This article from www.mylondon.news tells the story of the massive queue:
Madonna fans were left horrified by a massive digital queue to buy tickets nearly 10 times larger than the O2 Arena's actual capacity. The iconic singer and performer announced a 2023 greatest hits Celebration tour earlier this week, with just one date at the O2 in London.
General sale of the tickets kicked off at 10am (Friday, January 20) today on Ticketmaster today. However, fans are facing hot competition to nab tickets of their own.
Several users took to Twitter just minutes after the tickets went live to share where they were in the digital queue. One Tweet from user @AdamSGibson said: "@LiveNationUK how on earth can I be 170,033 in the queue for #MadonnaCelebrationTour tickets!!"
A second person Tweeted a screenshot of their queue position, showing 171,664 people ahead of them. "171K people," they added alongside it followed by a skull emoji. A third Twitter user wrote: "People currently ahead of you, 126422."
They also shared a photo showing their place in the digital queue, along with a screaming GIF. Others were left scratching their heads as how there could be that many people in line for tickets when the Greenwich music venue only has a capacity of 20,000.
User @hal9341 said: "The O2 has a 20,000 seat capacity and there are nearly 80,000 people ahead of me in the queue for Madonna tickets in London. It’s not looking promising!!!|"