Edinburgh police make no arrests on first night of sell-out Taylor Swift show

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Police in Edinburgh made 'no arrests' during night one of Taylor Swift's sell-out gigs at Murrayfield Stadium.

Swifties have been hailed by the force for the way 70,000+ fans conducted themselves on Friday night, June 7, in what was the first of three consecutive shows at the West End venue.

As the Record reports, officers who were drafted in for heightened security and protection measures were not forced to detain a single reveller as they hope for similar scenes over the weekend.

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In what was a new Scottish music venue attendance record, some 73,000 made their way to Murrayfield as the whole city had a buzz about it on Friday afternoon with nearby businesses benefiting from a surge in customers.

Despite huge queues being seen before and after the show as concertgoers flocked to the nearest tram stop and Haymarket station to catch the last service home, everyone who attended behaved accordingly.

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In fact, Swifties were perfectly behaved throughout a concert in which Swift repeatedly praised the crowd as the best she had ever encountered.

Despite a potential crisis situation after the show where people found themselves in dangerous bottlenecks around the stadium, eyewitnesses said fans took care to avoid a crush and were concerned for the safety of others.

A spokesperson for Police Scotland told The Record: "There were no arrests at the Taylor Swift concert on Friday, 7 June, 2024."

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Swift praised the fans during her first show in Scotland since 2015. She said: "I haven't been in Scotland for almost a decade now. The last time I was here was 10 years ago and I was wondering, what's it going to be like when I go back to visit them, what are they gonna be like as a crowd?

"And you know what you kinda answered me before I even got on stage because I had someone pull me aside and say 'Hey - and we've checked this 20 times to make sure that it's accurate - tonight's concert is the most highly attended stadium show in Scottish history."

The crowd erupted as Taylor added: "Thank you Edinburgh, that's absolutely the wildest way to welcome a 'lass' to your city."