Taylor Swift’s first Eras concert in Argentina went well, but Travis Kelce wasn’t there?

Last night, the South American leg of Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour began in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She’s performing three nights in a row in Argentina, so she has concerts at Estadio River Plate tonight and Saturday night as well. The big gossip ahead of her first show was “where is Travis Kelce?” The Kansas City Chiefs have a week off – their next game isn’t until November 20th. Outlets like NBC News and Page Six had sources claiming that Travis was absolutely going to South America to see his girlfriend’s concerts. But… he wasn’t in the audience last night in Buenos Aires.

There was a “Blank Space” in the Buenos Aires crowd Thursday night. It seems that Travis Kelce was absent from Taylor Swift’s first Eras Tour concert in Argentina, despite eagle-eyed fans searching the crowd all night.

Page Six confirmed Wednesday that Kelce would be traveling to the South American country to support the 12-time Grammy winner.

Swift still has two shows to perform in Buenos Aires on Friday and Saturday, respectively, so the NFL star still has the chance to support his girlfriend.

Although Kelce was seemingly not in attendance, Swift still put on a flawless performance in front of over 70,000 fans as she kicked off the international leg of her record-breaking tour.

An insider close to the NFL star, 34, told Page Six Wednesday that he was definitely traveling to see the pop star, 33, perform over the weekend — yet they didn’t specify which show he planned to attend.

[From Page Six]

If sources are saying “weekend,” I bet Travis makes it to the Saturday concert. I wonder if that’s what Taylor prefers as well – it’s probably quite an ordeal to get all of her concert setpieces to South America and making sure the crew and her team are all prepared and everything. She’s busy, is what I’m saying. After Saturday, Taylor doesn’t have another concert until another three-nights-in-a-row situation in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, starting November 17th. I wonder if Travis is going to spend a few days – Taylor’s “off days” – with Tay in Argentina or Brazil.

Photos courtesy of Backgrid.

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  1. Angie says:

    He was at a Patrick Mahomes Foundation event that supports thing like HBCU’s. Pretty cool actually

    • Kate says:

      Yeah I thought that was cool. Taylor sang labyrinth as a surprise song to add fuel to the rom com fire (uh oh, I’m falling in love again) so I think they’re probably fine. Rumor has it he’ll be there today, I guess we’ll find out!

    • AnneL says:

      Taylor donated something to the silent auction, so she was aware of his prior commitment I imagine.

      Maybe he’ll make it to another Argentina show.

    • Truthiness says:

      Being ride or die with Mahomes isn’t an option, that’s his quarterback. Of course he’s going to show up for the benefit and have a great time.

  2. Well he could go Saturday because the Chiefs are on their bye week . They don’t play again till the 20th so he could still get to Argentina to see her.

  3. Shawna says:

    I wouldn’t want him to be there the first night anyway. Last night before a break is more appealing.

  4. Mrs. Smith says:

    It’s such a massive undertaking to get things set up and work out any bugs on the first night back after a few weeks off. I’m sure she wanted to get this one done before Travis arrives. The review said Tay’s show was flawless, so she’s off to an excellent start!

  5. Eurydice says:

    Lol, just because he’s dating TS doesn’t mean he’s her lapdog – he’s an adult with other things in his life. And a bye week doesn’t mean vacation for football players – yes, there’s rest, but it’s also about rethinking strategies and planning for the rest of the season.

    • HeatherC says:

      Exactly. People forget that he has a job. His job may be seasonal but it’s THIS season.

    • Dee(2) says:

      Yeah I hate this sort of framing it’s just to create drama. He’s an adult with a job. People like to deride ” sportsball” but he actually has other stuff to do for prep than showing up on Sunday or Thursday. And is also a fully formed adult with other responsibilities than his girlfriend. I don’t expect to see him at everything kind of like she doesn’t have to go to every Chiefs game.

    • Pittie Mom says:

      Yeah, a lot of players take mini vacations during the week between the last game and the bye, but then they have to come back for practice, watching film, etc. They play the Eagles next (also on their bye) and that’s going to be an intense rematch from the Super Bowl. I’m betting everyone wants to bring their best going into it.

      • Truthiness says:

        And that Super Bowl was close! The Eagles have had a slightly better season so far so it’s anybody’s game.

      • Eurydice says:

        It’s going to be a monster game!

      • QuiteContrary says:

        I can’t wait for that game. Fly, Eagles, fly!

      • sunny says:

        Absolutely this. Players tend to take a few days of rest both off practice and be with loved ones because the rest of the bye is work and if it happens after the midpoint of the season, it is hugely helpful in setting a team up for late season success.

        I wonder if he flies down briefly for a short visit before he needs to be back at work. the KC offense doesn’t look great this year(thank god they have him and Mahommes) so I bet they are eager to work out some of the issues on the bye.

  6. Normades says:

    I really like his funky deconstructed blazer in that last pic. He has better style than Tay. I hope he starts dressing her lol.

  7. Cee says:

    I’m going tonight!

    • AnneL says:

      Have fun! I saw some clips from last night and looks like the crown had an absolute blast. She has some new outfits too. The pink one was a hit.

    • Kate says:

      So sorry your show was rained out, hopefully you are able to go on Sunday instead!

  8. Alicky says:

    I couldn’t stand to be in a relationship in which we were both expected to constantly watch each other at work.

  9. Plums says:

    I think it’s silly to expect an NFL player to show up at a concert over the weekend if he has to make a special trip of it during football season, even if it is the bye week. They aren’t just working on game day.

    • Slush says:

      This. And his job is physically punishing. He needs to rest up as much as possible.

    • Lucy says:

      Right. Especially on a different continent. It’s an 8ish hour flight to get there, I think, and he just came back from Germany. Two long international flights back to back when your health and endurance is a major part of your performance is a lot.

  10. Elle says:

    He will also be in a suite if / when he goes, which doesn’t mean he wouldn’t be spotted, but could easily escape detection if he so desired. That is a long way to travel for a show, especially a show in another country, mid season. Plus missing out on workouts, practice, etc. It’s about a 12-16 hour flight each way. If I’m the coach I’m telling him not to go.

  11. FancyPants says:

    I get that that it’s a new relationship and they’re smitten and all that, but didn’t we just have a story about how Taylor “understands his sleep schedule?” Taylor is an endurance athlete of a sort, to perform like that for 4 hours a night, but Travis is also a professional athlete with a lot of commitments. He just went to Europe and back- wouldn’t all this international travel interfere with his training/rest/circadian rhythm? I’m sure it’s not as bad for him as you and me trying to catch a nap in coach, but it seems like a rough two weeks for someone who has to perform on a national stage to me. (Which is not to say I’m not totally here for this to happen hahaa)

    • Kate says:

      Flying to South America from the US is significantly easier than flying to Europe IMO. The flight is longer, but there is much less of a time zone shift, so the recovery is easier. And in some cases having the longer flight means you get a proper night’s sleep on the plane, rather than getting 5-6 hours sleep on a flight to London from NYC for example and then it being daytime. But, there’s nothing like sleeping in your own bed.

  12. Twin Falls says:

    I don’t see him traveling to see her in concert until his season is over. The shitstorm it will cause if he takes two days to see her and then plays poorly or the team loses, so not worth it for him or her.

    • Abby says:

      Agreed. I think it would be wise for him not to go to her international concerts until after the season. They’re both professionals–I feel like they’ll be smart about it. There will be criticism from his side if his performance dips at all, and they’ll blame the relationship.

    • molly says:

      Exactly this. He had 14 yards last game, and the offense is barely winning games.

      I think he’d go if the concert was anywhere in North America, but a 16 hour flight (days after an 11 hour flight) is terrible optics. She’s off December and January, so they’ll likely see each other then.

      • Truthiness says:

        The 14 yards wasn’t a poor performance, the Dolphins put it in their game plan to double team and triple team him to shut him down. A player who takes that much work is creating opportunities for his teammates to be open and not covered. Their offense is struggling though. The Eagle could definitely win this next one.

      • molly says:

        @Truthiness- Ask any fantasy football owner with Travis on their team, and they A.) consider 14 yards abysmal, B.) couldn’t care less why, and C.) cursed him several times on Sunday for only getting 4.4 points.

      • Truthiness says:

        @Molly, I’m sure you’re right! His team had other opinions.

      • Agreatreckoning says:

        @Truthiness, I’m with you on this. Watched the game-we have NFL Network. Tua was our QB that week. Kelce didn’t perform abysmally. His stats were abysmal for fantasy owners. He was under double & triple team coverage. That he was able to catch 3 of 4 targets under those conditions isn’t a shame. Getting 14 yards under those conditions of being swarmed was something. Cbssports had an article about how that was pretty much the Dolphins defense game plan. Taking out Kelce was their best chance. Travis then became a decoy and blocker. Which is also part of a TE’s job.

        Mahomes only had 185 passing yards. Distributed between 11 receivers/rb’s. The leading receiver in that game wa Noah Gray, the other TE. He was 3 for 3 for 34. Context matters and fantasy football owners need to check themselves down sometimes. Rob Gronkowski, makes me laugh and also annoys me. I will never forget his, “I don’t care about your fantasy football team, baby.”.

        Gronk was a bit more gentle in this article.

        So, @molly, instead of ffl owners/managers swearing at KC’s OC or Reid, or changing game script based on what the Dolphins D was doing, they’re p*ssed at Kelce? Not very smart of them.imo. Most NFL players care about the W for their team. Kelce IS a team player.

        On a different note, the US & German national anthems before the game were very good. Seeing the 2 flags together on the field was something. Especially after the Invictus Games. It was poignant.

      • Agreatreckoning says:

        All that being said, I’m hoping those two are having a banging reunion in the Southern Hemisphere and if that pisses off haters on either side, all the better.

        *Checking for flights to Buenos Aires to bang away while knowing we could in our very own home.

    • Normades says:

      Yea I think that’s the smart thing to do.

    • SarahCS says:

      Plus, much as you may care for someone would you really want to repeatedly spend four hours watching them do the same thing?

    • Barbara says:

      He’s with her now. There are pictures of him with her in Buenos Aires.

  13. Lisa Meyrose says:

    American football fans are complaining about the attention given to these two! Enough! Play ball! We want to see the game not these two.

  14. Cee says:

    He’s just arrived in Buenos Aires. there is an electric storm, FML, I hope the show isn’t suspended

  15. J.ferber says:

    I also just read on TMZ that he has touched down in Buenos Aires. He was in the U.S. previously to support a charity event of his bestie, Patrick Mahomes.

  16. Oswin says:

    I don’t like Taylor. And I know nothing about Travis. But damn, it would be exhausting to have media analyzing every. little. detail. of their schedules or appearances to declare a relationship in trouble or whatever. People don’t have to be attached 24/7 to be in a relationship. Especially two people with wildly different jobs and work requirements.

    • Mei says:

      Agree on the media over-analyses, it’s very intense. I’m sure they want to be with each other 24/7 right now but they are both highly successful professionals and I’m sure they aren’t going to jeopardise their respective successes, so if they make decisions to travel it’s definitely with that in mind. It’s like BM’s obsession with Meghan and Harry having to be together for literally everything or their relationship is imploding lol.

      • Oswin says:

        Really, though! I can’t imagine that kind of scrutiny. I’ve been married 17 years, together 20, and the number of times I forget to put in my wedding ring before heading out is not even funny. If I were a public person, I’m sure the tabloids would’ve had me declared divorced dozens of times by now.

        Just let people live, dang.