Toronto upset after Michelle Obama sells out in minutes
Tickets went on sale this morning for the Toronto chapter of Michelle Obama’s tour supporting her new book, Becoming.
somehow right at 10AM there are 2,000+ people ahead of me trying to get tickets to Michelle Obama's Toronto appearance #BecomingMichelleObama— dai in revolt 🇨🇦🇨🇴 (@daibyday) December 14, 2018
Unfortunately it was a familiar story as with most big events in town, prospective ticket buyers frustrated by long wait times, glitches and an overall mobbed system.
Michelle Obama fans in Toronto are already practically begging her to add another date in addition to her May 4 appearance at Scotiabank Arena.
@MichelleObama Tried really hard to get tickets to your Toronto talk for Becoming... Spent a whack of time in “queues”, both presale and open sale, but missed out. Any chance you’ll be adding another Toronto date?— Ruth Kent (@ruth_rkent) December 15, 2018
Tickets that went on sale at 10 a.m. on Saturday apparently sold out in seconds. Advance text codes and special fan verification processes seemed to do no good, bogged down with technical issues.
@Ticketmaster trying to buy tickets for Michelle Obama in Toronto and it keeps saying my request can’t be processed 😭😭— Eunice Chow (@eunicecchow) December 14, 2018
Another obstacle in the way of those wishing to be enlightened by Michelle Obama’s illustrious presence is sheer cost. Toronto is no stranger to sky-high ticket prices in the hundreds or thousands of dollars, but tickets to this event are wildly expensive.
please lower $$$$$ of tickets ... Toronto $391 CDN $. Really ? not right... not fair— Therese (@theresemarie22) December 13, 2018
Some fans that can’t see the former first lady in person are consoling themselves with the fact that at least if they can’t go, others can...and of course, that there’s always YouTube.
Michelle Obama will be in Toronto next year and I was looking at the ticket prices... I’ll catch it on YouTube, it’s okay.— M. (@oluwamaya) December 15, 2018
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