Due to a ‘unprecedented number of false tickets,’ Bad Bunny fans were barred from attending a show in Mexico
(bad bunny concerts): Bad Bunny may have had the time of his life on his record-breaking “World’s Hottest Tour,” but some unlucky fans felt the sting of deceptive marketing.
The Reggaeton superstar finished his international stadium tour, which saw him perform in North America and Latin America, at Mexico City’s historic Estadio Azteca on Saturday, the second of two shows at the venue.
“Many thanks to Mexico!!! Thank you, America, for the most incredible experience of my life!!!!” Sunday, Bad Bunny tweeted in Spanish. “I’ll remember this tour forever… From Puerto Rico to the entire world.”
However, Bad Bunny’s Friday concert at Estadio Azteca left some fans disappointed. Several people were denied entry to the concert after an influx of fake tickets overwhelmed Ticketmaster’s system, causing some legitimate tickets to be voided.
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Ticketmaster México blames denied admission on a surge of fake tickets.
Ticketmaster Mexico released a statement on Saturday in response to the admissions debacle at Bad Bunny’s concert.
“The Ticketmaster Apologises to fans and announces a refund for customers who purchased legitimate tickets but were unable to attend today’s Bad Bunny concert,” the company said on Twitter in Spanish. (bad bunny concerts)
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“The access issues were caused by an unprecedented number of false tickets presented, resulting in an extraordinary crowd and intermittent operation of our system,” the company explained further. “This caused confusion and complicated admission to the stadium, with the unfortunate result that some legitimate ticketholders were denied admission.”
Ticketmaster México also stated that it is collaborating with Mexico’s Office of the Federal Prosecutor for the Consumer in order to “clarify the facts, attend to, and respond to the affected consumers.”
Fans of Bad Bunny react to the ticket saga with tears and defiance
Bad Bunny’s concert quickly turned into a frenzy for concertgoers. Who had been affected by Ticketmaster’s ticket debacle.
One video, posted by Twitter user Monick Huitron, shows a huddled group of fans singing outside. “This is not normal,” wrote Monick Huitron in Spanish. “There will be a million-dollar collective demand.”
Esto no es normal, vean la cantidad de personas a las que NO les permitieron accesar al Estadio Azteca para el show de #BadBunny y ni @Profeco ni los raterazos e INÚTILES de #Ticketmaster hacen nada. Se viene DEMANDA COLECTIVA MILLONARIA, ah, y no dejemos fuera a @Citibanamex pic.twitter.com/c98ja2Jwiu
— Trending News (@MonickHuitron) December 10, 2022
Another video on Twitter appears to show a fan attempting to scale a gate. According to Billboard some audience climbed over the main gates of the stadium trying to get inside only to stopped by security personnel.
Miles de personas afuera del Estadio Azteca que sí pagaron su boleto para el concierto de Bad Bunny pero no pueden entrar gracias a la falta de seriedad de Ticketmaster. ¡Es un caos! pic.twitter.com/97df9OT9v0
— Ana Rent (@AnaRent) December 10, 2022
Valeria Carrillo. A distraught fan who travelled to the show from the Mexican island of Isla Mujeres, told Billboard Espaol. That her ticket cost more than 9,000 Mexican pesos (approximately $455).
“I didn’t come all the way from Isla Mujeres to have this happen to me!” she exclaimed, her eyes welling up with tears.
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Despite the Ticketmaster drama
Bad Bunny fans were treated to a star-studded lineup of special guests on Friday and Saturday.
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According to Billboard, Bad Bunny’s “World’s Hottest Tour” began in August. And served as a follow-up to the singer’s “El ultimo Tour del Mundo.” Which ran from February to April and grossed $116.8 million.
According to Billboard, the “World’s Hottest Tour” grossed $232.5 million in the United States. Making it “the biggest tour by a Spanish-speaking performer in Boxscore history.” In addition, he is the only artist to launch two $100 million tours in the same year.