'Don't go begging': Reactions pour in as Beyonce's fans create GoFundMe for Renaissance tour tickets
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Beyonce fans are thrilled to grab their concert tickets since the singer's much-awaited 'Renaissance' world tour announcement this week. Since Beyonce's 'On The Run II Tour,' she is set to go for her first stadium stretch after five years to promote 'Renaissance,' her 2022 album that topped the music charts.
Before hitting the Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia on July 12, she will be touring parts of the UK and Europe. The 'Renaissance' tour tickets' of pre-sale registration in some cities have exceeded “the number of available tickets by more than 800%,” according to the statement by Ticketmaster. The Ticketmaster was recently grilled by the Senate after they faced backlash following the cancellation of one of Taylor Swift's concerts. Anticipating the day to witness their favorite artist perform live, many fans have been trying to look for ways to find the money, according to New York Post.
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Beyonce fans' create GoFundMe pages
The 41-year-old megastar's upcoming music tour has been receiving wide attention from fans who have been long awaiting to watch her perform, going to the extent of setting up fundraisers to obtain money to buy the tickets. Jamaal Anderson, a man who has created a fundraiser on GoFundMe with a goal of $300, has already raised $265.
On the fundraiser page, he wrote, "This is the only life experience I care about living before I die. I will get those front-row tickets either way but this way is safer than selling my kidney on the black market." He added, “All jokes aside just being in the building would be the most amazing thing ever. So help a brother out if you can. Remember cents turn into dollars. Every little bit helps.”
Another fundraiser Ashley St. Hilaire sought $2,000 claiming that the expenses are not exclusively for the tickets but also to meet the travel, and outfit expenses. However, as of Saturday, February 4, the page has only raised $60. A fellow fundraiser Raheem Solomon with the page 'Help Raheem See Renaissance' has obtained $135 and another fundraiser managed to raise $140.
Calling Beyonce her 'Everything,' a huge fan of the singer said that with her $500 fundraiser in the hopes to see the 28-time Grammy winner perform for her 21st birthday. She has so far raised $250.
'Not something you should beg money for'
As fans create fundraisers on GoFundMe requesting people to help them raise money for Beyonce's music tour, social media rushed to react to the fans who set up the page and have already been raising a considerable amount of money. One Twitter user wrote, "I’d rather run my cash through a paper shredder," and another opined, "People will do anything to make a millionaire even rich," while someone wrote, "Losers. If you can’t afford to go, don’t go begging for people to front your aspired lifestyle."
"Why do wealthy singers and celebrities who have all the money in the world still charge an arm and a leg for tickets?," a user tweeted to which another responded, "Because they have fans with very low IQs who will pay whatever the asking price is."
I’d rather run my cash through a paper shredder..— Hunter Highden (@HHighden) February 4, 2023
People will do anything to make a millionaire even more rich 😆— Angel Mirage (@triciamirage) February 4, 2023
Losers. If you can’t afford to go, don’t go begging for people to front your aspired lifestyle. 😂— J O R E Y (@JoreyBlake) February 4, 2023
Why do wealthy singers and celebrities who have all the money in the world STILL charge an arm and a leg for tickets?— Erick (@erixxxk) February 4, 2023
Because they have fans with very low IQs who will pay whatever the asking price is— Angel Mirage (@triciamirage) February 4, 2023
"This is not something you should beg money for," a user remarked and another wrote, "That's ridiculous. When I went to concerts, they only cost $15 to $40 max. I've been to a million concerts and never paid more than that. @Ticketmaster is just ripping people off at this point."
"Sad! Stop idolizing these celebrities! They don’t care about you," a user chimed in while someone wrote, "It’s one thing to use GoFundMe after a sudden tragic loss or something, but this? Are you kidding me? You’re just a bunch of sad greedy self-entitled creatures."
This is NOT something you should beg money for😆— Lady Versailles (@VersaillesLady) February 4, 2023
That's ridiculous. When I went to concerts, they only cost like $15 to $40 max.— 💞 Can't Think Of A Name Right Now (@KJennavicia) February 4, 2023
Ive been to a million concerts and NEVER paid more than that. @Ticketmaster is just ripping people off at this point.
Sad! Stop idolizing these celebrities! They don’t care about you.🙄— Stef (@Mssteffj) February 4, 2023
It’s one thing to use gofundme me after a sudden tragic loss or something, but this? You fin kiddin me? You’re just a bunch of sad greedy self entitled creatures.— Heatseeker (@Lagutrop14) February 4, 2023
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