ABOUT THE BRAZILIAN CONCERT AND SITUATION
Ok, so, basically, I’m brazilian and I’ve been to a lot of international concerts here and I’d like to make things clearer for US and other international fans about what is happening here.
1. we’re nothing having Lover Fest
so if anyone is still confused, WE DO NOT HAVE LOVER FEST AND ALSO SHES NOT COMING AS A FESTIVAL ACT. We’re having a solo normal concert (which I think it is what we deserve after being ignored in every single tour)
2. This is THE 1st TIME Taylor comes to Brazil or LatAm
Taylor has been here once before for a private pocket show (30mins) for 1k guests only, back on 2012 when she was promoting RED. We never had tour or a concert before.
3. This is her ONLY LatAm concert
if there’s not as many of us as there are US swifties, then there’s even more. I’d say twice as much, at least. Still, only 1 show for a whole continent. 46.000 capacity.
4. Regarding to seats
Brazilian concerts have always been a mess. We have two big pits we call “pista” and “pista premium”, where we kill each other. People have been trampled before, being severely injured and some even died. I’m not even complaining about this rn because since she was never here before, and since there’s only ONE SHOW for an entire continent, bringing chair seats to the game means less capacity. About 28k. So I’m kinda of “ok” with it. Even tho the right thing would be booking at least another 2 extra concerts in Brazil (1 more in São Paulo and other one in Rio de Janeiro, where usually international artists go to) and have numbered seats, so the quantity of fans who can attend wouldn’t suffer and also to meet the demand. Shawn Mendes will be doing this here and I personally think it will be better and safer.
Also: not even cadeira superior and cadeira inferior, which are the only chair sections, are numbered. This is a mess. They should AT LEAST number the chairs.
While I understand the presale privilege are always given to some bank clients, it is very dangerous to partner up with a relatively unknown bank for a event THIS HUGE. I checked and yes: the bank is safe. But also, they gave us wrong informations (stating that 50% of the tickets were going for presale, WHICH IS ABSURD). I got the credit card and the limit I need, but what about those who didnt? It’s NOT OK. There are SO MANY misleading info about limit, e.g.: now they are saying that we should buy something irl before purchasing online. I honestly have to spend EVEN MORE MONEY so I can buy the tickets? They also don’t decide if they’re letting people who didnt get the needed limit deposit the difference for the ticket price beforehand. THIS IS AWFUL. The only ones that are benefited by this presale are C6 bank. Thousands of young people created accounts in their bank, and NOT EVEN HALF ARE GOING TO BE ABLE TO BUY ON PRESALE.
6. Illegal fees
For me, this is the worst, most serious and concerning issue. I’ve been going to concerts since I was 10, and I can assure you that Time for Fun is the worst event producer in Brazil. There’s no organization, they don’t answer their phone/contacts, and now THEY ARE CHARGING AN ILLEGAL FEE. As of last March, The Superior Court of Justice of Brazil decided that charging fees over online tickets purchases IS ILLEGAL. That being said, Tickets for Fun IS STILL CHARGING A 20% FEE OVER THE PRICE OF THE TICKET. Also: they even charge for us to print the damn ticket AT OUR OWN HOUSE, using OUR OWN PRINTER. This is not only abusive, but illegal. We have contacted autorities (Procon) many times, and we always get the same orientation: buy first, then report. THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS. 1st thing abt this: not everyone is aware the fee is illegal; 2nd: everything would be easier if they effectively forbidden the company from charging this illegal fee BEFORE the tickets go on sale. Who knows how many months I will have to wait to get my money back after I report them? In a country where approximately 50% of our people live under miserable conditions, this just makes me APPALED.
7. Album and merch prices
Thanks to our fascist president, dollar is peaking at 4,18 reais (as of 10/16). Last month, it was even higher. Only very wealthy people can afford merch. And I cant even begin to explain how disgusted I was when I saw the album price. standard version: R$ 59,90; deluxe versions: R$ 159,90. add around R$ 18 for the shipping fee. Keep in mind that these are national products. They are not imported, so there’s not reasonable explanation to this. If someone were to buy the 4 deluxe versions, it would cost almost a minimum wage. Let’s remind ourselves of 2 other important facts: 1. there are families of four that live with leas than R$ 200; 2. actually seeing her live is cheaper than buying ONE deluxe version. Cadeira superior (student fare) is R$ 150,00 reais without fees at the official boxoffice.
This is what happening is Brazil right now. If you have any doubts, come to me. HELP US!! LET US BE HEARD!! In 13 years, never once we were actually considered. LatAm fans, assemble.
I realized that alot of us don’t know about all the problems that has been going on this era. I honestly believe that we should acknowledge the problems and raise the awareness to these issues. I’ve created a list of the issues I know that’s been going on and attached links to posts explaining about each one of the issues.
I am sure that I am not aware to all of the things that has been going on so if you feel like I’ve missed something important please dm me so I can add it!!!! And if you have better posts about one of the situations mentioned below send me links to add as well☼
• The ridiculous pricing of merch and fees, and the difference between the pricing for US fans to the international fans (for example: the prices of the deluxe editions)
Please let’s start helping each other and treat all of the problems equally so we can create a change that effects everyone and not just ourselves 💖
Okay but lets illustrate how much white privileged is involved with this story. The weapons this little demon used to kill Grant Nelson were stolen from Walmart. She walked into Walmart, grabbed a machete and a knife, and then just casually walked out the door without anyone attempting to stop her. You get a box of tampons from Walmart and you don’t have it in a bag, they wanna check your receipt. Becky the Sociopath walked out unchecked with literal weapons.
Then she had time to wait outside for the uber this poor man drove to come pick her up. Then she got in his back seat and stabbed him multiple times, pushed him out onto the street, and stole the car. He was able to tell the police who stabbed him before he died. She then crashes the car and is found by the police hiding behind a tree covered in blood. The police try to gently coerce her into dropping her fucking blood covered knives and when she refuses do they shoot her eight times? Oh noooo Lizzy Borden gets tazed and brought in unharmed.
Like just think about the stories that have come out these past two weeks alone. The unarmed black teenager who were literally murdered based on vague suspicion and this girl actually kills someone and is still standing.
The white girl who stole weapons from Walmart and killed an Uber driver was taken alive.
The white guy who took weapons to a convention and planned to kill Jason David Frank and multiple police officers was taken alive.
The white guy who murdered two men who had tried to defend the Muslim women he was harassing was taken alive.
Don’t tell me police had to kill Tamir Rice or Michael Brown or ANYONE else out of caution or fear for their safety. Not when white people who are legitimate threats, even direct threats to police, are routinely taken alive.
btw i asked the traffic lights where were american fans when international fans where having a lot of problems with the lover fest pre-sale and they said “lol they were complaining about the fact that she is doing just 4 shows in the us”
IT’S JUST MONDAY????????? im fucked
when will asian swifties get what they deserve… japan isn’t the only country here HUN