Merge 104.8 | 17 November 2022
Millions of Taylor Swift fans tried to access Live Nation Entertainment Inc’s Ticketmaster website the other day seeking seats for her first tour in five years. Due to the sheer volume of traffic fans were met with periodic outages and long online waits that often ended in disappointment. The site crashed multiple times with fans reporting waiting in online queues of up to eight hours, and many finding they were too late to purchase tickets.
Adele and Harry Styles are among the big nominees for the 2023 Grammy Awards with Beyonce becoming the most nominated artist of all time. She leads the nominations with nine, taking her career total to 88. She is up against Harry Styles, Adele, Lamar and Lizzo in the album of the year, song of the year, and record of the year categories.
If you fancy checking out some movies over the weeekend, Blank Panther Wakanda Forever is the big movie right now. The nation of Wakanda is pitted against intervening world powers as they mourn the loss of their king T’Challa. Black Adam starring Dwayne Johnson is still showing. It’s set nearly 5,000 years after he was bestowed with the almighty powers of the Egyptian gods and ready to unleash his unique form of justice on the modern world.