Who are the swifties?
Surely you have heard this word or have read it among so many comments on social networks: “the swifties” a new word that circulates in networks and that everyone talks about: swifties.
People identified as “swifties” are those who unconditionally follow Taylor Swift, is the term they use to describe themselves as a fan of the 33-year-old singer from Nashville, Tennessee.
The war for “Tay” in the southern cone
In his statement it was announced that he would visit Mexico City between August 24 and 26, to then leave for Buenos Aires on November 9 and 10, to finish in Brazil, stopping on November 18 in Rio de Janeiro and concluding on the 25th and 26th of the same month in Sao Paulo, so far so good, but it is precisely in Buenos Aires where a conflict is brewing with attacks on social networks at very considerable levels.
Something that stands out with this announcement is that Swift left Chile out of her appointments, so her fans are desperate to get tickets somewhere else. Making use of logic, the most practical thing would be to go to the nearest destination: Buenos Aires. Although Argentina is also her historical rival, both sports, social and even military. This announcement unleashed what is literally a war on social networks between Chileans and Argentines (again) disputing the tickets to the Monumental Stadium of River Plate in the Argentine capital.
The Argentine fans are willing to do anything so that the Chileans do not reach the long-awaited show. And as is to be expected at this level of fanaticism, the comments include a bit of everything: from the legendary soccer conflicts, the Malvinas war to the complex economic situation in Argentina. “You laugh at my economy, I’ll leave you without a flight”, was the slogan among the “swifties”, who in a coordinated operation have entered the airline pages to book most of the flights from different airports in Chile to Buenos Aires, to prevent them from coming from the other side of the Andes, yes, a fan can do that in these times.
“Argentine swifties propose to enter the Despegar Chile page and find out by flight dates for November, so prices increase. I am totally dominated by this gate, it seems brilliant to me, they increased 100,000 Chilean pesos in a few hours,” commented a user in social networks, surprised another follower of the American artist.
Nor can we ignore the fact that in the vicinity of the largest stadium in Argentina there are already groups of fans who have gone camping to buy tickets for a show that will be in 5 months. Possibly this type of thing did not happen since Justin Bieber, who had a very “loyal” fan base, if we can call him that.
#Shows | Everything is good at home? Taylor Swift fans sell out tickets for a horse race at the Hipódromo de las Américas in CDMX
Since the announcement of Taylor Swift’s arrival in Mexico was made, hundreds of people in a group began to worry about … pic.twitter.com/Tsi7AIJB4T
– Informative Plan (@Planoinforma)
June 8, 2023
In Mexico, the situation was no less: The fans sold out tickets for different events such as horse races, with the sole purpose of “testing” their credit cards and making sure that everything will be in good condition to buy tickets to the concert of the interpreter of “Blank Space”. Therefore, they purchased tickets for an event at the Hipodromo de las Américas in the Mexican capital, which although they have very low prices that do not exceed 60 pesos, the intention is clear, to ensure that there is no limitation to make the purchase of the The Eras Tour