Taylor Swift tells Dublin fans she will remember their reaction ‘for rest of her life’

Taylor Swift performing on stage at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, during the Eras Tour. Picture date: Friday June 28, 2024
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Taylor Swift appeared to be caught off guard by the “actually crazy” reaction from Irish fans to her show, saying she would remember it for the rest of her life. The US singer, 34, is playing the final of her three blockbuster Eras Tour dates at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium on Sunday before heading back to Europe.

She was treated to fans chanting “ole, ole, ole” for a lengthy period during Saturday’s show, and Swift seemed surprised by the reaction, according to social media videos.

Swift told the audience: “Oh my god, here’s the thing, we’ve done like I dunno, we’ve done like 110 shows on this tour, something like that and like this … this is the first time like, I really don’t know what to say, my band and I are just looking at each other with our mouths hanging open.

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“That was actually crazy, like we’re trying to be prepared, but we’re not prepared for the level that you’re on, Dublin.”

She also said: “What you just did for us, we’ll remember for the rest of our lives. We love you so much.”

Swift also played a mash-up of her songs This Love and Ours, as well as The Albatross and Dancing With Our Hands Tied during the gig as her surprise tracks.

She is heading to Amsterdam’s Johan Cruyff Arena for her next three shows, running from Thursday to Saturday.

Swift will then plays dates in Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Poland and Austria before returning to the UK in August for five nights at Wembley Stadium in London.

Elsewhere, she cheered on American gymnast Simone Biles’ floor routine to the Swift track Ready For It? at the Olympic trials ahead of the games in Paris.

Writing on X, formerly Twitter, on Sunday, underneath a video of Biles, Swift said: “Watched this so many times and still unready. She’s ready for it (though).”

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