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Swifties from around the world descend on Scotland: Taylor Swift fans travelling from US and Philippines arrive in Edinburgh with hundreds joining the queue outside Murrayfield Stadium ahead of the first British date of her sell-out world tour

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Swifties from around the world descend on Scotland: Taylor Swift fans travelling from US and Philippines arrive in Edinburgh with hundreds joining the queue outside Murrayfield Stadium ahead of the first British date of her sell-out world tour

 

Taylor Swift fans have travelled to Scotland from around the world with hundreds joining the queue outside the stadium ahead of the first British date of her tour. The arrival of Swift to Edinburgh ahead of her sell-out Eras Tour was heralded by a bagpipe rendition of her hit Love Story.

 

Swifties from around the world descend on Scotland: Taylor Swift fans travelling from US and Philippines arrive in Edinburgh with hundreds joining the queue outside Murrayfield Stadium ahead of the first British date of her sell-out world tour

The Tortured Poets Department singer will kickstart the next leg of her tour at the city’s esteemed Scottish Gas Murrayfield Stadium tomorrow.
The 34-year-old American singer also has an ancestral link to the country and can trace her roots back to Scottish King William the Lion, who ruled from 1165 to 1214. Tickets are still available on resale websites for the megastar’s gig, but they have been spotted going for the eye-watering sum of nearly £5,000 as fans desperately try to go last minute.

Swifties from around the world descend on Scotland: Taylor Swift fans travelling from US and Philippines arrive in Edinburgh with hundreds joining the queue outside Murrayfield Stadium ahead of the first British date of her sell-out world tour

Some dedicated fans began queuing a full 48 hours before the star arrived in the city for her tour, as a whopping 220,000 excitedly wait for a glimpse and to buy merch. Many have flown in across the world from the Philippines, Australia and the States, with one fan coming from Texas with his wife to see the star before he goes blind.

Many struggled to find accommodation in Edinburgh as hotels were quickly booked up despite tripling their rates during the megastar’s three-night residency between June 7 and 9. Incredibly, some locals came to the rescue – with one man listing his property on Airbnb for £585 per night. And after a mysterious private jet was spotted arriving in the city, fans went into overdrive speculating that she arrived a day early for the show.

A wide range of merch is available for the singer’s fans to get their hands upon, including friendship bracelets – selling for a mindblowing £30 each. The merchandise went on sale at 10am this morning at Murrayfield, with Eras tour hoodies going for £70 as concert-goers who forked out hundreds on ticket splash even more of their cash. Other items include £15 for posters and water bottles for those with a tighter budget.

Although the imminent arrival of Swift’s concert tour to the UK is sending her legions of Swifties into a state of frenzied excitement, it’s also very good news for the country’s coffers as well. Her Eras tour is set to boost the British economy by almost £1 billion. On top of the ticket price itself, fans also splash out on travel, accommodation, a pre-concert meal, official merchandise and many will buy a new outfit for the big occasion too.

Researchers have calculated each Swiftie attending an Eras concert in the UK will spend on average £848 to see their idol perform. One fan told MailOnline Swift is rumoured to be staying at the popular Balmoral Hotel and has apparently booked out two entire floors after offering an entire wedding party £10,000 to move, they claimed.

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