Taylor Swift fans 'in tears' at Cardiff gig after singer's four-word comment on stage

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Taylor Swift fans were left stunned at tonight's gig at Cardiff's Principality Stadium after the US singer opened her show by speaking Welsh. The global superstar is in the Welsh capital for one night only as part of the highly-anticipated UK leg of her hit Eras Tour.

After a performance from support act Paramore, the moment Swifties have been waiting months for finally arrived when Taylor took to the stage in front of thousands of screaming fans. The Fortnight singer launched into her set at 7pm and left concert-goers in tears with her memorable opening.

Swift kicked off the show with her hit Miss Americana and the Heartbreak Prince, followed by Cruel Summer, donning a dazzlingly sparkly outfit, as WalesOnline reports. To the delight of local fans, the 34-year-old also paid tribute to Wales and opened the show with a 'hiya' in a Welsh accent.

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After Cruel Summer, she then shouted 'Shwmae!' which means hello and greeted the crowd with a wave. Impressively, the American singer then delivered a full sentence in Welsh, saying 'Croeso i'r daith Eras!', which means 'welcome to the Eras', and was met with even louder screams from the crowd.

Amazed fans took to X afterwards, with one attendee, Chloe, posting: "Not me crying because Taylor swift spoke Welsh at the show tonight." And Elin said: "Never in my life I would think I'd ever hear Taylor Swift speak Welsh."

It's not the first time Swift and her crew have paid homage to the location of a gig. At her shows in Edinburgh earlier this month, viewers spotted references to Scottish culture and slang throughout the performances.

More than 70,000 fans descended on Cardiff to see the superstar, with nearly 100 ticketholders queuing from as early as 5.30am outside the landmark stadium to be first inside.