STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:
OK. Now, this hearing's going to be an event. Like, Ticketmaster should be selling tickets because outside the hearings, some of Ticketmaster's critics will be protesting. Jennifer Kinder says they have T-shirts and slogans.
JENNIFER KINDER: Ticketswindle, Ticketmonopoly, Ticketmaster with a line through it, stay mad Swifties - one says Ticketmaster and then underneath it, it says your reputation's never been worse.
LEILA FADEL, HOST:
Kinder is an attorney representing Taylor Swift fans in a lawsuit. It accuses Ticketmaster of fraud and antitrust violations.
KINDER: We were very, very excited that the Senate is going to hold hearings and ask Ticketmaster what we hope are the very tough questions.
INSKEEP: So critics organized this protest.
KINDER: So that Ticketmaster sees us as they're entering the building, the senators see us, and everyone knows that we're not going away.
FADEL: Organizer Melanie Carlson says they have the people on their side.
MELANIE CARLSON: Everybody hates Ticketmaster. So it's the most nonpartisan, neutral movement in the whole world, probably.
INSKEEP: A movement that even includes non-Taylor Swift fans. Are there such people?
CARLSON: And I've been paying attention for two years now, so I'll see different fandoms getting mad at Ticketmaster. And I've been trying to unite them for, like, at least a year and a half to say we have a common cause because a lot of them fight. Like, Beyonce fans will fight with - or Cardi B or, you know, whatever.
FADEL: Court hearings in the lawsuit are scheduled for March, the same month Taylor Swift's new tour begins.
(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "BAD BLOOD")
TAYLOR SWIFT: (Singing) 'Cause, baby, now we've got bad blood. You know, it used to be mad love. So take a look what you've done.
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