It’s rain, skies, that’s the problem, it’s rain.
Torrential rain has forced Taylor Swift to move her second Buenos Aires show from Friday to this Sunday, November 12.
“I love a rain show but I’m never going to endanger my fans or my fellow performers and crew,” the 33-year-old superstar posted on X (formerly Twitter) at 4:50 p.m. “We’ve rescheduled tonight’s Buenos Aires show for Sunday due to the weather being so truly chaotic it would be unsafe to try and put on this concert. Good news is I get to stay in Argentina longer!!”
A statement by the event organizers shortly after 4:30 p.m. Friday read: “Due to adverse weather conditions, prioritizing public safety, the show Taylor Swift – The Eras Tour, scheduled for today in River Plate, is rescheduled for Sunday 12 November at the same time.”
“All tickets for Friday’s show will remain valid for Sunday’s show.”
Outside the stadium, young Swifties whose pink and yellow ponchos dripped rainwater said they had come from provinces as far away as Salta, some 1,500 kilometers from the capital.
“If they knew in advance that it was going to rain, then why didn’t they change the date?” one told TV station C5N.
“Aerolíneas [Argentinas] doesn’t want to change my tickets. What am I going to do about the money?” another chimed in. Several said that they couldn’t stay in Buenos Aires until Sunday.
A spokesperson for Buenos Aires’ SAME emergency medical service, told the Herald that the service had dispatched 10 vehicles to the stadium, including ambulances, triage units, motorbike and ambulances.
The paramedics treated two women aged 16 and 18 for hypothermia on site, while an 18-year-old woman was taken to the Fernández Hospital after suffering head trauma that left her unconscious.
Swift is performing three sold-out shows in Buenos Aires this week. At Thursday’s opening extravaganza, she thanked her fans effusively, telling her vast audience: “This might be one of the most epic crowds I’ve ever seen.” River Plate’s Monumental stadium has a capacity of 85,000.
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