LAS VEGAS (AP) – Taylor Swift has I made it to the Super Bowl. More than an hour before kickoff, Swift was spotted speaking with Philadelphia Eagles star Jason Kelce and later NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in a private box at Allegiant Stadium.
Swift completed her epic journey from Tokyo Dome to Allegiant Stadium for Super Bowl Sundaywalking through security with friends Blake Lively, Ice Spice and mother Andrea Swift to watch the Kansas City Chiefs play the San Francisco 49ers.
The 14-time Grammy Award winner, who has been dating Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce since the opening weeks of the NFL season, flew through nine time zones and the international deadline for his Eras tour to arrive around two hours before kick-off.
In the middle of Post Malone’s performance of “America the Beautiful,” cameras showed Swift and Lively holding each other and enjoying the performance. She danced when Chiefs won the toss.
Fast I entered wearing a black outfit with a red jacket slung over his shoulder, apparently receiving the memo from Kelce and many bosses. He wore a shimmering black suit, quarterback Patrick Mahomes wore his own black suit and even Chiefs coach Andy Reid wore a black blazer as the Chiefs leaned into the villain role they were cast in.
“Anti-Hero” also happens to be the lead single from Swift’s Grammy-winning album “Midnights.”
” She is incredible. She rewrites the history books herself. Kelce said after the Grammys last Sunday. “I told him I should keep my end of the bargain and come home with some gear too.”
Swift finished the last of her four shows in Japan on Saturday night, then boarded a private plane at Haneda Airport for a flight across the Pacific Ocean. She landed in Los Angeles on Saturday afternoon – the time change worked in her favor – before Swift headed to Las Vegas, where so many high rollers had arrived that it was impossible to park private planes. was fully booked.
Swift started dating Kelce after he said on his “New Heights” podcast that he tried and failed to give her a friendship bracelet during her performance at Arrowhead Stadium. Kelce then invited her to watch him play at the Chiefs’ home, and she surprisingly showed up for their Week 2 game against Chicago.
Swift quickly became a regular at games, home and away, frequently sitting down with Brittany Mahomes, the wife of Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes. Swift occasionally brought friends, including Lively and Ryan Reynolds.
“Having Taylor as a new Chiefs fan is very unique,” Chiefs owner Clark Hunt told a small group of reporters. “I never do an interview without someone asking me. I think a lot of the players and coaches on the team are in the same boat. The most important thing is that we are happy for the two of them to find each other and have such a special relationship.
There was lots of star power in addition to Swift for the NFL’s marquee night. Usher was performing at the Super Bowl halftime show and rumor has it that several guests were planned, while Post Malone and Reba McEntire were in attendance. play before the match.
However, few have been in the spotlight brighter than Swift. Her exit from the Tokyo Dome, where she promised her fans that “we’re all going to have a great adventure”, had Swifties around the world looking at flight trackers online, while her boyfriend seemed to have just as many questions on his relationship than on the game. as kick-off approaches.
When asked to explain his intense interest, Kelce responded, “I think the values that we stand for and who we are as people – we like to shine a light on other people, shine a light on the people that we help and support us, and on top of that. , I think we both love life.
What you need to know about the Super Bowl:
Kelce and Swift won’t have much time together no matter how the game plays out.
After winning a record fourth Album of the Year award at the Grammys for “Midnights,” announcing the release of her upcoming album in April and attending the Super Bowl, Swift is expected to return across the Pacific later this week . The international leg of his Eras tour resumes on Friday evening with the first of three shows at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
“This week is truly chaos at its best,” she says. posted Wednesday on Instagram.
AP Music Editor Maria Sherman contributed to this report from Los Angeles.
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