It’s no secret that the Swifties would give a lot for a seat at an Eras Tour concert – and have given a lot for it.
One Taylor Swift superfan in particular caused a stir among fan base after spending around $8,800 to attend ten concerts across the United States.
Anthony Ye, from Astoria, New York, told Fox News Digital that his love for the pop star dates back almost a decade.
“I go to as many shows as I can,” he said.
“I’ve seen her dozens of times.”
Ye, 26, revealed he had seen Taylor Swift in concert 43 times, having last attended two of her shows in Los Angeles on August 8th and 9th.
The superfan also attended eight previous Eras Tour concerts, including the opening shows in Phoenix, Philadelphia, Boston and New York City, he said.
“I’m definitely spending a little more than I should,” he said.
“It’s been five years since she’s been on tour, so it’s fine. My bills are paid.”
He added, “There was a lot of new music, so that’s a big deal.”
Ye admitted it was “a lot easier” for him to afford the Eras Tour than previous tours where he “really couldn’t afford it”.
“But I had enough credit cards anyway,” he said.
“Luckily they’ve been paid off now.”
Ye revealed he “came” to becoming a Swiftie after listening to her music a lot – and now he’s livestreaming every Eras Tour concert.
“I know all the songs,” he said. “I can sing them all perfectly now… [In] She’s definitely been a big part of my life these past few months.”
During the 2018 Reputation Stadium Tour, Ye said he was able to meet Taylor Swift’s parents who were in the crowd the night of the concert he attended.
“You are the best parents anyone could ask for,” he said.
Ye said he subsequently showed Swift’s dad the two Taylor Swift-inspired tattoos he has on his body — one of Taylor Swift wearing a unicorn onesie and one of her riding a unicorn cat.
“I haven’t met Taylor myself,” he said. “But that’s the dream.”
The super Swiftie shared that he made Swift a “constant part” of his life because of the dedication she has to her fans and her passion for her art.
“I just want [Taylor Swift] to know that [I] and all her other fans will stand by her,” he said.
“We’ll be here forever… as long as she keeps making music and performing.”
He also said, “I just want her to keep doing what she’s doing.”
Swift just wrapped up her 20-city odyssey in Los Angeles at SoFi Stadium on Wednesday, August 9th.
She is preparing to take on the international leg of her tour in a few weeks, but will return to North America in the fall of 2024.
She recently announced that she will be back and will be performing in Miami, New Orleans, Indianapolis and Toronto.