D’oh.

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’s apology did little to salve the pain of disappointed, squeeing Obama fans.

https://twitter.com/maxsanem/status/288333841972740096

Oh, honey.

https://twitter.com/msemilyjane/status/288092758625882112

No. No, they aren’t available. From the official Inaugural website:

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Ticketmaster gets an earful. Or, tweetful.

Conspiracy!

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.

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!

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