Twitter also has to fight a 'great war' over tickets to Taylor Swift's Eras France tour

The Swifties are once again at war with Ticketmaster, but this time, the war zone is in France. Ticketmaster France was forced to halt ticket sales for Taylor Swift's Eras tour in Paris and Lyon on July 11 after a site-wide outage reportedly prevented users from entering their account passwords to purchase tickets. .

The site explained in French on Twitter that ongoing sales for Swift's four shows at the La Défense Arena in Paris from May 9 to 12 "have been put on hold," adding that it will be paying tribute to overflowing fans. Hopeful ticket buyers "post new ticket information." Release as soon as possible. An hour later, she received a similar notification for her June 2-3 show at the Groupama Stadium in Lyon. As of press time, ticket sales had not resumed in either city. Traffic congestion may also be a factor. One of the reasons for the glitch was that as many as 700,000 people queued up to try to buy tickets before ticket sales stopped.

The French debacle is something fans are all too familiar with, with Ticketmaster forced to cancel the public release of Swift's US show in November due to "unprecedented demand" and a massive bot attack during pre-sales. The U.S. fiasco triggered multiple lawsuits against Ticketmaster by Swifties, leading to a Senate investigation into the company, alleging it had become an illegal monopoly. But in France, the only thing Swift has done so far is take to Twitter to air their displeasure and joke about Swift's upcoming performance to empty stadiums.

Of course, Swift responded to their frustrations by creating hilarious memes, many of which paid homage to Swift's songs, including her new "Speak Now" (Taylor's version) hit.

Swift will begin her overseas tour in Mexico, Argentina and Brazil before heading to Asia and Australia in early 2024. Next summer she will travel across the UK and Europe with special guest Paramore. So far, no other country has experienced ticketing difficulties as severe as France, but that may change as more shows go on sale this week.