The last song of Taylor Swift was still ringing in the ears of thousands of fans at the Tokyo Dome on Saturday night, as the singer rushed onto a private jet at Haneda Airport, presumably embarking on an intensely scrutinized trip to see her star boyfriend. NFL player Travis Kelce, playing in the superbowl of Las Vegas.
“We’re all going on a big adventure,” Swift previously told the crowd. She was referring to music, but she could also describe her future race against the clock, which had to cross nine time zones and the international date line.
Dressed in a blue sequined gown and taking a final bow at the end of her sold-out show, with the crowd screaming, strobe lights pulsing and a shower of confetti still falling, Swift disappeared beneath the stage and began her journey toward the other side of the world.
1/11 | Photos: Taylor Swift celebrates the victory of her boyfriend Travis Kelce and the Kansas City Chiefs with a kiss. Taylor Swift was seen cheering and jumping from her suite with the family and friends of Travis Kelce, and her famous friends Cara Delevingne and Keleigh Teller, at the corner of M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. – The Associated Press
Your long-awaited trip to see the Kansas City ChiefsKelce’s team, playing against the San Francisco 49ers in Las Vegas on Sunday afternoon US time, has sparked imagination and speculation for weeks.
“I hope it can arrive on time. It’s very romantic,” said office worker Hitomi Takahashi, 29, who bought matching Taylor Swift sweatshirts with her friend and took photos right outside the Tokyo Dome.
It was unclear Saturday night whether Swift’s plane had departed. About an hour after the end of the concert, Associated Press journalists were near Haneda’s private jet area when minivans arrived and someone entered the boarding gate area while four or five people carrying huge black umbrellas obstructed that person’s view.
At Saturday night’s concert, there was plenty of evidence of the unique cultural phenomenon that is the Swift-Kelce relationship, a nexus between the football professional and Swift’s enormous star power. In addition to those wearing sequin dresses celebrating Swift in the packed Tokyo Dome, there were Travis Kelce t-shirts, hats and other merchandise celebrating the Chiefs. Some in Tokyo spent thousands of dollars to attend the concerts from the pop superstar this week.
“Romeo, take me somewhere we can be alone,” Swift sang on Saturday.
You won’t find that on Sunday in Las Vegas, where a sold-out crowd, not to mention millions of people around the world, will be watching.
If he succeeds, of course.
To call global surveillance of Swift’s travels intense is an understatement.
Fans have followed his jet. The planet-warming carbon emissions from his world travels have been criticized. Officials have evaluated the possibility of him parking his jet at Las Vegas airports.
Even Japanese diplomats got into action. The Japanese embassy in Washington published in the social networks that could make it to the Super Bowl in time and included in its statement three Swift song titles: “Speak Now,” “Fearless,” and “Red.”
“If you leave Tokyo the night after your concert, you should comfortably arrive in Las Vegas before the Super Bowl starts,” it said.
Takahashi, the fan at the Tokyo Dome, was aware of the criticism Swift has faced over her private jets, but said the singer was unfairly singled out.
“A lot of other people travel for business, and she’s here for her job. She faces attacks because she is famous and stands out,” Takahashi opined.
Swift has toured the world this week.
Before traveling to Asiaattended the awards ceremony Grammy in The Angels, where he won his 14th Grammy and a record-setting fourth Album of the Year award for “Midnights.” The broadcast was seen by almost 17,000,000 people. She also made a surprise announcement that her next album is ready to go on sale in April.
Then the four concerts in Tokyo, and now apparently a rushed trip to try to get to Las Vegas to see Chiefs tight end Kelce play in the Super Bowl. He has shadowed Kelce for much of the Chiefs’ season.
If everything goes as planned, he is expected to fly to Australia during the week to continue with his tour.
“This week is truly the best kind of chaos,” Swift posted Wednesday on Instagram.
1/16 | Photos: Taylor Swift, with an exorbitant 2023. Singer Taylor Swift already has a Grammy Award for “Best Music Video” for the short film “All Too Well.” – The Associated Press