Fest Sour Over Secondary Swift Tix
Tickets for a Taylor Swift performance at the Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City March 1 are showing up on secondary sites and leaving a bad taste in organizers’ mouths.
Tickets are going on eBay for as much as $150 apiece – reportedly the highest markups festival officials have ever seen. But they can also be purchased on the festival Web site, FlStrawberryFestival.com, for $45 plus applicable fees.
What’s particularly irksome is that 2,000 tickets are still available for the concert, Strawberry Festival secretary and director Ron Gainey told the Tampa Tribune, even though Swift’s show has been the most popular offering for this year.
He noted that the festival’s online ticketing company tires to discourage scalping by flagging suspicious large purchases.