If you heard a distinct shatter at 10:00am this morning, fear not, it was merely the sound of hearts breaking across the country as tickets for Lizzo - the body-positive, flute-playing, self-empowered, icon- sold out in seconds.
Just landed in Dublin. The whiff of Lizzo sadness hits me when I step on the runway.— Alison Spittle (@AlisonSpittle) July 12, 2019
It's intense and I know my country is in pain right now.
Laptops, desktops, and smartphones lit up the faces of hopelessly eager fans this morning as they frantically refreshed the Ticketmaster website, keeping an eye on the anxiety-inducing countdown timer.
Approximately ten seconds after they went on sale, the tickets were gone.
Lizzo seems to have sold out before actually going on sale. I really like her music, but the fact she can bend the space-time continuum is what's truly impressive.— Grace Madigan (@graciemad) July 12, 2019
Now, let's be honest, we knew the chances were slim. Having such a legendary woman play such a small venue - the Olympia only holds approximately 1,621 people - was a recipe for disaster.
Lots of people complaining about Lizzo being in the Olympia, which i totally get, but I think, in fairness, what's happened is that the gig was booked ages ago and the hype has gotten really real since then.— Louise McSharry (@louisemcsharry) July 12, 2019
While it might look like the agent/promoter totally under-estimated demand, the venue situation in Dublin does not help matters. We might think we're well served but we’re not - there’s a gap btw theatre rooms like Olympia/Vicar St & 3Arena - a 5-6k cap venue (more)— Jim Carroll (@byjimcarroll) July 12, 2019
There were 25,000 #Lizzo tweets on Irish Twitter on the day the gig was announced. Before long, fans were tallying up the numbers, and the results weren't looking good.
Keeping the non-Tweeting Lizzbians in mind, along with the tickets being held back for the Spotify pre-sale (which also sold out in seconds), fans quickly realised they were going to be left disappointed.
Demand for extra dates or a venue change followed this morning's disappointment but, unfortunately, the RDS and 3Arena were already booked up, leaving promoters with few other options.
Why are ppl going nuts about Lizzo selling out when there was litch not even 1300 tickets for sale. 1300!!!! a national disgrace.— x ʎlloH (@hollyshortall) July 12, 2019
Give her Croke Park you cowards!!!
Nobody talk to me today unless you are @lizzo announcing another Dublin date.— Sam Pearson (@greeneggs_) July 12, 2019
For now, it looks like the fate of non-ticket holders has been sealed so to keep you going on this dreary day, we have gathered some of our fav #Lizzogate tweets:
where were YOU during the great Lizzo Depression on 12/07/19— spit goddess 💶 (@slimethot) July 12, 2019
gonna stand outside the Olympia playing a slow and mournful version of Juice on the flute— aoife (@aoiph) July 12, 2019
Good morning to everyone except the people selling Lizzo tickets for €140 #lizzo— ANOTHER love island reaction (@IslandReaction) July 12, 2019
Irish Twitter @ each other at 9.59am, versus Irish Twitter at 10.01am when none of us got Lizzo tickets pic.twitter.com/1nr6uDTgAa— Ciaraíoch 🎨 (@Ciaraioch) July 12, 2019
Feminist & queer Dublin RN after Lizzo tickets sold out in 0.000001 seconds pic.twitter.com/jt97JGnh8j— MaryMcShrill (@cosasiulacha) July 12, 2019
Shout out to the fans bringing solutions, not problems, to the table:
Have worked on this all night and I think we can get everyone into the Lizzo gig if we organise a system of large trench coats and sitting on each other's shoulders— Ciaraíoch 🎨 (@Ciaraioch) July 12, 2019
To those of you who managed to get tickets, promise us that you'll go hard; dress up, dance, sing, laugh, cry, and above all, do your calisthenics.