The Eras Tour of Taylor Swift was a massive success in the US during spring and summer. The tour’s movie version also became the highest-grossing concert film ever with over $200 million at the global box office. The tour is now gearing up to resume in real life as Swift gets ready to perform three concerts in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Nov. 9, 10, and 11. Some devoted fans of Swift who have general admission tickets have taken their love for her to a new level by camping out in tents near the Estadio River Plate stadium. They hope to secure spots as close to the stage as possible, with the camping starting way back in June. This shows how much her fans love and adore her music.
A 21-year-old fan of Taylor Swift revealed to Pitchfork that she has been living in a tent for five months. To avoid her father finding out, she lies and tells him she is out with friends or drinking mate at the park.
Pitchfork reports that a group of fans have set up camp outside the stadium, using a careful rotation system to ensure that someone is always occupying each of the four tents. The group consists primarily of young women, and an internal spreadsheet is used to keep track of approximately 60 people per tent. Participants are ranked based on how long they have occupied a tent, with those who have been there the longest having a higher chance of being among the first to enter the stadium. Participants must be at least 18 years old to join.
Irina, a 20-year-old, shared with Pitchfork that having a large group of people makes things more convenient. She also mentioned that her mother does not mind her camping out as long as she keeps up with her studies. The group has different schedules, but they all manage to fit in time for camping. According to the publication, members must have sleepovers at least once a month and clock in a minimum of 60 hours per month to keep their spot. However, some people are not happy with this arrangement, and they sometimes shout at the campers during the night. One fan named Carmen said that it is frustrating because she is the one sleeping on the street while the others are shouting outside her tent.
Taylor Swift kicked off her Eras Tour in Glendale, Arizona on March 17th. The tour spanned through the United States until August 9th, where she ended with a bang at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles. Three of her shows were recorded and edited into the concert film “Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour” which broke records. She took a break after performing four concerts in Mexico City from August 24th to 27th. Swift will now be heading to Buenos Aires for three dates before carrying on to Brazil with three shows in Rio de Janeiro from November 17th to 19th and three in São Paulo from November 24th to 26th.
The final São Paulo shows mark the end of the Eras Tour in 2023 for Taylor Swift. She is set to resume the tour in Tokyo in February 2024, with plans to perform in various countries including Australia, England, France, Canada, Spain, and Portugal throughout the year. For more on dedicated fans camping out in Argentina, visit Pitchfork’s website.