In a fan-captured video, Taylor Swift is seen making an earnest effort to address an off-stage matter while performing “Bad Blood” in Philadelphia on Saturday.
A series of issues arose during Saturday night’s Eras Tour performance by Taylor Swift, prompting the pop icon to step in and resolve them.
In a widely shared video recorded at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field, which was the second night of her three-show engagement at the venue, fans witnessed Swift, aged 33, addressing the security team regarding their handling of a concert-goer in the midst of her rendition of “Bad Blood.”
As the chorus of the song played, Swift gestured towards the side of the stage, assuring the crowd that the individual in question was unharmed. “She wasn’t causing any trouble. Hey, please, stop! Stop,” she claimed.
In the video, Swift can be seen repeatedly indicating toward the offstage area, evidently waiting for the situation to settle. She gestures towards the security team, signaling them to cease their actions.
Although the exact cause of the disturbance remains uncertain in the video, a fan present at the event took to Twitter and shared their account. According to their tweet, the situation unfolded when security personnel allegedly resorted to physically pushing attendees off the barricades instead of simply instructing them to move.
The Twitter user criticized the security’s behavior, describing it as “extremely aggressive” towards those positioned near the venue’s barricades. They emphasized that the affected fans were not engaging in disruptive behavior such as throwing objects or shouting anything inappropriate.
Caitlin Gabell, a TikTok user, took to the platform on Sunday morning to share a video that quickly went viral. In her video, she disclosed that she was “the girl that Taylor talked to last night.” According to her account, a security guard had been “harassing” her group, consistently monitoring their activities whenever they were enjoying themselves. However, she has not yet uploaded any concert footage.
Gabell stated that Taylor Swift noticed their group having a good time and observed that the security guard disapproved of it. As a result, the guard was eventually escorted out, and they were offered complimentary tickets for the following night’s performance. Gabell clarified that the incident was not an extravagant or sensational occurrence but rather a group of girls simply having a good time, which the security guard seemingly didn’t approve of.
“Taylor noticed that I was having fun and that he didn’t like it, and she didn’t like it, and he basically got escorted out and then they offered us free tickets for tonight,” she said. “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.”
Just a day prior to the “Bad Blood” incident, Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour showcased a heartwarming moment when she acknowledged Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively’s children, Inez and James.
In a fan-captured video where her off-mic words are not entirely discernible, Swift can be seen flashing a bright smile as she seemingly greets each of them with a cheerful “hi” amidst her performance. James, 7, and Inez, 6, are the eldest kids of Lively and Reynolds, who came well-prepared to support their “aunt” Taylor in Philadelphia.
As they exited the stage, Swift was spotted walking hand in hand with James while waving goodbye to fans, alongside Lively, 35, and the two little ones.