During her WAG era, Taylor Swift put an end to the speculation surrounding her attendance at the Super Bowl on Sunday night. Despite performing in Tokyo earlier in the day, she was able to make it to Las Vegas in time to support her boyfriend, Travis Kelce, who plays for the Kansas City Chiefs.
According to the usual Swift fashion, the event was meticulously planned and involved the use of two private planes (with one on standby) to guarantee her timely arrival in Las Vegas. When Swift arrived at Allegiant Stadium, her group included Blake Lively, Ice Spice, and Kelce’s sister-in-law Kylie.
Kelce, a well-known and accomplished football player, has received a significant increase in positive publicity since dating one of the most famous pop stars in America. He also made a fashionable entrance before the game, sporting a unique bedazzled outfit consisting of a bouclé shirt and shimmering trousers, designed by Amri. Kelce completed his look with a Louis Vuitton bag, adding to the estimated cost of over $3,000 for his ensemble, according to the New York Post.
It was a look no doubt coordinated to complement Swift’s outfit: $695 crystal jeans from Area, cropped corset and a bomber jacket blazed with the Chiefs’ logo. Lest we forget the reason why she was there, Swift also wore a custom necklace and a football-shaped clutch sporting 87 – Kelce’s jersey number.
When Swift and Kelce made their relationship public at the beginning of the season, some NFL fans who are not easily pleased expressed annoyance at the frequent shots of the singer’s private box. However, during the Super Bowl, there were not many camera shots, which may have come as a surprise to those hoping for more. This was definitely not a second part of the Eras Tour.
Fans who were solely interested in watching Swift during the game had to turn to social media for a constant flow of updates. As Post Malone performed before the game, Swift and Lively were seen cuddling and swaying to the music.
Afterwards, Swift said hello to fellow pop singer Lana Del Rey. She leaned down from her high position to embrace the star, similar to how a princess might greet a commoner. (Lana later joined her in the box.)
One notable moment: Swift drinking beers with her close friend and Nashville stylist Ashley Avignone, captured on the stadium jumbotron. It’s important to find something to lift your mood when your significant other’s team is losing 10-3 at halftime.
A photo of Swift introducing Ice Spice to Kelce’s brother Jason also made the rounds online, highlighting the improbability of their odd coupling. While Swift may have all the attention, Ice’s presence was particularly delightful.
It appeared that, like numerous other audience members who were not interested in the game itself, she was unaware of the events occurring and may have needed Avignone to provide a thorough explanation of the rules of football at some point.
Kelce was caught on camera yelling at Chiefs’ head coach Andy Reid, creating an uncomfortable moment. However, some online commentators took it a step further and strangely used the incident as proof of the player’s anger problems.
Some people are concerned about Travis Kelce’s behavior in these unsettling photos. One sports account questioned whether Taylor is safe in his presence. Another X (formerly Twitter) user wondered about Kelce’s behavior when he is alone with Taylor Swift.
Kelce’s apparent frustration in the given situation may have been contradictory to his desired image as a devoted and caring boyfriend. However, labeling him as an abuser solely based on his behavior towards a referee is a significant exaggeration. This video clip may be used by conservative individuals with strong political beliefs to attack the well-known couple for their perceived left-leaning views.
Kelce promoted the use of Covid vaccines and showed support for the Black Lives Matter movement. Although Swift usually remains neutral and avoids political topics, she publicly endorsed Biden in 2020. This has led to speculation, including from an angry Donald Trump, that she may endorse another candidate in the 2024 election. It seems that their relationship sparked some uneasy conspiracy theories about their involvement in pop culture.
Following a somewhat uneventful match, particularly for fans of Swift who were anticipating a more lively performance from the drowsy Kansas City team, things became more exciting towards the end of the third quarter. As the Chiefs scored a touchdown, securing the lead against the San Francisco 49ers, a delighted Swift and their companions celebrated by jumping around in their private box.
With Swift, Spice, Lively and Avignone hugging each other, it was a picture-perfect visual summery of Swift’s brand: manufactured empowerment, a celebration of pop feminist girl power.
The excitement of the game persisted until the fourth quarter, when the Kansas City team caught up to the 49ers and tied the score near the end, resulting in overtime. While the Chiefs ultimately emerged as champions, it was a nail-biting experience all the way through – evident from photos of Swift’s box where she can be seen biting her nails during tense moments. If there is any truth to the theory that Swift and Kelce’s relationship is a government plot, conservatives may be onto something as the CIA clearly knows how to put on an intense football game.
The lengthy spectacle concluded in the manner that many viewers had desired – with Swift and Kelce, the victors, exchanging a kiss on the field. (We will not mention that Viva Las Vegas performance.) It was like a romantic comedy come to life on our screens.