In a unique and enthusiastic display of affection, the city of Glendale, Arizona temporarily changed its name to "Swift City" to celebrate the start of Taylor Swift's "The Eras Tour". This historic event began on March 17th at State Farm Stadium in Arizona and marks the first time a female artist has sold out two shows at the venue on a single tour.
City Officials Celebrate in Style
Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers, who declared himself a "Mayor Swiftie," expressed his excitement for the tour in a pun-filled statement, saying, "There is no need to calm down, we’re fearless and doing something highly unusual to celebrate the fact that Taylor’s concerts start right here!" The mayor took to Twitter to share an official request filled with lyrics from the famous singer, and he and other city officials were seen wearing "Welcome to Swift City" T-shirts at a press conference.
Encouraging Swifties to Share Their Smiles
The city of Glendale encouraged Swifties to share their excitement on social media platforms, with the official proclamation reading, "Swifties are encouraged to share their smiles 'that could light up this whole town' on social media platforms because 'the best people in life are free.'
Taylor Swift Continues Her Journey
Taylor Swift's "The Eras Tour" will continue through August, with stops in cities like Houston, Nashville, Chicago, and Los Angeles. She will be accompanied by talented artists such as Muna, Gayle, Phoebe Bridgers, Haim, and Gracie Abrams on select dates throughout her journey.
Taylor Swift is one of the most successful musicians of all time, known for her confessional and storytelling-style songwriting. Throughout her career, she has received numerous accolades, including 10 Grammy Awards, an American Music Award, a Brit Award, an Billboard Music Award, and an Emmy.
She is also known for her philanthropic efforts, including her support of education, disaster relief, and LGBTQ+ rights. Her impact on the music industry and pop culture has been immense, making her a role model for many and solidifying her place as a true icon.