Taylor Swift refused to cancel her Sunday (May 7th) night concert in Nashville despite heavy rains and a four-hour lightning delay.
An attendee told Page Six that the crowd had to remain under covered areas of the outdoor stadium while they waited for the show to begin. The source said, “When we arrived, we were placed into forced shelter around 5:40 p.m. and had to remain there without movement until 9:30.”
Swift tweeted her appreciation to fans saying, “I know there’s talk of a rainy weather vibe tonight but I’m ready to play, see you soon!!”
Even though we have one last show in Nashville tonight I just have to post these photos causeeeee… it’s been WILD. I got to announce Speak Now (my version) is coming on 7/7, got to perform ‘Nothing New’ with boss genius/baby angel face @phoebe_bridgers for the first time, and… pic.twitter.com/zYANuNkM5x
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) May 8, 2023
Swift finally took the stage at around 10 p.m. and performed until around 2 a.m.
PopBuzz reports, “As a result of the delay, Taylor ended up playing half the show in torrential downpour, never missing a beat. She completed the entire setlist (complete with the two surprise songs!) and wrapped up the show around 1:40 AM – two hours and twenty minutes later than usual.”
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@ashleypaigenicholson such a surreal experience #swifttok #swiftie #taylorswift #taylornation #tstheerastour #theerastour #nashvilletstheerastour @Taylor Nation @Taylor Swift ♬ original sound – ashleypaigenicholson
WELL. We had our first rain show of The Eras Tour. And it was SO MUCH FUN. The dancers, band, crowd and I all pretty much turned into little kids joyfully jumping in puddles all night. I wanted to thank the crowd again for waiting for the weather to clear. And my amazing crew for… pic.twitter.com/OqdtiQaGhU
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) May 9, 2023