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This Wednesday, the environment of the Bernabéu are that secure place for women, girls, and homosexuals. It occurs just a few occasions a yr that ladies change into house owners of the area and the story with out feeling like they’re on mortgage or in debt. Thousands of swifties They endure the 30 levels that fall instantly subsequent to the stadium the place tonight Taylor Swift provides the primary of her two concert events in Madrid. No matter the warmth, it's time for her: as we speak you will be essentially the most girly attainable, there may be not sufficient glitter, nor a glowing, not an excellent one. Here we discuss love, horrible breakups, friendship. They have come to do what they don’t seem to be at all times allowed to do: woman issues, which in the long run are woman issues. swifties. And they do all of it collectively, about 60,000 individuals. One thousandth of the military of followers that has made a 34-year-old woman from Pennsylvania at the moment occupy the world pop throne.

María says that she shouldn’t be going by way of her finest second. But this Wednesday, subsequent to Alba and Inés, two women who’re accompanied by her father, she explains that he’s pleased. “I got a bracelet Champagne Problems, my favorite Taylor song,” she says, displaying her wrist the place she accumulates a dozen of those friendship bracelets (the official identify) made with beads. This custom started on this tour, it was born from a verse of You’re On Your Own, Kidmusic from the singer's penultimate album, Midnights. “We make them with the names of her songs, her albums or her phrases that she says,” the sisters clarify.

María attire from the album Lover: “I don't know if it's the one that represents me the most right now, I'm more in the mood of The Tortured Poets Department”. In language not swiftie: followers gown in appears that Taylor Swift wore in every of her albums. And every album represents a significant second of the singer, a musical fashion and now they’re additionally referred to as eras, therefore the identify of the tour, The Eras Tour. The singer provides a live performance of greater than three hours the place she opinions a few of the 11 albums she has printed.

Lucía and Alejandro, this Wednesday in line.
Lucía and Alejandro, this Wednesday in line.Jaime Villanueva

“It helps to feel represented with your lyrics and to understand your feelings, to read them in a song,” she says. swiftie. “It helped us a lot during confinement,” clarify the brothers Lucía and Alejandro Garrido, dressed from the album. Reputation. “When it comes to love, I'm a little bad and Taylor accompanies me a lot,” provides JJ Redondo, with a black jacket that has been customized writing all of the names of Swift's albums on her again in rhinestones. “I wasn't a big fan until a year ago, when I started going out with him,” Jordi Casamayor continues, pointing to his boyfriend, sitting on the sidewalk. He wears a white gown, very dramatic, impressed by Folklore; Her boyfriend accompanies him in a black lace shirt.

They have reached Madrid swifties from throughout Spain, Europe and the United States. Laine and Brooklyn, two associates from Oklahoma, clarify the maths: “The trip, accommodation, tickets and merchandising than an entry into our country.” There they may attain 2,000 euros. Thiana, from California, leaves the official retailer (“Taylor Swift up, Real Madrid down,” an worker clarifies) with two bins vip, a sweatshirt and the tour bracelet: “I've spent more than 100 euros and it's still worth it.”

Brooklyn y Laine.
Brooklyn y Laine.Jaime Villanueva

Esther Moya has stood consistent with a lectern, a canvas, paints and her boyfriend, who as we speak is carrying an umbrella. “I'm going to spend the six hours of waiting painting a portrait of Taylor that my followers chose on my Instagram account,” she says. It's the third time she's completed one thing related. Her objective is to succeed in the singer. She already achieved it with Bad Gyal. “Only if they guarantee that she makes it to her dressing room would I give up my ticket,” she says. Lydia, 18 years previous, meant to take the EVAU (which is why she has solely been in a position to make a dozen friendship bracelets, she laments) makes an virtually lapidary sentence: “My ticket costs 590 euros, I have had to cry too much to my friends. parents, only if they threatened me with death would I give it.”

For all of those individuals, Taylor Swift has been key at totally different occasions of their lives, or reasonably, the soundtrack that has accompanied them for many years. It helps them to self-reference and vindicate themselves. Without irony, nor cynicism. They discover of their countless lyrics (solely the choruses can have 19 phrases) a solution to what they expertise each day. Not to memorize greater than three hours of live performance with songs that may last as long as 10 minutes. Most probably they may by no means meet Swift, however tonight her buddy (though the connection shouldn’t be two-way) goes to sing to them, this time in live performance, about her life, her woman issues.

Followers of the American singer Taylor Swift, this Wednesday near the Santiago Bernabeu stadium.
Followers of the American singer Taylor Swift, this Wednesday close to the Santiago Bernabeu stadium.Jaime Villanueva

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