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Taylor Swift Returns to Madrid’s Bernabéu

Swift-mania shows no signs of slowing down as European fans await Eras Tour shows for 2024
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Abby Langton
A Taylor Swift fan at SLU Madrid has the poster and a ticket from an Eras Tour concert in July.

Global popstar Taylor Swift has finished her 2023 Eras Tour, leaving some fans frustrated by difficulties finding tickets. But Swifties in Madrid will have another chance: Swift will be playing the Santiago Bernabéu on May 30 as part of her 2024 European tour.

Brioney Redmond, 21, became a fan of Swift’s in 2021. From England but now residing in Madrid, Redmond was unable to attend any of the European shows.

“I’ve never seen her in concert and I’m not going to the Eras Tour sadly,” Redmond said. “I found it pretty challenging to try and get tickets. The link I had to purchase the tickets was sent to spam, so I missed the opportunity.”

Redmond is not the only fan to miss out on tickets. When Eras Tour tickets went on date on November 15 of 2022, Ticketmaster crashed, preventing many fans from purchasing. As the website slowly came back online many fans missed out on purchasing tickets for the show.

Resale prices for the show have also been inaccessible for most fans. The Business Insider reports that the average resale ticket price is $3,801. They note that this is a 2,321% increase from the Reputation tour.

Ernesto Lange, 20, has been a fan of Swift since 2012 and he also failed to secure tickets. Lange finds the size and the demand of the tour to be limiting.

“I’m really happy for her as an artist but it also makes it harder for fans to get tickets so it’s a double edged sword,” said Lange.

Ariana Castillo, 22, attended the Kansas City Eras Tour in July of 2023.

“Luckily my friend had gotten tickets during the presale, but she had to stay in the waiting line on Ticketmaster for hours,” said Castillo. “I’m grateful she waited as the show was incredible. Taylor didn’t stop! The show lasted over three hours and I was exhausted by the end. I don’t know how she does it.”

Swift continues to make headlines. This December, she was named Time magazine’s Person of the Year. In the interview for the award, Swift addressed the show’s long run time.

“I can barely speak because I’ve been singing for three shows straight,” Swift said. “Every time I go to take a step my feet go crunch, crunch, crunch from dancing in heels,” she added in the Time magazine interview.

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Abby Langton
Abby Langton, Editor-in-Chief
Abby Langton, a senior and communication major, is the Editor-in-Chief of The NewSLU. She has covered hard news, features and sports.

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