EntertainmentTaylor Swift concert chaos in Lisbon leaves fans outraged

Taylor Swift concert chaos in Lisbon leaves fans outraged

A nightmare for Taylor Swift fans. Everything went wrong in Lisbon. Did the organization fail?
A nightmare for Taylor Swift fans. Everything went wrong in Lisbon. Did the organization fail?
Images source: © TikTok, Taylor Swift Eras Tour

8:12 AM EDT, May 25, 2024

Before Taylor Swift's concert in Lisbon, shocking scenes occurred. The organizers failed, causing people not to enter the venue on time, and the singer appealed for help for the fans during the performance. Recordings have surfaced online.

Taylor Swift has become a true cultural phenomenon in recent years. On Friday, fans in Lisbon had the chance to see her live. Unfortunately, the organization seems to have failed, and the fans' drama has already caught the attention of the media.

The nightmare of Taylor Swift fans in Lisbon. There are recordings

Taylor's concerts are immensely interesting, and he attracts crowds worldwide. Hence, it seems evident that the event must be well-organized. However, recordings from Portugal show that this was not the case. Fans had to endure, among other things, a significant delay and long hours of standing in queues in front of the stadium.

One TikTok user captured the impatient crowd of the star's fans before the concert. This would not be unusual if it weren't for the fact that the recording was made 10 minutes before Taylor was scheduled to take the stage. People were not let into the venue on time, causing significant delays. The band Paramore, which was supposed to perform before Swift at 6 PM, eventually took the stage after 7 PM.

We’re herded cattle. There’s absolute chaos - said one of the participants, quoted by USA Today Entertainment. I’ve spent thousands and thousands of dollars to see Taylor. Please. I just want to be inside.

According to the media outlet, people had their water bottles taken away, and some jumped over the barriers, which no one controlled. Later, they changed their minds, and some fans were allowed to bring water in. Additional people were called in to help the crew. The concert attendees were surprised by how unprepared the organizers were for the event.

They finally got more police and security people. There are football games here weekly with as many people, and those are organized. This is chaos. I've never seen anything like this - said another person quoted by the same portal.

Of course, Taylor performed in front of the assembled audience, but there were still problems. The singer had to ask security for help for the fans twice while performing songs on stage. Naturally, everything was captured for TikTok, and the recording was shared, among other things, on The Hollywood Reporter's profile.

Taylor's second concert in Lisbon is just a few hours away. Do you think the organizers will not fail this time?

A crowd of Taylor Swift fans 10 minutes before her performance
A crowd of Taylor Swift fans 10 minutes before her performance© TikTok
Taylor Swift asks for help for a fan during a concert
Taylor Swift asks for help for a fan during a concert© TikTok
Taylor Swift concert in Lisbon
Taylor Swift concert in Lisbon© East News | ANDRE DIAS NOBRE
Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift© East News | ANDRE DIAS NOBRE
Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift© East News | ANDRE DIAS NOBRE
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