Dozens of Swifties are assigned to each tent and take shifts
After a whirlwind tour of the US, generating billions of dollars and breaking countless records for crowd size and seismic activity, Swift is taking the Eras tour to South America, and here, fans are going all out to secure the best view of the 33-year-old.
In Buenos Aires, Pitchfork reports that a group of Swifties has been lining up for five months, sleeping in tents outside River Plate Stadium, where Swift is set to open her Latin American leg with three shows from November. 9
Pitchfork reported that there are four tents and hundreds of fans, with each member taking part in a meticulously planned schedule of rotations to ensure the spaces are occupied at all times.
Most fans already have tickets, but the drastic measure is about getting as close to the stage as possible when doors open.
The music publication reported: “An internal spreadsheet, created by two organisers and updated by assigned administrators, keeps track of around 60 folks per tent.”
It said most of the waiting fans are young women, but none were under 18 years old.
The system includes a set of rules that were leaked online when camping began in June.
Members are required to spend at least one overnight shift in the tents, as well as a minimum 60-hour commitment a month.
“No one is mandated to drop their responsibilities altogether” to staff the tents, Pitchfork reported, but fans who have put in the most time will secure the best spots at the concert.
One 21-year-old Swiftie, who did not want to be named, told Pitchfork that they’d been in a tent for five months and that they “usually tell my dad I’m at a park … or visiting a friend of mine who lives near the stadium.”
Another fan told the publication that her mother was aware of what she was doing and approved as long as she passes her exams.
“The fact that there are so many people makes things easier,” she said. “We all have different schedules, and you fit yours amongst them.”
The Eras tour began in March and continues through 2024 after its Latin American leg concludes this year.