During Taylor Swift’s concert in Rio de Janeiro, the loss of a fan on the first night deeply affected the singer.

Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift

Despite the heartbreaking incident, Taylor Swift delivered a poignant acoustic set on Friday night, introducing the live performance of “Suburban Legends” from her vault track in the album 1989 (Taylor’s Version).

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The crowd, electrified by the surprise, passionately cheered as Swift, smiling through the chorus, sang the lyrics, including “I didn’t come here to make friends/ We were born to be suburban legends/ When you hold me, it holds me together/ And you kiss me in a way that’s gonna screw me up forever.”

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Before unveiling “Suburban Legends,” Swift took a trip down memory lane, pulling out a song from her earliest catalog: “Stay Beautiful” from her debut self-titled album. Explaining her choice, she expressed gratitude to her Brazilian fans who have supported her since the beginning, stating, “It’s because you, just this crowd, Rio, you’re just so beautiful, and I hope you stay that way.”

Taylor Swift’s second Rio concert, originally scheduled for Saturday, was rescheduled to Monday due to extreme temperatures. From her dressing room, she emphasized the priority of safety for fans, performers, and crew.

The concert was shadowed by the tragedy of the loss of a 23-year-old fan, Ana Clara Benevides Machado, on the first night of the Eras Tour. Swift conveyed her devastation over the incident, noting the lack of detailed information about the cause of death.

Taylor Swift posted on social media, “I can’t even tell you how devastated I am by this. There’s very little information I have other than the fact that she was so incredibly beautiful and far too young.” She expressed the difficulty of addressing the loss on stage due to overwhelming grief and extended heartfelt condolences to Machado’s family and friends. This unexpected turn of events was something Swift never anticipated when deciding to bring her tour to Brazil.


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