Taylor Swift Edinburgh Eras fans share excitement as they flock to Murrayfield for night two

The sun shone down while the blistering wind blew in fans from around the world for Taylor Swift’s second night at Edinburgh’s Murrayfield following her first night of her UK tour in Scotland’s capital.

Picnics on the grass and singalongs in the park kicked off Taylor’s much anticipated Saturday night gig after she impressed with an unforgettable experience on Friday.

TikTok videos aplenty show night one’s most memorable moments - including Taylor saying she regretted not coming to Edinburgh sooner, helping out some fans in distress over the microphone and spotting a wedding proposal in the audience - and over 70,000 more Swifties are putting their glad rags and friendship bracelets on for a belter of a weekend.

On night two, some heeded advice that it was colder than expected inside the stadium by layering up over their sequins - but there were still some impressive outfits on show from lots of Eras including 1989, Reputation, Folklore, Red and more.

Local shops offered Taylor Swift cookies and cocktails, while feather boas , cowboy hats and sparkly T-shirts were on sale around the stadium.

Queues appeared early with around 200 people arriving well before the 8:30am mark to try and ensure a good spot in the standing areas.

Amongst them were Siobhan ‘Gina’ Taberna, and Morag ‘Sarah’ Bennett, from Bradford who met Jason Farrow, and Simon Metcalf from Birmingham in the queue and became new besties.

Taylor brought the house down at Murrayfield on Friday -Credit:Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images f
Taylor brought the house down at Murrayfield on Friday -Credit:Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images f

Jason, who was wearing a jacket with lyrics from Taylor’s latest album, and song Fortnight, said: ”We are colossal born again Swifties. I brought my husband here kicking and screaming as you can see on his T-shirt.”

The girls who were dressed in 1989 and Reputation inspired costumes couldn’t wait to see Taylor. Morag said: “Everything is brilliant about Taylor. She empowers women and men to be who they are.”

Standing on the grass in front of the huge stadium, which is welcoming around 200,000 fans over the weekend, were Jemma Chipchase, 38, and her daughter Faith, 19 from Consett in County Durham, who have been Taylor fans from day one.

Faith, in her red bra top and handmade Reputation inspired skirt, said: “Taylor is an absolute icon and her concerts are just perfect. We are hoping she announces 'Reputation: Taylor’s version' because today's Kanye West’s birthday and are looking forward to the end Tortured Poets Department.

Jenna, who wore a T-shirt proclaiming ‘It’s me. I’m the Swiftie ma. It’s me’, said: “It’s not been too expensive for us. We bought the tickets last year and are staying in a hostel which is an absolute bargain. We’ve stayed here two nights and are making the most of it. We’ve seen her in London and Manchester before and wish she’d come to Newcastle.”

Their friends Lily Gailes, 17, and her mum Laura Thompson, 40 - also from Consett in County Durham - were inspired to dress in glittering outfits reflecting Mirrorball from the Folklore Era.

Lily said: “I’ve been a fan of Taylor for quite a while and made my mum a playlist as soon as the album came out and tickets went on sale.”

Laura said: “Now I’m her biggest fan and we can’t wait to see the surprise songs this evening. I love Out The Woods.”

Both ladies had a message for Taylor as they shouted: “We love you.”

The star, who herself has 16 outfit changes throughout the show, has always encouraged her fans to enjoy the whole experience of her gigs, from the giant projector screens and dancers, to incredible backing singers and pyrotechnics which match the catchy lyrics of her hit songs.

Jumarie Agbayani, 25, from the Philippines couldn't wait to take part in the celebrations. As a massive Swiftie who listens to her music when he’s not working in a care home, he said: “My favourite song is Betty from Folklore. The concert looked incredible last night and I love the connection and the way she brings everyone together. I’ve been a fan since 2013.”

Destiny Mock, 24, came all the way from Pittsburgh to enjoy the gig.
She looked incredible in a green dress and cape inspired by Folklore.

She said: “My outfit was inspired by Folkore with the cape but the dress is also from Debut Era with all the butterflies and I’ve got 60 friendship bracelets and not swapped any yet. I couldn’t get any tickets in the US and I’d never been of Europe so I’m using it as an excuse to travel around Europe.”

She added: “I’m hoping that she plays my favourite surprise song off the Tortured Poets Department.”

Destiny said Taylor is amazing because: “She really cares about her fans and she just makes it an experience, not just a concert.”

Julie Anne, 16, from Edinburgh and her friend Marrie, 13, from Canterbury even brought her Swiftie dogs Lexie and Dougie to Murrayfield for a quick walk.

Julie Anne said: “Dougie is a big Reputation fans and Lexie prefers Speak Now or Enchanted Bejewelled cause everyone stares at her when you walk in a room. Unfortunately they can’t come to the gig but we are going. We are hoping for Forever and Always as the surprise song.”

And making the most of all the sideshows which accompany Taylor Swift on tour was Jack Page, 30 from Norwich, a graphic designer who looked resplendent in his sequinned jacket and matching eye make-up from the Reputation album.

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He said: “I’ve been a Swifty for ten years now. You just start listening and you get caught into it. It’s very addictive. My favourite song is Don't Blame Me.”

Jack, who also said he was heading to London to see Swiftie after his holiday in Scotland, added: “We came to Scotland for the first time a few days ago and flew up from Norwich. We are spending the week here. We went to the zoo yesterday and it’s very nice. We met the new monkeys born on Tuesday - Taylor and Swift.”

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