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A dad spent $21,000 on last minute Taylor Swift tickets for his daughter and her friends after his original purchase fell through: report

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A dad reportedly paid $21,000 to secure last-minute Taylor Swift tickets for his daughter and her friends.John Medina/Getty Images
  • A Massachusetts father said he spent $21,000 on last-minute Taylor Swift tickets.

  • He made the big purchase for his daughter and her friends, WCVB reported.

  • He originally bought resale tickets in November but never received them, he told the outlet.

A dad reportedly paid a whopping $21,000 to secure last-minute tickets for his daughter and her friends to attend a Taylor Swift concert in Massachusetts.

Anthony Silva told WCVB on Friday that he initially bought tickets for Swift's The Eras Tour back in November on StubHub for an estimated $1,900.

However, according to Silva, he never received them. When he contacted the ticket reseller about the mishap, they notified him that alternatives were not available to purchase, he told the outlet.

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Silva told WCVB that he decided to take matters into his own hands and bought four tickets from another resale company for a show at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough. The outlet noted that the father even got the group a limo for the occasion.

"We played a joke on them telling them yesterday, telling them the tickets were really gone, and the look on their faces I never want to see again," Silva told WCVB. "One girl had a quivering lip. I won't tell you who."

Silva told the outlet that StubHub will refund his original purchase in 10 business days.

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Taylor Swift performs at The Eras Tour.Bob Levey/TAS23/Getty Images for TAS Rights Management

Devoted fans have struggled to snag tickets to the singer's show from platforms like Ticketmaster, which said it canceled the general sale of the concert, citing "extraordinarily high demands" last November. This led tickets to skyrocket significantly to five figures on resale platforms like StubHub. The debacle caused widespread outrage among fans, resulting in a group of Swifties filing a lawsuit against Ticketmaster, alleging "fraud, price-fixing, and antitrust violations," as Insider previously reported.

In December, Ticketmaster announced that it would give some Taylor fans a second chance to buy tickets and apologized for the "difficulties" people faced during the presale. And earlier this year, the failed rollout even made its way to Capitol Hill.

However, despite challenges, parents were steadfast in getting tickets for their children.

In a recently published essay for Insider, one mother shared her account about spending $4,000 on Taylor Swift tickets for her and her daughter with the help of extended family members.

Read the original article on Insider