Why do Taylor Swift fans write the number 13 on their hands?

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Unlucky for some, but clearly not for Taylor Swift, the number 13 has plenty of significance to the global superstar.

Taylor, who will be kick off her Anfield performances this month, has openly spoken about how important the number is to her life. It has held signifignat meaning from her early years through to international stardom.

In an interview with MTV, Taylor explained her connection with the number. She said: "The significance of the number 13 on my hand ... I paint this on my hand before every show because 13 is my lucky number; for a lot of reasons. It's really weird.

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"I was born on the 13th, I turned 13 on Friday the 13th, my first album went gold in 13 weeks. My first number one song had a 13-second intro," she explained.

Since then, Swifties have added another touching reason for the number to be the global superstar's favourite number by penning the digits on their hand at her shows across the world.

Outside the recording studio, she added that every time she'd won an award [at the time] she'd been seated in either the 13th seat, the 13th row, the 13th section or row M, which is the 13th letter.

She has always dismissed the number's power is just a coincidence, adding: "Whenever a 13 comes up in my life, it's a good thing."

This has led many fans to speculate that something special could be happening at Anfield - an opening show that also falls on the 13th. The ECHO previously reported that her very loyal fanbase went into overdrive after making the connection that opening night at Anfield will be Taylor's 100th show in The Eras Tour and she loves to celebrate milestones with surprises.

On TikTok, one fan said: "If you're seeing Taylor Swift at Anfield on Thursday the 13th of June do you realise what is happening? This is the 100th night of The Eras Tour. I'm not normally one for conspiracy theories and Easter eggs but something big is going to happen on this night. I know Paris had a good run but you guys are going to win I can tell."

The tour is sold out but people might still have a chance to claim tickets last minute. You can find out more about that here.

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