Who’s the worst—Aaron Burr or Ticketmaster? | The Tylt
Individual tickets to the hit Broadway show "Hamilton" were released in Chicago on Tuesday. Ticketmaster had its usual meltdown, with angry people waiting hours in an attempt to get tickets. Just like Aaron Burr, Ticketmaster has been an instrument of the dark side.
But who’s the real villain here? Let’s break it down.
Ticketmaster got everyone’s hopes up with the promise of easy online commerce. No need to wait in a line. No need to sit in the heat. You get your tickets in your email. Nice and easy, right?
NO. YOU GET FOUR HOUR WAITS. YOU GET YOUR VERIFIED TICKETS BOOTED OUT OF YOUR ACCOUNT RIGHT BEFORE YOU BUY THEM. YOU HAVE TO SIT TIGHT.
Aaron Burr, one of the American Founders who's featured in the musical, isn’t a great guy either, though. His opening lines say a lot about him:
How does the bastard orphan son of a whore and a Scotsman, dropped in the middle of a forgotten spot in the Caribbean by providence, impoverished by squalor, grow up to be a hero and a scholar?
He’s a jealous, unprincipled man. He consistently refuses to stand by his friend Alexander Hamilton and instead seethes as Hamilton rises through the ranks. His only goal is to see Hamilton fall, to “see which way the wind blows” and take the easy path to power. Eventually, he shoots Hamilton dead in a duel.
Ticketmaster killed the hopes and dreams of many who wanted to see "Hamilton." Aaron Burr killed Hamilton.
Who’s the real villain here?
Who’s the worst—Aaron Burr or Ticketmaster?
Like Hamilton essentially dies because of Burr's FOMO— mom streeter (@ccstreeter) June 21, 2016
I'm 98% positive the reincarnation of aaron burr works for Ticketmaster and is currently applauding the chicago hamilton ticket fiasco— Lindsey Siegel (@Lsiegs) June 21, 2016