During her recent concert at Philadelphia's Lincoln Financial Field, Taylor Swift defended a fan from a security guard's alleged harassment.
Taylor Swift, the renowned pop artist and beloved idol of her dedicated fan base, the Swifties, has yet again demonstrated her unwavering commitment to her fans' well-being. During her recent concert on May 13 at Philadelphia's esteemed Lincoln Financial Field as part of her highly anticipated "Eras Tour," an unexpected incident arose in the midst of her electrifying performance, prompting Swift to swiftly intervene and assume control of the situation. Swift called out the security for how they handled a concert attendee during her performance of "Bad Blood," per People. In the viral Twitter clip posted by @tswifterastour, the 33-year-old singer was repeatedly heard defending the fan from the security guard, saying, "She’s fine! She wasn’t doing anything!"
Swift began pointing offstage and shouted, "Hey, stop!" while she waited for the situation to calm down, eliciting cheers from the audience. One fan (@jackandtaylor), who attended the concert, wrote on Twitter that the security "kept putting their hands on us to physically push us off of the barricade instead of just telling us to move." The Twitter user accused security of being "extremely aggressive" to those watching the show by the stadium's barricades, whom they clarified were not "throwing anything" or "screaming anything insane." On Sunday, May 14th, TikTok user Caitlin Gabell shared a now-viral video and revealed that she was "the girl that Taylor talked to last night."
Gabell claimed that the security guard had been "harassing" her group and was "telling us not to touch the rail and any time we did anything, he was on top of us." She added, "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. 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." Gabell captioned the stitched video, "It's me, Hi, I'm the problem," referring to the chorus of Swift's song from her "Midnights" album, "Anti-Hero."
🚨| Longer video of Taylor trying to stop a situation from further arising between security and some fans at tonight’s show during Bad Blood— The Eras Tour (@tswifterastour) May 14, 2023
“Hey stop. He wasn’t doing anything. HEY! STOP!”
On TikTok and Twitter, Swifties across the internet applauded the singer, who is very protective over her fans, for always having their backs. "How does it feel to be able to tell everyone that Taylor Swift defended you omg," said @tisthedamnphd. "'One time, Taylor Swift kicked a security guard out of her concert for me' would be on my headstone," added @theeverythingpaige. "Taylor is the antithesis of Travis Scott in ensuring her crowd's safety and I stan," wrote @annic420.
"'It wasn’t this big crazy thing I just got free tickets for another Taylor Swift show' I’m glad she stood up for you!!" said @theunskoolies. "'Taylor Swift defended me mid-show and yelled at a security guard for me' That is a flex of a lifetime," added @swifthazed13.
the way she looks out for us :( i love her sm— fiona saw taylor (@arisbossanova) May 14, 2023
this is one of the first times i’ve ever seen her angry like she is pissed— ella 🏹 (@enough4u_ella) May 14, 2023
Okay but lowkey so iconic that she got mad during bad blood. Like this anger definitely fueled up her performance !!!— 𝕯𝖆𝖓𝖎𝖊𝖑 (@MyMindAndSelena) May 14, 2023