We’ve all been there: Furiously refreshing the Ticketmaster site, sweating as the clock is about to strike the designated sale time. You click on “Find Tickets” and type in those security heiroglyphics, and then it says “Working” and that pinwheel of death starts spinning … and spinning … and then, “Sorry, no exact matches were found” and you’re all “Ok, so give me an INEXACT MATCH!” before punching your computer monitor and repeating the futile process three more times. Meanwhile, an evil Ticketmaster villain devilishly strokes his goatee, as he waves in a bevy of seedy scalpers in through the side door.
Hordes of Jay-Z fans went through that process at 10 am EST today, as tickets went on sale for his string of shows christening the Barclays Center (home of “his” Brooklyn Nets). The eight concerts sold out in roughly 12 minutes, mainly because of shady secondary markets and ghost corporations and complete assholes like this guy who somehow bought 96 tickets.
As people are wont to do, they took to Twitter to express their rage with the failed ticket-buying process. We’ve compiled the best disgruntled tweets below.
— Tori Scarborough (@vicTORIalexis13) July 13, 2012
Man eff this ticketmaster crap…i quit im going to work…Jay-Z aint paying my damn bills lol
— MrCNyle2u (@MrCNyle2u) July 13, 2012
Tryna get these fuggin Jay Z tickets online is pissin me off!!
— A*Chainzzzz!!!(@MissAjisha) July 13, 2012
Jay-Z tkts! My order went frm ”BEING PROCESSED” to ”ERROR NO MATCH FOUND” whn ”BEST AVAIL”was selected..I’ll pass…not worth the headache
— Georgette Lee (@simplyjette) July 13, 2012
Ticket scalpers gotta get theirs firstRT @MightySweetP: Ticketmaster is all tied up since theJay-Z tix just went on sale at 10 am
— Adrian(@A_HOVA_) July 13, 2012
It’s a joke that ticketmaster sold out Jay Z tix in first couple of minutes#scalpers
— JP BROOKLYN (@JPBROOKLYN42) July 13, 2012
couldn’t get tix to any of the 8 jay-z shows. big surprise, eh?
— ♚Jesse Richman♚ (@jrichmanesq) July 13, 2012
no Jay-Z tickets for me. #sadpanda
— … (@a_bowles) July 13, 2012
Tix for Jay-Z went on sale 25 minutes ago. Already more than 10,000 are on Stub Hub.
— Christian (@XianSmithSays) July 13, 2012
So Jay-Z went on sale at 10AM and sold out already?? Smhhhh instagr.am/p/NBhQjyAaWq/
— BRIAN, COY SO HARD (@RoNDo_Bryant) July 13, 2012
I just tried to buy Jay-Z tickets on my iPhone and it wouldn’t work… Now they are sold out. I’m switching to android
— Mila (@MillieMilan) July 13, 2012
struggling to get these Brooklyn – Jay Z tickets right now. I mean dude really couldn’t sell out 8 concerts in 20 minutes.
— Jasmine Hughley (@jhughley) July 13, 2012
tix for jay-z’s opening show in bklyn literally sold out during the presale to Nets ticket holders…that makes ONE perk to being a nets fan
— Joe Bocchino (@JoeBo31) July 13, 2012
Ticketmaster would crash the second the tickets go on sale , guess no jay z for me
— JPgottiblunts (@JPgottiblunts) July 13, 2012
They did smh lol RT @shanerzz: These Jay-Z tickets must’ve sold out during the presale
— McGlovin (@RealTalkReG) July 13, 2012
Trying to buy Jay-Z tickets andthe system is running up my blood pressure.
— Ily Noemi (@Ily_NoEhMi) July 13, 2012
my heart is beating @ 10000000mph trying to buy my jay-z ticket!
— Silvia (@_BraveHeart) July 13, 2012
trying to order jay-z tickets at the beach and both the ticketmaster and live nation apps aren’t working! #annoyed
— cantweph (@cantweph) July 13, 2012
RT @hey_tinaaa: TICKETMASTER, WHY YOU NO LET ME BUY JAY-Z TICKETS
— Essence D (@essencedash) July 13, 2012
i was tryna do these Jay-Z tickets. ticket master is crazy slow right now smh
— the lost avenger. (@brittneythebee) July 13, 2012
Jay-Z ticket game stressful
— Air Rick(@Lega_c) July 13, 2012
The online wait for Jay-z tixs right now is crazy
— MJ (@MJ_RealEstate) July 13, 2012
Yo, Ticketmaster, its like those Jay-Z @ Barclay Center tickets never existed lmao.
— S. Clarke (@AbsoHilare) July 13, 2012
I blame those damn captchas. Takes me atleast 15 seconds to decipher that shxt. I AM A HUMAN OR ELSE I WOULDNT BE TRYIN TO BUY JAY Z TICKETS
— Wicked Ninja (@Fatima_Maria) July 13, 2012
Niggas really thought they were gonna get Jay-Z tickets for $30?! Lml c’mon you gotta be smarter than that
— Ms_Bee (@MzButtaBee) July 13, 2012
Just wasted 20 minutes of my life on the phone with @ticketmaster only to have all the Jay Z shows sell out cuz their automated system sucks
— MyCool King (@iPullRank) July 13, 2012
Stuck on this automated @ticketmaster thing while these Jay Z concerts are rapidly selling out. Oh joy!
— MyCool King (@iPullRank) July 13, 2012
— Mike Lobikis (@MrMikeLobikis) July 13, 2012
— Don Draper (@Exhibit_J) July 13, 2012