NJ official got sought-after Taylor Swift MetLife tickets via form not available to public: report

He thinks you need to calm down.

A New Jersey official snagged the hottest tickets in town when he used a form — not available to the public — to request seats for one of Taylor Swift’s highly anticipated shows at MetLife Stadium this weekend, but insists he “had to wait like everyone else.”

Bergen County Clerk John Hogan filled out a ticket request form for MetLife Stadium and faxed it in, hoping to buy “Eras Tour” tickets for his 13-year-old daughter, the Bergen Record reported Tuesday.

He told the newspaper he started searching for the tickets — which were in such high demand that Ticketmaster’s website crashed last year — in January, when a New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority Board of Commissioners member suggested he use the form.

Hogan reportedly received a reply from MetLife Stadium in March and was offered four tickets for $265 a pop, including fees, for Friday’s show, which will be used by his wife, daughter and two family friends..

He didn’t recall what section or seat numbers the highly prized tickets he received were in when asked by the Bergen Record on Tuesday.


Taylor Swift performs onstage at Gillette Stadium on May 19, 2023, in Foxborough, Mass. Her “Eras Tour” ends at MetLife stadium with a three-show run this weekend.
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Swift is set to end her “Eras Tour” at MetLife Stadium with a trio of shows on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

A copy of Hogan’s filled-out form was sent to the Bergen Record anonymously. It shows he didn’t list his county title and said the tickets were for personal use. He used a personal email address and cellphone number.

The form is reportedly not available to the public.


Bergen County Clerk John Hogan.
Bergen County Clerk John Hogan used a special form to land four tickets for one of Taylor Swift’s final “Eras Tour” shows this weekend.
JohnHoganClerk/Twitter

Hogan told the newspaper he doesn’t believe he received special treatment, saying, “I had to wait like everyone else. It’s not like I was trying to get them now and got pushed to the front of the line.”

Emails to the county clerk’s office, the MetLife Stadium press office and the NJSEA were not returned Wednesday evening. 

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