson) January 07, 2013
Ticketmaster is attempting damage control on Twitter, and failing.
Oh, well. A follow-up mail. After the tickets were already sold out early.
Heh. It would be funny, if it wasn’t so frightening! There may be hope yet; perhaps more tickets for the pesky public will be offered, since they may come in handy now.
Unless, of course, Team Obama pulls the old “We totally meant to have a way smaller crowd.” Stay tuned!