Will he make it in time? Intrepid online flight trackers seem to think so.
On social media, Taylor Swift fans and aviation journalists believe they have identified Swift’s private jet, dubbed the “Football Era.” It arrived from Tokyo’s Haneda Airport to Los Angeles’ LAX Airport shortly after 3:30 p.m. local time.
Her transportation plans to Las Vegas, where her boyfriend, NFL star tight end Travis Kelce, will play in Sunday’s Super Bowl, have not yet been revealed.
Representatives for Swift and VistaJet, the world’s only global private aviation company, did not immediately respond to the AP’s request for comment.
Swift’s latest song was still ringing in the ears of thousands of fans at the Tokyo Dome on Saturday night as the singer rushed onto a private jet at Haneda Airport, presumably embarking on an intensely scrutinized trip to see Kelce. .
“We’re all going on a big adventure,” Swift told the crowd earlier. She was referring to the music, but she could also describe her race against time, which had to cross nine time zones and the international date line.
Taking a final bow at the end of her sold-out show, dressed in a blue sequin bodysuit, crowd screaming, strobe lights pulsing, confetti falling, Swift disappeared under the stage and began her journey to the other side of the world.
His long-awaited trip to see Kelce’s Kansas City Chiefs play the San Francisco 49ers in Las Vegas has sparked imagination and speculation for weeks.
“I hope he can come back in time. It’s very romantic,” said office worker Hitomi Takahashi, 29, who bought matching Taylor Swift sweatshirts with her friend and was taking photos outside the Tokyo Dome.
About an hour after the end of the concert, AP journalists were near Haneda’s private jet area when minivans arrived and someone entered the gate area, while four or five people carrying large black umbrellas obstructed the view of the concert. person.
At the concert there was abundant evidence of the unique cultural phenomenon that is the Swift-Kelce relationship, a nexus between professional football and Swift’s enormous star power. In addition to people wearing sequin dresses celebrating Swift, there were Kelce jerseys, hats and other Chiefs merchandise.
Some spent thousands of dollars to attend the pop superstar’s concerts this week.
“Romeo, take me somewhere we can be alone,” Swift sang.
You won’t find that Sunday in Las Vegas when a sold-out crowd, not to mention millions around the world, will be watching.
To call the global scrutiny of Swift’s travels intense is an understatement.
Fans have followed his jet. The planet-warming carbon emissions from his world travels have been criticized. Officials have evaluated your ability to park your plane at Las Vegas airports.
Even Japanese diplomats have gotten into action. The Japanese embassy in Washington posted on social media that it could make it to the Super Bowl on time, including in its statement three Swift song titles: “Speak Now,” “Fearless” and “Red.”
“If you leave Tokyo the night after your concert, you should comfortably arrive in Las Vegas before the Super Bowl begins,” it said.
Takahashi, the fan at the Tokyo Dome, was aware of the criticism Swift has faced over her private jets, but said the singer was being unfairly singled out.
“A lot of other people travel for business and she is here for her job. She faces attack because she is famous and stands out,” Takahashi said.
Swift has been touring the world this week.
Before coming to Asia, he attended the Grammys in Los Angeles, where he won his 14th Grammy and a record-breaking fourth Album of the Year award for “Midnights.” The program was watched by almost 17 million people. She also made a surprise announcement that her next album is set to be released in April.
Then the four concerts in Tokyo and now the trip back to the United States. He has shadowed Kelce for much of the Chiefs’ season.
Swift is expected to fly to Australia later this week to continue her tour.
“This week is truly the best kind of chaos,” he posted Wednesday on Instagram.