Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour has been making headlines since it began back in March, but one of this weekend’s shows in Philadelphia has proven to be one of the most dramatic so far.
The pop princess usually gives a totally seamless show, but during ‘Bad Blood’ in one of her Philadelphia shows, the songstress began to yell at a security guard for the way he was dealing with a fan. The fan in question has now broken her silence on the matter…
The buildup to The Eras Tour was huge, as it marks Swift’s first time on the road since 2018. Considering the star has released 6 whole albums since then, it’s no surprise that Swifties had to battle in the great war of Ticketmaster in order to get their hands on those precious tickets.
However, thus far, Swift proved her complete and utter commitment to putting her best foot forward. The show lasts for over 3 hours, with the setlist clocking in at a mammoth forty-four songs.
While in Nashville, she even performed her entire set in torrential rain until 2am after it was very nearly cancelled thanks to lightning delays.
However, at one of her latest shows, Swift’s collected on-stage persona appeared to show some cracks after she broke out of her normally seamless performance to shout at a security guard in the audience.
During her performance of ‘Bad Blood’, the singer yelled out at the guard to ‘stop’ as her band and backing singers continued. Despite continuing with her lines in the song, Swift’s attention was still clearly on the situation developing in the audience.
“She wasn’t doing anything,” she yelled out at the guard.
Although exactly what happened in the crowd is unclear, people online have said that one fan was “simply trying to take pictures” when the guard tried to drag her away.
However, in the wake of the moment having gone viral, the fan in question, Kelly Inglis, spoke out about the incident in a TikTok.
She said: “I was the girl that Taylor talked to last night. Basically, the guard had been harassing our group all night, just to like…he just kept telling us not to touch the rail, and like anytime we did anything he was on top of us.
“We’re dancing, we’re having fun, and he didn’t like it. And Taylor noticed that I was having fun and that he didn’t like it, and she didn’t like it, and then he basically, like, got escorted out.
“And then they offered us free tickets for tonight.”
She added: “It wasn’t this big crazy thing, it was just a bunch of girls having a good time and he didn’t want us to have fun.”
Inglis further spoke to the Daily Mail about the incident.
“I was just dancing, and this security guard was just crazy, yelling at us,” she said.
“He didn’t want us to take photos in front of the stage. He was being very strict. Every time he passed us we had to stand back because we were worried he would kick us out. He had been like that all night, he was really annoyed.
“I know Taylor Swift—she wants people to come to her shows and have fun. I wasn’t doing anything outrageous, I wasn’t trying to get to the other side of the barrier. Every time we would dance he would say ‘you need to back up.’”
“I don’t think I even put it together at first, the crazy part is that he kept yelling at me. My sister then was shouting ‘turn around, Taylor is yelling at you.’ He didn’t know what was going on.”