By Lilyen McCarthy
Taylor Swift kicked off her Eras Tour on Friday, March 17 in Glendale, Arizona. Swift’s fans are taking over social media platforms across the board with video content about the shows and specifically various concert outfits. Swift’s tour travels from the southwestern part of the country toward Florida as March transitions to April. However, since there was so much controversy over ticket sales initially, and so many fans got shut out of the chance to see her perform live across the country, Swift has quietly added another concert to her lineup. This newspaper can be the first to report that Adelphi’s annual spring concert will have a special star. Taylor Swift plans to take a detour between her Texas and Florida shows to perform right in the Center of Recreation of Sports on April 7.
Swift said, “New York will always have a special place in my heart and I want to do my best to help out the surrounding community.”
The concert’s start time is 7 pm and will last for up to two and a half hours.
Student response to this unexpected tour stop is mixed. Last year’s spring concert received positive reviews after Flo Rida came to campus for a performance. Senior psychology student Brenna Valsted said, “I don’t know, I’m not a huge Taylor Swift fan, and last year will be hard to beat. We got on stage with Flo Rida and it was my 21st birthday.”
While other students also have positive reviews, they are much more excited for Swift’s AU performance.
“Don’t get me wrong. I’m one of the people that beat Ticketmaster and got Taylor Swift tickets for one of her regular shows, but I will not miss her during the spring concert. Cancel all my plans for April 7,” said Sammy Meehan, senior biochemistry major.
Chatter has started around campus about which albums Swift will choose to perform and what kind of costumes students wish to wear to the performance. In usual Taylor Swift fashion, most of the concert details are unknown and left up to fan theories.
The only guarantee is one of the most popular female artists in history will be performing on our campus for the first time and it’s not an event to miss. Information about how to actually get tickets was not available at press time.