Taylor Swift postpones Brazil Eras tour following death of fan

Taylor Swift began the South American leg of her Eras Tour last weekend in Argentina. The next day, Travis Kelce flew down to see her and Taylor ended up rain-checking that night’s show due to, well, rain. She said on Twitter “I love a rain show but I’m never going to endanger my fans or my fellow performers and crew. We’ve rescheduled tonight’s Buenos Aires show for Sunday due to the weather being so truly chaotic it would be unsafe to try and put on this concert.” And so it went. After a quick zip back to NYC, Taylor traveled back down for three Rio de Janeiro shows. Much of Brazil was under severe heat advisory last week, with temperatures at times exceeding 100 F. Tragically, one young fan lost her life due to the extreme heat at Friday’s show. Ana Clara Benevides Machado was 23 years old. After commenting on Instagram that she was “shattered” by the death, Taylor took to Instagram again on Saturday, hours before showtime, to announce she was canceling due to the heat.

On Saturday, the pop superstar shared an Instagram Story, notifying her followers that her second of three Eras Tour concerts at Estadio Nilton Santos in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, will not go on as planned.

The decision, which Swift wrote was a result of the “extreme temperatures in Rio,” comes a day after an attendee died ahead of Swift’s Friday concert.

“I’m writing this from my dressing room in the stadium,” Swift shared to her Instagram Story in a hand-written note Saturday. “The decision has been made to postpone tonight’s show due to the extreme temperatures in Rio.”

“The safety and well being of my fans, fellow performers and crew has to and will always come first.”

While Swift’s announcement did not specify a new date for her Saturday show, event organizer Time for Fun revealed in a later statement that the show has been rescheduled to Monday, with all tickets to Saturday’s performance remaining valid for the new date.

The postponement follows Swift’s previous Instagram Story, where she revealed that her heart was “shattered” by the death of a fan on Friday.

Time for Fun shared in a post on X, formerly Twitter, that 23-year-old Ana Clara Benevides Machado had died after feeling unwell at the venue. According to the post, which was shared in Portuguese, first responders attended to Benevides Machado and she died after being transferred to the local Salagdo Filfo Hospital.

“I can’t believe I’m writing these words, but it’s with a shattered heart that I say we lost a fan earlier tonight before my show,” Swift wrote on Friday.

“I can’t even tell you how devastated I am by this,” she added. “There’s very little information I have other than the fact she was so incredibly beautiful and far too young.”

[From People]

A local Brazilian paper, Folha De S Paulo, says that Ana Clara Benevides Machado arrived at the venue at 11am, and passed out shortly before the show’s 7:30pm start time. While the temperature was technically about 102 F that day, factoring in the humidity means that at times it felt like 138 F. Pivotally, Time for Fun apparently had a ban on bringing water bottles in, despite the extreme heat. Lots of videos have circulated this weekend of Taylor directing organizers to get water to fans clearly in need — I wonder if she was aware that the very same organizers had banned the water bottles on their way in? Temperatures went down enough that Taylor resumed performing on Sunday, but the Brazilian government still ordered Time for Fun to allow fans to bring their own water bottles into the venue. Time for Fun has additionally said it would provide free water at lines and all entryways moving forward. Thanks, Time for Fun, but all this should have been set in motion on Friday when 60,000+ people were assembled in 140 F heat. Concert organizers should know this. (And let’s face it, severe weather will likely be around for a while.)

Ana Clara Benevides Machado was very excited to get on a plane to see her first Taylor Swift concert. Our thoughts and sympathies are with her family.

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56 Responses to “Taylor Swift postpones Brazil Eras tour following death of fan”

  1. Immaculate Misconception says:

    This is utterly heartbreaking. No one should lose their life trying to see their favorite performer. I hope the owners of the venue pay for this senseless loss.

    • Aardvark Hoover says:

      It’s heartbreaking and so unnecessary. What kind of utter scoundrels would deny water to people waiting 8h in searing heat? I hope that the poor young woman’s family file a lawsuit.
      Water, clean water, is a fundamental human right. The organisers are monsters.

  2. Normades says:

    So very sad. I feel awful for the family.

  3. Tary says:

    Although I know it’s not Taylor’s fault, I was disappointed to see that she didn’t even mention the girls name at the concert on Sunday. Sure, she said she wouldn’t be able to speak on it because she was sad… But I mean… some kind of acknowledge / tribute could have been made. Not saying anything left a weird taste in my mouth. I wonder if the same would be true if a North American fan had died…

    • SH says:

      Every fan knew that Taylor did make an acknowledgement. She sang a particular song Bigger Than the Whole Sky that is about grieving unexpected death or loss. It is believed to be inspired by one of her best friends losing a child late in pregnancy. It is a song that people who have a miscarriage or the death of a child feel deeply. She was not expected to ever play in concert due to the subject matter. If you look up videos of the song you can hear the stadium crying because everyone knew what was the intention behind the song.

      • Miranda says:

        I think that playing that particular song was the most respectful way to acknowledge the fan, anyway. Perhaps the victim’s name may have been reported by that point, but not publicly confirmed? Or considering how every single thing related to Taylor blows up, maybe she just wanted to contact the girl’s family first, and/or give her loved ones at least a little time to grieve privately before being bombarded with attention. Even condolences could be overwhelming for a family who just lost a daughter/sister/friend.

      • Tary says:

        Just singing a song with deep meaning to her hardcore fans is not enough. Writing a note in a story (gone in 24 hours) is not enough. There is no excuse no to be silent at this moment. Ana Benevides deserved better. I’m sure Taylor was in pain and I can empathize with that, but this was handed poorly.

    • Lili says:

      Here’s a (horrible, but anyway) thought. If Taylor had made a bigger tribute, along with naming that fan, it might have caught the attention of fans/people who are dealing with mental illness. If you’ve had thoughts of ending your life, and see a way where you might simultaneously catch the attention of your idol, and get a post-humous shoutout from stage…? I can see that this was a fine line for Taylor to have to tread.

    • MY3CENTS says:

      Could this have been somehow connected to legal reasons? I’m sure legally this is the venue’s fault but even so? Just wondering.

      • Tary says:

        Probably. I saw a video from a PR strategist analyzing the ways in which her note in Instagram stories tried to distance herself from the whole situation.

      • Sammie says:

        I think it was for legal reasons too. Not to mention, this isn’t actually Taylor’s fault but if she apologizes or acts like it is (which she probably does feel guilty) then people will try to sue her, etc. The venue effed up the entire situation by not handing out water that TAYLOR’S TEAM PROVIDED. Closing the vents. Not getting to people fast enough. Even on Saturday when the new ‘rules’ were put in place-the venue STILL wasn’t doing their part which is why I think Taylor canceled that show. She was even handing out water on Friday. If she never tours in Brazil again, I will not be surprised.

    • Emily says:

      Taylor acknowledged Ana in a note and with a song. I’m sure there will be more acknowledgements but she had a concert to play and it was all very emotionally raw. Knowing Taylor, it is very likely she is going to pay for the family’s expenses for moving the body and funeral.

      • Tary says:

        Well, she didn’t. The Brazilian fans did a piggy bank and helped Ana’s mother to pay for bringing the body home. Taylor’s team didn’t even reach out. Midia coverage from North American has been incredibly short sighted in this matter (and we know why).

    • Jeanette says:

      Taylor specifically said in her IG post that she would not address the matter during the next concert because it was so upsetting.

    • Lucy says:

      And if she HAD said her name on stage, people would be accusing her of just trying to get attention or make it all about her. Can’t win.

    • Cass says:

      I really doubt that anything she did do would be enough for people like you. You don’t get to dictate how she grieves in front of the world. Everyone else gets to grieve in private

    • VilleRose says:

      While the fan’s death due to the extreme heat is tragic, it isn’t Taylor’s fault. Also if Taylor acknowledged the fan’s death during the concert, it could open the door to other fan acknowledgements during concerts. Swifties are a weird, obsessive, and possessive bunch. The fan’s brother (I think?) was saying odd things like he wanted his sister’s photo projected on the stage during the concert, I can’t find the article anymore where I read that but I thought that such a strange request to make public and to ask Taylor to do. It’s tragic she died but Taylor also had no obligation whatsoever to turn her concert into a memorial concert to the deceased fan. She wrote a note on her Instagram acknowledging the tragic situation, it’s clear she was very affected by it. That was enough. Plus it seems she sang a song from her repertoire touching upon the themes of death and loss.

    • talia says:

      Ive seen complaints suggesting a pic of Ana should have put on the screen or some such thing. That would have been classless and predatory. Swift acknowledged the loss in a way everyone understood without taking advantage of that young girl’s memory. Not sure why a North American fan should be treated differently?

  4. Pittie Mom says:

    There are rumors (just rumors, I want to emphasize) that the venue blocked ventilation grates around the stadium to prevent anyone outside from seeing the show. If true, that’s absolutely criminal.

    How devastating that we’re seeing real life examples of the impact of global warming/boiling in instances like this. I went to a show a few years ago where the venue was outdoors with no shade and I got physically ill. My friends bought bottles of water from concessions and poured them over me. I’ll never do that again.

    • Concern Fae says:

      Different people have different ways of reacting to and coping with traumatic situations. Reacting negatively to someone who doesn’t behave the same way you would in a given situation is profoundly ungenerous.

      Also, it’s important in these situations to realize that people are not getting the same information you are. Sometimes they have a lot more knowledge of what is actually going on. Other times what they are being told is either not true, the best information available at the time, or from someone trying to cover up their own mistakes.

      This situation isn’t even close to being resolved.

    • sevenblue says:

      There is a disturbing video of Taylor towards the end of the concert, having difficulty to breath. People always say the global warming will only affect the poor, the rich will continue their life as it is. However, the global warming affects the air itself, Taylor has never used her platform to advocate for it and has multiple private jets, using them like taxi for years, renting them to make money. At the end of the day, everyone of us needs to breath, it is going to be worse according to the climate scientists. I hope she realized that her billions of dollars won’t protect her if the planet she is living on turns into hell.

      • Shawna says:

        With the other date pushed back because of extreme weather, I’m hoping that Taylor Swift reporter will write an article about the effects of climate change on concerts.

      • Tary says:

        When Taylor left Buenos Aires, in Argentina by private jet to spend something like 3 days in New York and then come to Brazil… which is like RIGHT NEXT to Argentina, I thought WTF? I don’t think anyone should have a jet, but if you have one, can you at least use it in a minimum responsible way?
        But that’s the thing: the rich don’t think they’ll face the same consequences. Taylor isn’t responsible for climate change, but it does make you think how it directed impacted a fan’s death. It goes to show the consequences are coming for us all. And while we peasants are down here recycling and turning the tap water when we brush our teeth, the billionaires are flying with their jets without a worry in mind.

      • Twin Falls says:

        “And while we peasants are down here recycling and turning the tap water when we brush our teeth, the billionaires are flying with their jets without a worry in mind.”

        Yes, this is pretty much the sad state of things.

      • Emily says:

        Yes, Taylor has personal responsibility to limit her emissions, the big climate change story here is seeing how capitalism/corporations tried to maximize profits in the face of climate change. Humanity will never take action required to stop warming when there’s a dollar to be made.

    • Ostin says:

      (Longtime Brazilian lurker here – I used ChatGPT to correct and translate some parts so I apologize in advance.)

      Not rumors, @Pittie Mom. Several Brazilian newspapers reported what happened.

      T4F blocked the ventilation ducts not to prevent people outside the stadium from seeing the show but so that they wouldn’t hear the sold-out concert. Additionally, they protected the grass with metal panels – there are reports of second-degree burns in people who fell and touched the panels.

      In summary, a crowded stadium, a ban on bringing water bottles, 200ml cold water cups sold at absurd prices and in limited quantities, insufficient hydration points for the number of attendees with water served at room temperature, blocked ventilation ducts, and metal panels on the ground. As Kaiser pointed out, the temperature was approximately 43°C/109.4°F with a heat index of 60°C/140°F.

      To add salt to the injury, the T4F medical team administered clonazepam to fans seeking help, assuming it was an anxiety attack or drug use rather than excessive heat.

      Yes, T4F’s actions were indeed criminal.

      • Normades says:

        Wow. That is indeed criminal and inhumane. How greedy and irresponsible can a company be…I hope they get sued and pay dearly for their crimes.

      • Pittie Mom says:

        Thank you for the info, Ostin, and omg that’s even more horrifying. What a dystopian capitalist nightmare for the fans who were trapped inside. Who cares if someone outside can HEAR the songs? Her concerts will sell out no matter what.

  5. ML says:

    My heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Ana Clara Benevides Machado, a young woman who lost her life too soon.

  6. Birte says:

    Sevenblue, I want to like your comment a 1000 times.

    This exactly. Douglas Rushkoff has written about tech guys who prepare for the worst of climate change with bunkers in New Zealand. And those people are still going to need somebody who cleans the pool, fixes their air conditioner when it breaks down. Depend on lines of production, for food, technology… Wealth won’t protect anyone.

    I can never read an article about Taylor without thinking about her private plane use (why zip around all of the time?) and her contribution to climate change. And yes, I know. She’s just one citizen. But she could use this to learn and to speak out.

  7. Livee says:

    The ban of bottled water in events like these is criminal. Also, they maybe need to look in how to stop fans from camping outside the doors for hours/days, by the time they go in, they are already tired and dehydrated.

    Taylor’s reaction on this was weird. While the note was nice, postponing the show just hours before is very bad for the fans that flew there especially for it and were already camping out. Plus, the victim’s family was not reached out at all and the fans were the ones that had to make a piggy bank to send her body back to her family (she lived in another state, quite far)

    I guess the only silver lining are all the laws being passed in Brazil now after this, but horrible that someone so young had to die to start limiting the actions of organization agencies like this

    • Abby says:

      I read in several places that Taylor’s team was trying to postpone the concert much earlier but the venue refused.

    • Kate says:

      I think that’s why the cancellation happens so late, because artists do their best to accommodate the original date and time that was set knowing that people have banked on that day. But when it becomes unsafe, especially when someone has already died from unsafe conditions, at some point they have to make a call. With reports that it felt like 138 degrees the day she cancelled, and given the horror stories from the day before, that absolutely feels like the right call.

      • AnneL says:

        She knew fans would be angry if she called it off. And they were. People were posting really nasty and even threatening things after the postponement was announced. I know that was partly because it happened so late in the day, but still. It was a Lose/Lose situation.

  8. AnneL says:

    It was such a sad, tragic death and so avoidable.

    I watched some clips of the shows on a live feed and was following the story over the past few days, so I want to break down what happened to clarify some things.

    On Friday night, Taylor stopped a few times to remind people to hydrate and to instruct people to bring water to fans. Eventually she even took a bottle and threw it out to a group who had been calling for it. She seemed worried/stressed about it and IMO a little angry too. She herself was sweating a lot, bright red all over at one point (which can be a sign of impending heat stroke), and struggling to breath. She tried to hide it but people caught it in clips from some angles.

    The stadium staff had been told not to pass out water. Some of her team members were passing out water they had brought even when they were told to stop doing it by the venue employees. One guy named “Dustin” got a picture and a couple of mentions on Twitter as having passed out hundreds of bottles. I think he is on her security team.

    Apparently she wanted to postpone the Saturday and Sunday shows until next week after the Sao Paolo shows, but the venue pushed back. There was probably a lot of legal wrangling happening behind the scenes, which also involved the city’s Mayor. There are contracts and regulations involved, and the artist doesn’t have sole authority over it.

    The venue promised to make changes, including opening the vents and allowing fans to bring in their own water. But when the fans who had been waiting in line all day were finally admitted to the stadium, they started tweeting out that the venue had NOT allowed them to bring in their own water as promised.

    Taylor released a short statement from her dressing room postponing the show not long after the stadium had mostly filled. It was even hotter than the previous day, and now the venue had reneged on its promise to allow fans to bring water. It would have been best to postpone earlier in the day, but they didn’t have all the facts until it was late in the game.

    By yesterday the weather had cooled, rain was predicted (it rained the whole show basically), and the venue together I think with the city, Taylor’s team and even Brazilian Swifties (who arranged for big trucks of water to be brought to waiting fans) had worked together to fix things. Water and paper fans were handed out and people were allowed to bring in their bottles.

    As for not saying anything directly about Ana during the show, I think that might have been for legal reasons but it was probably due to a lot of factors. It is true that “Bigger Than The Whole Sky” was a song her die-hard fans believe to be about a miscarriage, and one they had not expected her to ever sing live. But they speculated she might do it as a tribute to Ana and it seems like she did.

    I’m sorry to go on for so long, but I wanted to get the full picture out there. I understand why people criticize Taylor for using private jets so much. She didn’t need to go home between Argentina and Brazil IMO. That said, what happened in Rio wasn’t her fault. She tried to fix it, and made decisions based on fan safety. But she couldn’t keep them safe by herself; she needed a trustworthy partner and the venue didn’t prove to be one until it was too late.

    I’m not sure why Ana’s family was still in need of money to get her home at the point they gave her interview. Taylor has proven to be very generous and I am sure she would donate herself to make that happen. It might just not have happened yet due to all of the other things happening surrounding the shows.

    She’s only human and I’m sure she was sincerely gutted by what happened.

    • sevenblue says:

      @AnneL, there is no doubt she is trying to protect herself legally by not naming the fan during concert or on social media & by distancing herself saying it happened before her concert even though her friend in the concert refuted that and said she died during Taylor’s set. What boggles my mind, Taylor is now beyond rich, she is a billionaire. How much does she plan to hoard by not helping a fan who died in her concert? Even if her family sues Taylor personally (which I doubt, because the concert conditions would be on production team), it wouldn’t even make a taint on her wealth, it wouldn’t be more than one-day interest earning on her bank account. Taylor always makes statements about how much she cares about her fans. Well, her fan’s dead body is sent to her family thanks to swifties who gathered together and organized for donation to the family. That’s the latest info out there. I don’t know, something really happens to people when they collect too much money I guess. Tolkien would describe it as “dragon sickness” when dwarves got too greedy with their golds, corrupted with their wealth, and hoarding takes a hold of them. That’s what I see when billionaires get so afraid to lose even a little of their wealth.

      • AnneL says:

        I do think she should help Ana’s family or do something to honor her, like giving money to the school where she was studying. Yes, it’s possible she is trying to separate herself from the matter so the narrative of “Taylor Swift’s negligence causes a fan to die at her concert” doesn’t take hold. Because (a) it really wasn’t her fault and (b) no public person wants that following them the rest of their lives.

        This was nothing like the Travis Scott concert, which happened ten minutes from where I live. Fans were being crushed in view of the stage, people were trying to get his attention and he didn’t say or do anything. Now, that tragedy was largely the fault of the venue too. I’m not putting it all on him. But Taylor saw the fans calling for water (or at least she was alerted to it) and she said something several times and even threw out water to them. She had her team pass out water (which they brought) because the venue staff wasn’t doing it.She wasn’t ignoring it.

        Also, while Ana did pass early in the show, it’s not like they were aware of what had happened because she was taken to the hospital and died either there or en route. Taylor probably didn’t find out until after the show.

        I doubt not wanting to part with a few million of her dollars is the issue here. She has been very generous with her crew, giving them huge bonuses, as she can afford to. I think this is more about her reputation and the potential stigma than anything else. Also, if we’re talking about greed? The venue closed he the vent so that people couldn’t hear a free concert! It was monstrous.

      • Tary says:

        Thank you for that!! I am so angry at this situation and the way international sites are covering this debacle. The fact that the body had to be sent home by the Brazilian fans organizing donations is wild! This is all so perverse and seeing people bending over backwards to protect their fave is very odd! The fact that no one pointed out that the info about the girl dying before the concert was untrue is also very weird.

      • sevenblue says:

        @AnneL, I don’t know why you are talking about Travis. I am not saying that Taylor did anything wrong (unlike Travis) or she has a legal obligation here. Matter of the fact is that there are many positive headlines in America right now about how sweet it is that Taylor is singing one of her songs in the memory of Ana, while Taylor isn’t saying sh*t clearly to protect herself, not helping, in any way, Ana’s family. Her own fans organized to crowdfund for the family and Taylor, as a billionaire with a professional team, cannot reach out to them? I am no way saying she should personally call them or anything. It must be very emotional for her, but she can get her team to send flowers, to pay funeral costs or something. Ana was still her fan who died in her concert, like it isn’t that hard to reach out to her family and ask if they need something. Her own fans did that in 48 hours.

        I am also aware, this isn’t like her. She donated to a lot of places during her tour in America, paid a lot to her team after the success of the tour. So, what is happening here? I don’t know, but this isn’t right, that I am sure of. I hope she gets it together and does the right thing.

      • Kate says:

        Taylor gives a lot of money to help fans in need, but Taylor herself is always quiet about it. We only hear about it after the fact because the recipient chooses to disclose that they received however much from Taylor for whatever reason. I imagine it takes time to get the relevant information and take action, and then it may take more time for that to get released. Probably especially in this case when there may be legal aspects at play and the woman’s family is in mourning and dealing with funeral logistics. Maybe Taylor won’t do anything, although that honestly would surprise me, but I don’t think there has been enough time since what happened to be so certain that she has not/is not doing anything to support or help the family.

      • sevenblue says:

        @Kate, in this case Ana’s family disclosed that Taylor’s team didn’t contact them or offer any help. We all know, Taylor donated a lot through years, but Ana’s family couldn’t afford to bring their daughter’s body to home. That’s why swifties in Brazil crowdfunded the money, so her family could bury their daughter. All I see, the excuses from swifties about the legal part of this. Like, who cares if Taylor would risk to lose a few millions when a family can’t afford to bury their kid? What more information would her team need? She has all the mainstream media in her fist, praising her singing a song without even mentioning her name. How does that make any sense to you?

      • Kate says:

        @sevenblue my point is that she may not have taken action the day after it happened, but that doesn’t mean she isn’t going to or hasn’t put things in motion to send them support. I think all of that takes more than a day or two to organize, especially when you are dealing with logistics, grief, and potentially legal liability in a foreign country, and you also have two more concerts to perform and are trying to make sure nothing like that happens again when conditions are still bad. In other words, I think it’s reasonable to give it a week before declaring that she hasn’t and will not try to support the family in any way, that’s all. You seem to disagree and think that all these things can be done instantaneously and that’s fine, I just don’t think that’s realistic. Like you, I would expect her to support the family in some way, and I will be disappointed if she ultimately doesn’t. I’m just willing to give it a few more days than you are before being disappointed I guess.

      • Miranda says:

        I think that it needs to be pointed out that the legal aspects of all this don’t just come down to a simple matter of Taylor trying to avoid parting with what would be, to her, a trivial amount of money. Whatever happens in this case will likely have an impact on the venue, the promoters, and even other artists — most of whom will not have Taylor’s financial resources — who perform in Brazil in the future. Ana’s death was a terrible tragedy, emotions are running high, and it’s natural for people to want an immediate response from Taylor, but It’s not greedy or callous of her to fully consider the ramifications of saying or doing anything in a foreign country where she and her representatives are not familiar with the law.

    • Sammie says:


      I think the reason she isn’t saying anything is pretty obvious? She could get sued because donating money and calling them to apologize or anything can be used as an admission of guilt. Taylor isn’t stupid and she isn’t a bad person-she is just a person who is going to listen to her lawyers and PR first. The venue could try to get out of admitting fault by saying “she gave the family money, clearly she knows she’s the guilty party here”

      • sevenblue says:

        @Sammie, she doesn’t need to apologize? She doesn’t even need to make a call herself, her team can reach out to the family and ask if they need anything, like swifties there did. I understand from hundreds of comments from swifties, it is not legally sound to reach out to them. That’s what I’m saying, she is a billionaire. She can afford whatever she wants to do. Does she care more about her money or her fans, who at the end of the day contributed to her enormous wealth? Like, it isn’t Sophie’s choice. It is mind boggling how little her fans expect from this wealthy lady.

    • bisynaptic says:

      Thank you for this extremely thoughtful post.

  9. bettyrose says:

    I passed on going to a massive music festival in LA this weekend featuring some of my all time favorite bands. Seeing the pictures, I believe I made the right decision (I bet some of you were there, and I’m not gonna lie that I’m envious, but that crowd . . .) Concert promoters are for profit, and the staff employed by the venues are generally not trained in emergency preparedness. It’s one thing to see a show in an established music venue with limited capacity, but mega shows are a risk, especially if the conditions are not what the staff usually work with.

    I feel horrible for the fan and her loved ones, and I respect how Taylor has handled it from what I know of the response.

  10. Sof says:

    Small correction, the show in Argentina wasn’t cancelled due to rain, it was an electric storm and the whole floor of the stage is made of led lights making it completely unsafe under those circumstances. Also, some of the fans waiting in line that day needed medical assistancy as they were suffering from hypothermia! And broken limbs.
    As for the Brazil shows, it’s obvious that there is a lot more brewing behind the scenes, she and her team are definitely fighting with the organization.

  11. AC says:

    This is very sad and absurd the fans weren’t allowed to bring their own water to the concert- not Taylor’s fault of course. The venue should have allowed it as they know there’s going to be a lot of people and the excessive weather.
    What I didn’t like about some of Taylor’s extreme fans this weekend(not all her fans are like this but can’t deny she has a few extreme fandom(maybe even MAGAs)), that they posted death threats on Twitter aiming at Olivia as she went to a USC football game and thought she’s copying Taylor. Or maybe trying to deflect the incident in Latin America. That was disgusting and sick.

    • sevenblue says:

      Some of Taylor’s fans are obsessed with Olivia. It is very disturbing to see their comments even in this blog whenever there is an Olivia article. Olivia is deliberately very low-key on her second album cycle, still some swifties leave hundreds of comments on any post about Olivia on tiktok, twitter, even on reddit. Taylor made it clear in one of her songs, she is afraid that a younger artist will replace her someday, so swifties are behaving as an extension of her insecurities. Taylor saw Olivia as a threat, so they are after her until they make peace. After that, they are gonna find another target.

  12. olliesmom says:

    I’m surprised that the same didn’t happen to a fan or fans in the US this summer at some of her stadium shows. Many parts of the US had 100 degree and over days.

  13. phlyfiremama says:

    The venue and show promoters are TOTALLY in the wrong here, not Taylor or her team. She had NOTHING to do with the decisions being made about not allowing water in OR selling it at very high prices. She had NOTHING to do with the climate changing, or the excessive heat or humidity. She had NOTHING to do with the grates being closed and blocked, and she had NOTHING to do with this fan deciding to see her show. The fan showed up at 11 am on a very hot & humid day, with no plans in place for water or food, all for a concert that started in another 8 hours. The family, while certainly grieving, went straight to the press…why, exactly?

    • Innie says:

      She’s certainly not the only contributor, but Taylor Swift has a much higher carbon footprint than normal people. She uses private jets constantly. It’s simply inaccurate to say that she has nothing to do with climate change.

      • phlyfiremama says:

        Nah, boo, you are going after the wrong target on climate change. Look at the corporations and legislators gutting clean air & water regulations. Look at large chemical companies, with massive amounts of pollution but very few consequences for releasing those pollutants into air, earth, and water. Taylor not using private jets is like us not using straws, as a comparison of consequences to climate change.

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