INGLEWOOD (CBSLA) — More tickets to this weekend’s BTS concert at SoFi Stadium were released Friday, but some fans were less than delighted about the surprise opportunity to see their beloved boy band in person.
Tickets to the band’s quartet of shows that start this Thanksgiving holiday weekend have been sold out for months. But that changed abruptly Friday morning, sending some fans scrambling.READ MORE: LA County Confirms More Than 28,000 COVID Deaths; Reports Highest Number of Daily New Deaths Since April 2021
“Due to production releases, additional tickets are available for BTS PERMISSION TO DANCE LA,” a notice on the show’s Ticketmaster page said. “Due to the limited number of tickets available, a select number of previously waitlisted Verified Fans have been selected at random to receive codes to purchase from this late ticket release.”READ MORE: Talk Radio Icon, Los Angeles Legend Michael Jackson Dies At 87
Fans who were initially unable to purchase tickets were forced to make other plans, such as buying tickets to the BTS Live Play at the adjacent YouTube Theater. The surprise release made it necessary for fans who managed to purchase tickets to then sell the Live Play tickets. Other fans were less than thrilled that so many tickets were held until a day before the first show on Saturday.
why was ticketmaster holding onto THAT MANY tickets for a day before the concert and why do you need a code to get them and how did nobody know about this. pic.twitter.com/iHxDDMWPGg
— Mr Yunki (@prodyngs) November 26, 2021
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@Ticketmaster can you release more BTS tickets for verified ARMY fan? Some of us didn't get a chance to even buy during presale since you held back so many tickets.@TMFanSupport#BTSTickets #PTD_ON_STAGE_LA #btsconcertLA
— Carey (@Careycarecare) November 26, 2021
Still, that discontent doesn’t seem to have dampened enthusiasm for the group. An extensive, and winding queue of BTS fans was spotted in an Inglewood parking lot, waiting to buy officials band merchandise ahead of this weekend’s shows.