How dedicated would you be to secure your spot in the front row of a concert? Would you camp overnight? Wait for 12 hours before the doors open? Well, what Taylor Swift fans in Argentina are doing right now might just outdo any level of dedication you can imagine!
Taylor Swift is about to kick off The Eras Tour in South America this November, hitting three shows in Argentina and six in Brazil.
With the soaring demand to see Taylor live, tickets for these dates sold out rapidly when they were released back in June. Yet, there’s a twist – unlike her US shows, there’s no floor seating. The floor area is divided into three standing sections: Front standing left, front standing right, and general admission.
This prompted Argentinian Swifties to set up camp outside the River Plate Stadium in Buenos Aires, aiming for that coveted front-row position. The surprising part? They’ve reportedly been camping there for a staggering five months! Now that’s some serious dedication!
As per a report from Pitchfork, there are hundreds of fans eagerly awaiting the grand night, taking turns to inhabit the four tents placed outside the stadium. Predominantly consisting of young women, the camp strictly admits only those above 18 years of age.
The majority of campers hold general admission tickets, granting them an early opportunity to secure the prized front-and-center spots at the forefront of Taylor’s expansive stage.
In an interview with the publication, one Swiftie, opting to remain unnamed, disclosed her commitment to camping in a tent outside the stadium since June 2023.
Between attending college classes and working a part-time job, she’s been residing in the small makeshift Swiftie camp, concealing her location from her father, who remains unaware of her activities. “I usually tell my dad I’m at a park drinking mate with somebody, or visiting a friend of mine who lives near the stadium,” she shared.
Curious about their strategy? The crew devised a spreadsheet to track who’s been occupying each tent. The longer you’ve stayed in a tent, the better your position in the queue when the big moment arrives.
There’s a whole set of guidelines: Screenshots from a WhatsApp chat surfaced, showcasing the criteria to hold your spot in the line and the tent-staying rules. This guide went viral in June across social media platforms.
Although the tents have stood for five months, not all Swifties have camped there consistently for that duration. Speaking to the publication, one fan mentioned spending a total of around 12-and-a-half days in the tents.
Sadly, these fan-friends have faced public criticism and encountered harsh comments from football fans and passersby. On match days, a police officer guards the tents.
The inaugural Eras Tour show in Buenos Aires is set for Thursday, November 9th, followed by shows on November 10th and November 11th. Here’s to hoping luck favors these dedicated Swifties!
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