Keir Starmer attends Taylor Swift concert – and fans are quick to make puns | political news

The Labor leader and his wife attended the Eras Tour at Wembley Stadium, where fans joked they were „going to shake up 14 years of Tory rule”.

By Fay Brown, Political Correspondent @fayebrownSky

Saturday 22 June 2024 13:40, UK

Sir Keir Starmer said Taylor Swift was „absolutely fantastic” after attending her Friday night concert at Wembley Stadium.

The Labor leader took a break from the campaign trail to attend the first night of the London leg of the US pop star’s record-breaking Eras tour.

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However, when asked what his favorite song was, he couldn’t resist mixing pop with politics.

He told reporters on Saturday: „I know I’m going to be asked what my favorite song is, and I’m not going to pretend I’ve got every album and know every song, although the change is one for obvious reasons.”

The labor report, titled Change, shares its title with Swift’s 2008 album Fearless.

Sir Keir added: „What I learned last night is that my daughter knows every album, every song and every word to every song, and she’s not alone among the teenage girls out there.

„It was absolutely brilliant.”

Swift He plays three shows in the capital this weekend – before returning to the venue for five more in August.

Last night Sir Keir posted a picture with his wife Victoria on X: „Quick campaign pitstop.”

Referring to some of Swift’s song titles, fans joined in with puns including „Change (Keir’s version)” and „I can fix the country (I really can’t).”

Others joked that the prime minister was hoping to 'shake off’ 14 years of Tory chaos and that it had been a „brutal summer” for his political rival Rishi Sunak.

Sir Keir, who currently leads the poll by 20-points, has previously spoken about his love of music, naming northern soul among his favorite genres, although he recently told The Financial Times the rapper storm’His last album was „my favorite album at the moment”.

The Labor leader joins the Prime Minister in expressing his enjoyment of the singer’s music.

Rishi Sunak is known to have attended one of Swift’s gigs during her visit to California last summer.

But the Tory leader said on the campaign trail that she did not meet the threshold to be considered „Swifty” in the eyes of her two daughters.

Sir Geer wasn’t the only famous face to attend Swift’s concert.

The singer was supported by her NFL boyfriend Travis Kelce, while Bridgerton star Nicola Coughlan and model Cara Delevingne were also in the star-studded crowd.

Prince William also danced to „Shake It Off” to celebrate his 42nd birthday and this afternoon He shared the photo The pop superstar took a selfie with her and her children George and Charlotte.

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Taylor Swift performs her first London concert at Wembley Stadium. Image: B.A

Swift will return to the 90,000-capacity venue on Saturday evenings and Sundays before heading to mainland Europe for another five dates in August at Wembley.

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Londoners have been waiting more than a year for the show to arrive after launching its marathon line-up in March 2023 in Glendale, Arizona.

He played three sold-out shows at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh earlier this month, followed by three at Anfield Stadium in Liverpool and one night at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.

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Taylor-mania has gripped London in recent days, along with the city The iconic tube map was redrawn to celebrate her arrival.

Swift-fever had spread to Buckingham Palace the previous Friday, where Shake It Off was played at the traditional Guard ceremony.

Swift’s fans are expected to boost the London economy by £300m on Thursday as the capital hosts more Eras tour shows than any other city in the world, with almost 640,000 people expected to attend across the eight dates.

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