Taylor Swift’s opening act GAYLE reacts to Ticketmaster disaster
One of Taylor Swift’s “Eras Tour” opening acts GAYLE is reacting to last week’s Ticketmaster disaster.
When asked on Sunday what she would say to disappointed Swifties who were unable to purchase tickets due to “unprecedented demand,” the “abcdefu” singer replied, “I love you and thank you for possibly being a fan of me.
“And hopefully, you can watch over the internet,” the 18-year-old told Entertainment Tonight on the American Music Awards red carpet.
GAYLE’s statement comes two days after Swift, 32, thanked her fans via Instagram Stories for “wanting to be” at the “Eras Tour.”
The Grammy winner wrote that she was “pissed off,” comparing the Ticketmaster fiasco, which led to the cancellation of the public sale, to “several bear attacks.”
“It’s really difficult for me to trust an outside entity with these relationships and loyalties, and excruciating for me to just watch mistakes happen with no recourse,” the songwriter added.
“I’m not going to make excuses for anyone because we asked them, multiple times, if they could handle this time of demand and we were assured they could.”
The company has since apologized for the “terrible experience” via Twitter.
Swift announced her upcoming tour earlier this month, one week after releasing her 10th studio album, “Midnights.”
Paramore, Phoebe Bridgers, HAIM and Beabadoobee will take the stage as a few of the many acts helping open Swift’s first tour in five years.
Bridgers, 28, posted throwback Instagram photos of herself and the Emmy winner on Nov. 1 to celebrate.
Paramore’s Hayley Williams did the same, writing, “So it’s called Tayley and there’s a whole blog about us.”
As for GAYLE, the first of the artists to address the Ticketmaster debacle, the teenager gushed on Sunday about meeting Swift.
“The last thing she said to me the first time we met was, ‘I’ll see you again,’” GAYLE recalled. “And then the first thing she said to me [when I saw her again] was, ‘I told you I’d see you again!’”