Live updates from Taylor Swift’s Sydney Eras Tour: Audience won’t stop clapping as Taylor left in shock

Sydney left Taylor shocked and emotional, as the audience went so “wild”, as she called it, that she couldn’t perform for an entire five minutes.

Welcome to news.com.au’s live coverage of Taylor Swift’s concert in Sydney tonight.

She may have underestimated how beloved she is down under, with the audience clapping for so long that she was unable to perform.

Meanwhile, Taylor Swift has unleashed her verdict on the NSW capital — and don’t worry, it’s good news.

It comes as Taylor was spotted kissing her boyfriend Travis Kelce at her concert yesterday hours before he boarded a private jet to fly back to the US.

Some pictures have been shared on social media this afternoon.

Read on for the latest updates.

Sydney audience won’t stop standing ovation, shocking Taylor

Australians can’t get enough of Taylor Swift, and it’s left even Taylor herself shocked.

Just an hour into her Saturday night performance, the Sydney crowd couldn’t contain their fever pitch excitement at being there.

They gave her a standing ovation – and couldn’t stop. The clapping, cheering and whooping went on for four entire minutes of her set.

Taylor mouthed “that’s so loud, you guys won”

“You guys are on another level,” she said above the din.

“You are wild Sydney!

“You’re a crowd I dreamed of having as a child.”

News.com.au entertainment reporter Joshua Haigh, who is on the ground, described the ovation as “insane” and “deafening”.

It will surely go down in music history.

— With Joshua Haigh and Mary Madigan

Taylor was shocked by the display of admiration.
Taylor was shocked by the display of admiration.

She called Sydney “wild”.
She called Sydney “wild”.

Taylor Swift tears up

Taylor teared up as she got real with her Sydney crowd.

She said the song Marjorie is about her grandmother, causing her to become visibly upset and emotional.

Swifties lose the plot as wild queue pics emerge

Some attendees at tonight’s performance are such diehard Swifties that they’ve opted… to miss the show to get their hands on some merchandise.

Perhaps they were hoping to beat the queues that stretched hundreds of people deep before the show kicked off at 7.30pm AEDT.

If that was their hope, then they were not in luck.

The queue remains large.

Whatever the reason, they are queuing there, while Taylor is singing inside the stadium.

— With Mary Madigan

Queuing outside... while Tay Tay is inside. Picture: Mary Madigan/news.com.au
Queuing outside… while Tay Tay is inside. Picture: Mary Madigan/news.com.au

They must really like their Taylor Swift merchandise. Picture: Mary Madigan/news.com.au
They must really like their Taylor Swift merchandise. Picture: Mary Madigan/news.com.au

What Swift really thinks about Sydney

Taylor Swift’s verdict is in about the NSW capital — and it’s good news for Sydneysiders.

Swift told the 80,000 or so people assembled in the crowd to watch her perform on Saturday night that Sydney is a top tier place.

“Sydney you’re just making me feel so… extraordinary,” she said.

She then went on to call Sydney one of the most exciting cities in the world.

“Sabrina said Sydney was extremely lit,” Swift added, referencing Sabrina Carpenter, a US singer who is her opening act.

Sydney loves Taylor, and Taylor loves Sydney.
Sydney loves Taylor, and Taylor loves Sydney.

Celeb spotted in Sydney Olympic Park stadium crowd

Eagle-eyed Swifties have spotted Australian actress Rebel Wilson among the legion of fans.

She could be seen embracing the fun and wearing the iconic friendship bracelets attendees have brought out in force tonight.

Can you spot Rebel Wilson?
Can you spot Rebel Wilson?

Taylor Swift has brought everyone to Sydney.
Taylor Swift has brought everyone to Sydney.

Swifties snub opening act for merch

Numerous Swifties appear to have snubbed Taylor Swift’s opening act in favour of nabbing merchandise.

Long queues could be seen outside the Sydney concert venue at official stand for Swift’s merch, all while American singer Sabrina Carpenter warmed up the crowd inside.

Sabrina was unable to perform on Friday due to the poor weather.

Taylor Swift has now taken to the stage for her second Eras Tour performance in Sydney shortly.

Fans missing the opening act to score some Tay Tay merch. Picture: Mary Madigan/news.com.au
Fans missing the opening act to score some Tay Tay merch. Picture: Mary Madigan/news.com.au

Tens of thousands of Sydneysiders are watching her perform tonight. Picture: Mary Madigan/news.com.au
Tens of thousands of Sydneysiders are watching her perform tonight. Picture: Mary Madigan/news.com.au

Taylor, Travis PDA caught on camera

New photos of Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce kissing have emerged just hours after he fled Sydney.

Swift was pictured running off stage from last night’s sold-out Sydney show to kiss the NFL player.

Yesterday, fans were left to battle through the storm to see Swiift perform, which led to delays and opening act Sabrina Carpenter not performing her solo set.

Conditions have held out today, and the show should go as planned.

Taylor rushed off the stage to greet Travis last night. Picture: X
Taylor rushed off the stage to greet Travis last night. Picture: X

Travis Kelce has left the building.

The Super Bowl winning star arrived in Sydney, Australia to a blockbuster welcome on Thursday morning, touching down on Taylor Swift’s private jet ahead of her first Eras Tour show in the city.

Kelce, 34, was embraced by 81,000 fans as he watched his megastar girlfriend from the VIP tent at her opening concert at Accor Stadium Friday night, and now, TMZ reports he’s already jetted back to Las Vegas for a party.

The publication claims Kelce is currently aboard a private jet via Hawaii, bound for Vegas, and is due to land Saturday morning, US time, for a reunion bash with his Kansas City Chiefs teammates to continue celebrations following their Super Bowl win February 12.

During his brief stint here, Kelce joined Swift for a private date at Sydney Zoo on Thursday, and was spotted admiring the views from their $38,000 per night villa at Crown Sydney.

NFL star Travis Kelce watching Taylor Swift performing at Accor Stadium. Picture: Richard Dobson
NFL star Travis Kelce watching Taylor Swift performing at Accor Stadium. Picture: Richard Dobson

Kelce attended Sydney Zoo with Swift during his two-day stint in Australia. Picture: 9News
Kelce attended Sydney Zoo with Swift during his two-day stint in Australia. Picture: 9News

Blink-182 star trolls Swifties

Swift attracted a massive crowd to the opening night of her four Sydney shows, but right next door, another legendary act was playing at the same time to slightly less fanfare.

Punk band Blink-182 performed its own sell-out gig to 21,000 at Qudos Bank Arena, which is in the same precinct as Accor Stadium, where Swift hosted her concert.

US singer and guitarist Mark Hoppus couldn’t help but to troll the masses of Swifties piling into her stadium prior to his own show, telling them they “should’ve gone to see Blink”.

“I’m about to go onstage and I’m really disappointed in everybody here because this is the Taylor Swift show,” Hoppus said in a video posted to Instagram.

“You should’ve gone to see Blink! You should’ve gone to see Blink-182. We’re right next door. You could’ve seen Blink tonight, just saying.”

The tongue-in-cheek video was all in good fun, with Hoppus later sharing a selfie with Swift and his wife Skye Hoppus, which was taken backstage.

Blink-182, who shot to fame in the ‘90s, is set to play its fourth and final show in Sydney Saturday night, again, at the same time as Swift.

The band gave a nod to Swift during its set, performing a mash-up including her hit song We Are Never Getting Back Together.

The trio, consisting of Hoppus, Tom DeLonge and Travis Barker, have reunited for their One More Time world tour for the first time in 10 years.

Hoppus seen with Taylor Swift and his wife Skye.
Hoppus seen with Taylor Swift and his wife Skye.

Viral chant leaves Taylor stunned

Swift was left in awe as Sydney launched into a very quirky chant in her honour Friday night.

There were a flurry of highlights from opening night – an A-list turnout among them – but the megastar was left giddy over one particular crowd moment during her concert.

For Swift’s performance of Blank Space, the packed 81,000 audience united to chant ‘Sydney’ while she sang the song’s bridge, in a nod to the singer’s past concert here back in 2015.

Taylor Swift kicked off the Sydney leg of her Eras Tour Friday night. Picture: David Gray/AFP
Taylor Swift kicked off the Sydney leg of her Eras Tour Friday night. Picture: David Gray/AFP

This needs some explaining for those who aren’t on TikTok.

For Swift’s Australian tour in support of her 1989 album nine years ago, the star engaged the audience in a chant, where she sang ‘Sydney’ once into the microphone, which then repeated on loop as she continued singing.

The moment has been going viral on TikTok in the lead up to Sydney’s shows, with thousands of fan videos imploring the audience to recreate the chant for night 1. Even the official city of Sydney account joined in.

Clearly, Swift was aware of the trending videos, as she was seen smiling and nodding in approval as the crowd at Accor Stadium rose to the challenge last night.

The 14-time Grammy winner later addressed the moment during her acoustic set, telling fans it was “so cool” they all chimed in.

“By the way, do you know how cool it was when I was singing Blank Space. Oh, that was so cool that you did that. I was hoping that you would,” she said, before encouraging the crowd to do it again.

While grim weather initially threatened Swift’s performance, a thunderstorm cleared just in time for her to hit the stage.

Her support act, US singer Sabrina Carpenter, delighted the audience as she joined Swift onstage for an acoustic mash-up of White Horse and Coney Island, after her set was cancelled due to lightning strikes.

It was certainly a star-studded spectacle for attendees, with Katy Perry, Rita Ora and Taika Waititi spotted in a VIP tent.

Taylor Swift and Katy Perry before the Sydney concert kicked off.
Taylor Swift and Katy Perry before the Sydney concert kicked off.

Travis Kelce got a rock star welcome as he arrived at Accor Stadium. Picture: Twitter
Travis Kelce got a rock star welcome as he arrived at Accor Stadium. Picture: Twitter

But most eyes were on NFL player Travis Kelce, who jetted into Sydney on Thursday to join his girlfriend for the Sydney leg of her tour.

The Super Bowl winner was seen sporting friendship bracelets and waving to screaming fans.

After the show, the power couple could be seen sharing a passionate kiss in video shared to social media, before they then left the venue together.

Papa Swift’s generous act

Swift’s dad was the real MVP on opening night.

During Swift’s closing Midnights era set, as Midnight Rain began playing, Scott Swift could be seen at the back of the venue handing out sandwiches and fruit to audience members in a video uploaded to TikTok.

Affectionately dubbed ‘Papa Swift’ by Swifties, Scott, 71, was taking around food as he held a lamp over the platter.

Scott Swift just doing good things.
Scott Swift just doing good things.

Fans were stoked with the gesture.
Fans were stoked with the gesture.

Fans flooded the comment section heaping praise on Scott, saying it was clear where Swift got her down-to-earth nature from.

“Papa Swift! You’re awesome! That is why your daughter is a sweet, kind, caring and generous person!,” one wrote.

Another said, “I love the idea that Taylor see these while scrolling in bed and is just like ‘dads being a dad’.”

A third added, “Papa swift making sure all swifties are fed and watered like we’re his own kids.”

Swift will return to the stage again on Saturday night for another three-and-a-half-hour extravaganza.

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