Edinburgh Taylor Swift fans caught in massive downpour as they queue for Eras Tour

Taylor Swift fans brave the cold, wind and rain as they queue for the singers first UK night of her The Eras Tour at Murrayfield in Edinburgh. June 7 2024.
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The day is finally here, and Taylor Swift will finally take to the stage for her first gig of three sold-out Era's Tour shows in Edinburgh Murrayfield on Friday night.

Eager Swifties have been queuing all morning - with some even patiently waiting from 5am - to claim their place at the front of the line.

However, thanks to true Scottish weather, fans have been left absolutely drenched with many taking to social media to show the lengths 'Scottish Swifties' would go to see their idol.

One dedicated fan took to X formally Twitter, @hayleymillarx wrote: "The Scottish Swifties are going THROUGH IT in the queue! Will it be a rain show tonight?"

Many music lovers have travelled from far and wide to attend the show. Friends Aidan Nicholson, 27, Zoe Wick, 22, and Alana Johnstone, 22, have travelled from Orkney.

Mr Nicholson said: “We got a boat and drove for about six hours to get here. We’re also flying out to Denmark tomorrow on holiday.”

Asked what he is most excited about, he said: “I’m looking forward to her playing You Belong With Me, because it’s vintage Taylor, the best Taylor, and that’s the way to go.”

Ms Wick said: “I’m excited to hear Love Story because it’s a classic and everybody grew up listening to it.”

Ms Johnstone said she is looking forward to the song All Too Well, adding: “I can’t wait to hear it.”

-Credit:Katielee Arrowsmith / SWNS
-Credit:Katielee Arrowsmith / SWNS

Kai Walker and Jasmine Brown, both 22, drove around six hours from Essex to Edinburgh for the concert.

Ms Brown, who is wearing a pink dress, said: “I’ve basically been a Taylor Swift fan since I was born, since I was a little girl. I saw her live on her Reputation tour (in 2018).”

Mr Walker, dressed in a tuxedo, pale pink waistcoat and tie, said: “I think I’m most looking forward to a song called Enchanted that she sings, because it was the song me and Jasmine first heard when we got together.”

Ms Brown responded: “Aw, that was really cute. I’m the same as Kai, obviously, but I’m also looking forward to the song Lover and also The Tortured Poets Department set.”

Fans have been advised by Scotrail to plan ahead if they're travelling to Murrayfield this weekend. The Scottish Ambulance Service will also provide emergency provision for all three concerts.

SAS will have several clinicians on site and Paramedic E Bikes to respond to medical incidents and emergencies.

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