Travis Kelce Praises 'Shake It Off' at 'New Heights' Event

University event blends charity, family, and university spirit

by Zain ul Abedin
Travis Kelce Praises 'Shake It Off' at 'New Heights' Event
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Travis Kelce, the celebrated Kansas City Chiefs tight end, revealed his favorite Taylor Swift song during a fun-filled segment at the "New Heights" live show on April 11. The event, held at the Fifth Third Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio, saw Kelce energetically dancing and singing along to Swift's hit "Shake It Off," much to the delight of the audience.

The three-time Super Bowl champion shouted his love for the song into the microphone, proclaiming it as one of his top picks, eliciting a wave of cheers from the crowd. This heartwarming moment at the live podcast, hosted by Travis and his brother Jason Kelce, underscored his admiration for Swift’s music and his broader musical tastes.

In an earlier interview with Entertainment Tonight, Travis shared that Swift's tracks are staples in his everyday playlist. This highlights his eclectic taste in music, which ranges from nostalgic school band tunes like Outkast’s "SpottieOttieDopaliscious" to rap classics like "Duffle Bag Boy" by Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz.

His diverse music selection reflects his dynamic and vibrant personality, resonating well with his fans on and off the field.

Alumni Weekend Highlights

The "New Heights" show, originally planned for Nippert Stadium but moved indoors due to weather concerns, turned into a memorable night that entertained and supported a good cause.

A portion of the ticket sales was donated to Cincy Reigns, a program designed to provide financial aid to athletes at the University of Cincinnati. While it remains unconfirmed whether Taylor Swift attended the show, the Kelce brothers were supported by their parents and Jason's wife, Kylie.

The event was part of the University of Cincinnati’s Alumni Weekend, celebrating the university's significant impact on the brothers’ lives. Travis and Jason Kelce, both university alumni and former Cincinnati Bearcats football players, expressed their excitement about bringing their podcast to such a meaningful event.

"New Heights," launched in 2022, has quickly risen in popularity, recently securing the Podcast of the Year award at the iHeartRadio Podcast Awards. This gathering not only highlighted the Kelce family's strong ties with the University of Cincinnati community but also showcased Travis’s genuine enthusiasm for music and family, making it a standout event of the Alumni Weekend.

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