“In some ways, the ticketing process for concerts these days reminds me of the rules surrounding early admissions at selective colleges.”
Taylor Swift tickets go on sale tomorrow so I wanted to post this in honor of her new album and her tour this summer. Jeff Selingo, who wrote the book Who Gets In and Why; A Year Inside College Admissions (which I highly recommend if you haven’t read it) wrote a piece about how getting into college resembles trying to get tickets to Taylor Swift in his newsletter, NEXT. He compares Early Decision to the way that fans have to pre-register for the Ticketmaster lottery. You can read Jeff’s piece here.
If you know a senior applying to college or a fan hoping to get tickets (or both!) good luck to them!