Well-known faces spotted at Taylor Swift's Sydney show

  • 24/02/2024
Taylor Swift performing at her first Sydney show on her Eras Tour on Friday.
Taylor Swift performing at her first Sydney show on her Eras Tour on Friday. Photo credit: Getty Images.

Some well-known faces were spotted at Taylor Swift's first Sydney concert on Friday night, as she performed to 81,000 fans at Accor Stadium.

Celebrities at Swift's Eras Tour show included Kiwi filmmaker and director Taika Waititi, along with his wife UK musician Rita Ora.

It comes after Friday's show was delayed about half an hour due to lightning strikes near the stadium. The ground floor had to be evacuated.

The show eventually went ahead, but the pre-show support act by Sabrina Carpenter had to be cancelled.

Instead, Swift and Carpenter performed a medley of 'White Horse' and 'Coney Island' together on stage.

"I love seeing Taylor Swift and Sabrina Carpenter perform together! Their voices are amazing and they truly brought the songs to life," one fan wrote on X.

Aside from Waititi and Ora, other A-listers were spotted in the VIP section of the venue, including US pop star Katy Perry.

"I love this so much!," one fan posted on X, speaking of a selfie of Perry and Swift smiling together.

"Queens supporting queens," another said.

Before the show kicked off, Waititi and Ora snapped a photo with Swift backstage.

Ora posted on Instagram, showing her arms decked out with friendship bracelets - a recent staple of Swifties at the 'Bad Blood' singer's concerts.

According to entertainment blog Billboard Brasil, Swift has surpassed Drake as the most-streamed artist ever on Spotify, with 72 billion streams.

Drake remains the most-streamed male artist ever on Spotify.

Other hot names at the concert included Swift's boyfriend Travis Kelce, who plays for the Kansas City Chiefs, recent winners of the Super Bowl.

Fans flooded social media to show their support of the couple.

"This is so sweet! Travis could be riding the Super Bowl win high in KC, but he chose to support Taylor at her show! I'm so happy for them," one person wrote on X.

"I love how he's there again waiting for her with a congratulatory kiss and hug," said another.

Perry and Swift used to have a bit of a feud going on back in the day, but Australian media reported Perry was jamming along to the music all night long without a problem.

The weather on Friday night wast a warm 30C and thunderstorms had been forecast by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology.

Luckily, the worst weather passed over quickly.

Saturday's forecast in Sydney is for light rain, plus cloudy and breezy conditions possibly clearing in the evening, with a cooler high of 23C.