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:

tickets-closed

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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  • http://twitter.com/crazytas1 ricci

    let them eat cake………oh wait no ball to go to to eat the cake oh well maybe they can use their EBT cards at the local strip club to forget their sorrows

  • independentjones

    … and cue the headline spin in 3 … 2 … 1 …

    “Popular Prezzy sells out in record time!”

    “O so popular, needs two inaugurations!”

    … Smh!

    • GaryTheBrave

      No one knows this but . . . shhhh . . . there actually will be two inaugurations. One will be the fake public one and the other will be the real one with the real Obama but it’ll be done in a secret location out of public view. /snark

  • Rabid

    I shudder to think of what “gown” the “Obama Phone ” lady would wear…

    • patriot fan

      LMAO!

    • patriot fan

      LMAO!

  • HARP2

    Shoot……Now I will have to go with my second choice that day…….ROOT CANAL /S

  • Roseanne Nagle

    Did they use their EBT cards to pay?

  • BigBill

    Question, who buys a ticket to a freaking parade?

    • TomJB

      The same people who think there is only one inaugural ball. There are usually dozens hosted by various individuals and groups around DC. The President and First Lady then makes appearances at some of them.

    • TomJB

      The same people who think there is only one inaugural ball. There are usually dozens hosted by various individuals and groups around DC. The President and First Lady then makes appearances at some of them.

  • orringtonmom (D)

    what?! shafted?! how can that be in this obamian utopia?

  • massjim

    The Dems in general and Obama’s people in particular can’t organize a party, how can we expect them to run a country. Was this SNAFU Bush’s fault? I am sure Obama will try to blame him. Oh well, FORWARD, I guess.

  • Jack Deth

    It’s a con~speer~ay~see, says I!

    There have been articles in papers and on the web about hotels complaining that they are far from sold out for the Inaugural functions. Now, all of a sudden, Ticketrmaster has a “glitch” and ALL the tickets are sold out?

    Why do I think someone with a third grade education and a fat, tax funded paycheck came up with this ridiculous face saving solution?!!!

  • maplebob23

    How can people who cannot even be bothered to pay for their own birth control afford the Ticket Master surcharge? All these idiots crying can afford to pay no that they don’t have a frivolous Messiah tent revival to go to.

  • BeeKaaay

    Aww, all those bitter people clinging their Obama tickets.

  • brewerandpatriot

    I’m sure Bain Capital owns one-eigth of a company that once used TicketMaster to purchase tickets to a David Copperfield show in ’98. That evil Mitt Romney…

  • kssturgis62

    Isn’t it funny how they have NO money to pay for their Birth Control, but they have money for Inaugural Tickets. BLACK OUT YOUR TV DO NOT WATCH ANY OF THE EVENTS ON TV – He went from what 10 balls down to 2 HAHAHAHAHAHAHA and yet he won the election????? really I am to believe that.

    • RblDiver

      Maybe they can be let in the door without a ticket if they bring in a used condom?

  • http://www.4chan.org/pol La’Milton

    they dont want anyone there anyway

  • Edward Tiegs

    Obama sold us all out.

  • patriot fan

    lol i hope he gets the crowd he deserves!!! Maybe a melee will break out!

  • patriot fan

    lol i hope he gets the crowd he deserves!!! Maybe a melee will break out!

  • ImASassyBlonde

    Did you really think that there would be tickets for the masses? “See! We gave everyone a chance to attend!” Smoke and mirrors, people. Smoke and mirrors.

  • ImASassyBlonde

    Did you really think that there would be tickets for the masses? “See! We gave everyone a chance to attend!” Smoke and mirrors, people. Smoke and mirrors.