Taylor Swift Pays Tribute to Kansas City Chiefs during her Eras Tour

Taylor Swift Pays Tribute to Kansas City Chiefs during her Eras Tour

The singer, 34, kicked off the European leg of her iconic stadium tour on Thursday, May 9, at París La Défense Arena in France. Swift surprised fans on the first night of her four-show run in Paris with plenty of changes, including an updated setlist with hits from her new album The Tortured Poets Department, released April 19, and gorgeous new outfits.

 

Fans anticipated new changes to the existing set list and predicted that the “Fortnight” singer would accommodate songs from the new album.

 

While many were sad to see favorite tracks like “Tolerate It” and “The Archer” removed from the show, others were delighted to see the new set for Tortured Poets Department — and plenty of sweet references to her boyfriend, Kelce, 34.

 

As captured by concertgoers on TikTok, during the song “So High School,” Swift and her dancers sat on bleachers-like steps and danced. At one point, the group broke into a leaning dance move that looked suspiciously like the “swag surf.”

 

Swift was seen at several Chiefs games at Arrowhead Stadium (and on the road) last year and in early 2024, supporting tight end Kelce. The pop singer was frequently sitting in a box, rooting on Kelce and his colleagues and accompanied by friends such as Blake Lively and Ice Spice.

 

During the Chiefs’ game against the Miami Dolphins on January 13, F.L.Y’s “Swag Surfin'” began to play, and Swift joined in the Chiefs’ custom of dancing to it. She was accompanied by her friend Brittany Mahomes, the wife of Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, and Kelce’s mother, Donna Kelce, who swayed from side to side.

In a January episode of Kelce’s podcast with his brother, New Heights with Jason and Travis Kelce, he said that the song has been the Chiefs’ go-to hype music since his arrival in 2013.

 

The hip-hop trio Fast Life Yungstaz also praised Swift in February, when the track’s popularity skyrocketed 700% after a video of Swift performing “Swag Surfin'” went viral.
Swift’s use of the “Swag Surfin'” dance technique was just one way she paid respect to Kelce while also incorporating her new album into her extended tour. Concertgoers also saw the Chiefs’ colors, red and gold, throughout the Eras event.