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Hello, it's me. A ticket scalper with Adele tickets for $9,500


There was a mixture of delight and misery for Adele fans clamoring to get tickets for her two shows in St. Paul, which sold out in a matter of minutes.

Ticketmaster has no tickets remaining for the July 5 and 6 gigs at the Xcel Energy Center, which will kick off the British singer's North American tour. They went on sale at 10 a.m Thursday.

Those who missed out will be outraged that tickets for the show – which ranged in cost from $37.50-$147.50 for arena seating, to $747.50 for Gold Hospitality – have already appeared on resale sites for exorbitant mark-ups.

Tickets for the July 5 show are being listed on StubHub starting at $350, while the most expensive ticket on sale is for an outrageous $9,494, located in the Club section.

This is a trend seen nationally, as scalpers and so-called "fans" snapped up tickets for Adele shows across the country before listing them online to secure a quick and lucrative payday. reports that "furious fans flooded" Twitter to complain at Ticketmaster and the scalpers who scooped tickets for re-sale.

The New York Times reports Adele had attempted to stem the flow of tickets being re-sold by partnering with website Songkick, which sells tickets through artists' websites and fan clubs.

In her native Britain, this partnership has helped stop tens of thousands of tickets falling into the hands of scalpers (or "touts" as they're called across the Atlantic) though this doesn't seem to have stopped it completely in America if Thursday is anything to go by.

How some fans scored tickets

The Pioneer Press reports more than 500 people waited outside Xcel to get their hands on physical copies of the tickets, and were given numbers assigning them places in the line.

Reporter Maren Longbella says she was successful by calling Ticketmaster while she waited in line.

WCCO reports many fans had trouble buying tickets, with the Ticketmaster website experiencing issues due to the huge demand for the highly-anticipated tour.

Some fans thought they had secured their seats, the TV station notes, only to be denied at the order confirmation page.

Here are some of the things Minnesota's Adele fans have been tweeting:

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