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Taylor Swift Thanks Fans Following First UK Gigs

Taylor Swift Thanks Fans Following Emotional First UK Gigs In Edinburgh
Taylor Swift Thanks Fans Following Emotional First UK Gigs In Edinburgh (Photo via-Instagram)

Taylor Swift took to social media for the first time on Monday, after performing three consecutive nights at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh.

The singer, 34, shared a selection of images from the three nights and wrote that she was ‘blown away’ by the experience.

Taylor Swift also wrote an emotional caption filled with gratitude for her fans, with her declaring her love for all 220,000 of them.

The singer penned: ‘Edinburgh!!! You truly blew me away this weekend. Thank you for breaking the all-time attendance record for a stadium show in Scotland 3 times in a row and for all the ways you made us feel right at home. 

‘Love you, all 220,000 of you!!!’

Her words came after she was forced to halt her show over the three days that she performed in the Scottish capital. 

During night two, Taylor looked out for her fans throughout the show – asking stadium staff to help out.

She noticed fans needed help during a performance of her song All Too Well. 

‘We need some help over there please,’ she said pointing to the crowd. 

Then during her song Betty, Taylor stopped mid-word to point again to the crowd and say: ‘We need some help right there.’ 

The third  time of the night was when Taylor was singing The Smallest Man Who Ever Lived. 

Taylor Swift kicked off the UK leg of her sellout Eras Tour in style in Edinburgh with a flawless three-and-a-half-hour showstopper of a performance in which she told screaming fans: ‘What a way to welcome a lass to Scotland.’

The megastar drove fans wild on Friday night as she emerged at Murrayfield Stadium in her signature blue and gold sequined leotard following a riotous warm-up from American pop-punk band Paramore.

Over the course of 46 songs, Taylor Swift shook off a cramp in her hand, witnessed a live proposal, gifted a fan her hat and in between those events found time for an almost insurmountable 12 costume changes.

Among the outfits were including a double-breasted black and gold pinstripe blazer dress, a white Vivienne Westwood dress and a stunning lilac gown complete with train.

Fans queued for hours – some as early as 3am – in order to be the first inside for the gig, which kicked off following Paramore’s set at exactly 7.18pm.

Excitement built to fever pitch with a two-minute countdown on the big screen before Taylor finally emerged from a stage, which rose dramatically into the air in the middle of the stadium to hysterical screams from fans.

Taylor Swift started out with 2019 tune Miss Americana and the Heartbreak Prince. And as she took in the adoration of thousands of fans she had in the palm of her hand, she almost seemed overwhelmed by the response.

Between songs, she paused to tell them: ‘What a way to welcome a lass to Scotland… you’ve gone and made me feel so amazing… You’ve got me feeling really, really powerful.’ Towards the end, she vowed: ‘We have to do this again.’

She told the crowd: ‘I have not been in Scotland for almost a decade now.

And I was wondering what it was going to be like when we go back to visit there, how are they going to be as a crowd and, do you know what, you kind of answered me before I even got on stage.

‘I had someone pull me aside and say, “Hey, we’ve checked this 20 times and we swear… tonight’s concert is the most highly attended stadium show in Scottish history.”‘

And in a nod to her Scottish audience, she gave backing dancer Kameron Saunders the opportunity to say ‘Nae chance!’ as she performed We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together. 

She later drove the native fans wild after telling them lockdown-era album Folklore was inspired by their home country.

In remarks reported by BBC News, she said: ‘There was so much TV, so much white wine, covered in cat hair. That was my reality. So I thought, ‘I’m going to create an imaginary world and escape into it’.

‘That was Folklore, and it was probably based online of videos I’ve seen of Scotland.’

She also told the adoring crowd earlier in the show: ‘My biggest regret is that I should have played in Scotland more. I should have brought every tour to Scotland. I can’t stop looking at the crowd…it’s captivating.’

The show was packed with epic moments, not least when one romantic took the opportunity to write their own Love Story by proposing to their partner at the show, catching the singer’s eye. 

She told the crowd: ‘I’m pretty sure someone just got engaged right now. They did! That’s amazing. That’s huge!’ 

All those crammed inside the stadium raised their arms into the air and activated special wristbands which sparkled whenever Taylor began singing.

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