The mood on Twitter was jubilant on Thursday morning as Irish people got together to give out about being in the virtual queue for Garth Brooks tickets.
A third date was added at short notice this morning for Sunday September 11, 2022, as official availability for the Friday and Saturday dates has begun to wane, according to Ticketmaster’s website.
With thousands more still queueing online, the Croke Park events look sure to be sellouts.
From 8.01 we saw floods of screenshots showing queue numbers in their hundreds of thousands as what seemed like the entire country scrambled for golden tickets.
— Dr Paul O’Brien (@FearStairLmk) November 25, 2021
Stefanie Preissner joined the queue ‘just to see’, reporting that she was 73,583 in the Ticketmaster queue.
Precious few reported success, but those who did were quick to share their win.
— Sinead (@Irishshin) November 25, 2021
As it became clear the tickets would sell out, talk quickly turned to whether we might be looking at extra dates.
— Mary (@Mc1988) November 25, 2021
While most were grudgingly happy for those who got their hands on tickets, some questioned the credentials of whether ‘real fans’ were in the queue at all, with many citing the situation as “absolute chaos”.
With jokes comparing the availability of tickets to PCR tests, the craic was only mighty.
Insert joke about it being easier to get tickets to Garth Brooks than it is to get a PCR test here.
— Caitríona Redmond (@wholesomeIE) November 25, 2021
The third date ought to ease demand for a hot ticket – but will inevitably drive further call for more dates. In the meantime Ticketmaster are calling for patience.
Garth fans, It’s really busy this morning, so there is a queue in place. Please be patient 🙏 pic.twitter.com/gE1oT7yXWU
— Ticketmaster Ireland (@TicketmasterIre) November 25, 2021
Indeed, patience has been a virtue for some, keeping the faith on their smartphone browsers while going about their day.
— Olive Oil (@havenAgiggle) November 25, 2021
While it’s been good fun, an event of this size is bound to carry a lot of significance for longtime fans and fairweather friends alike.
— Caroline (@c_a_l_s_) November 25, 2021
…while those of us still queueing are now staring a Saturday sellout in the face.
#garthbrooks available tickets redirected from Saturday to Sunday – site crashes when click on e-tickets – anyone else have this ? Back in the queue now again 😩
— Lynda Latus (@llatus) November 25, 2021
In a related footnote, those of us scratching our heads at the whole phenomenon might keep this Twitter user’s advice in mind…
Friendly reminder. Just because you don’t enjoy something doesn’t mean you should make fun of those who do. Worry about yourself, don’t concern yourself with other peoples interests.✌🏼#GarthBrooks
— Jenna Mc Cartan (@JennaMcCartan) November 25, 2021
…not that he isn’t drawing an eclectic clientele all the same.
He’s an absolute legend of a man. When I was a teenager there were two musicians I wanted to see live, Garth Brooks and Rammstein. Rammstein box is ticked … hon the Garth
— 80sirishlegend (@80sirishlegend) November 25, 2021