Swiftie mania has taken over Liverpool as thousands of fans descend to the city

Posted on 14 June 2024
By Kate Farley
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This article was written by both Kate Farley and Olivia Beatty.

Global superstar Taylor Swift has brought her record breaking Eras Tour to Liverpool, playing three sold out shows in Anfield.

The city has been buzzing with excitement this week as the streets fill with supporters dressed as their favourite Taylor Era’s celebrating the arrival of the woman herself.

The city has created a Taylor Trail showcasing 11 art installations dotted around the city based on each of her albums, including a Folklore piano in the Blue Coat and a Reputation throne in Liverpool One. The trail creates the perfect photo opportunities for Swifties in the city and will be running from June 8th to the 16th. With the city showcasing so much love for Taylor no wonder it has been declared ‘Loverpool’ by Taylor Nation her management on Instagram.

There are also events taking place in the city, including craft workshops in the Met Quarter where Swifties can create friendship bracelets, a token often swapped at the Era’s Tour inspired by Lyrics from You’re on Your Own, Kid. Local businesses have also hoped on the Taylor Train, Browns have created their own Taylor themed cocktails.

This isn’t Swift’s first time in the city, just last year she filmed the music video for  ‘I Can See You’ a new track from her re-release of Speak Now. It was therefore no surprise this was the first surprise song for her first show in the city.

Her first show on June 13th marked the 100th show of the tour which started back in March last year, the show broke the attendance record at Anfield, even Liverpool FC’s beloved former manager Jurgen Klopp returned to the stadium to watch the show.

The show, which people have waited years to see, didn’t disappoint and reached the high standards set from the shows in Edinburgh. Paramore kicked off the show at 18:15 before Swift began at 19:30. She performed for 3 hours and 21 minutes which included 46 songs and 16 outfit changes.

Even fans who weren’t fortunate to get tickets in what is now being described as ‘the Great War’ by swifties online, have been sitting outside Anfield to hear the songs from beyond the stadium, So whether you are attending the final show on Saturday or not, there’s still plenty to do in Loverpool.