In a display of concern for her fans’ well-being, global pop sensation Taylor Swift took matters into her own hands during her Eras Tour segment at a stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Faced with lack of water facilities for the enthusiastic crowd, Swift initiated a chant for ‘water’, prompting a wave of support from her devoted audience.
It became evident that the stadium had not adequately prepared for the hydration needs of thousands of fans gathered there and on top of that, had banned water bottles inside.
Not one to overlook the safety and comfort of her supporters, the Grammy-winning artist paused the show and engaged the crowd in a collective call for water.
Watch video below;
Taylor Swift helps fans chant “Water” in order to get security & staff to bring water to fans who were suffering of dehydration.
The stadium where the Brazilian show was held banned fans from bringing water bottles.
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) November 18, 2023
The crowd’s energy, initially fuelled by Swift’s chart-topping hits, took a brief pause as fans were on the verge of fainting. Tragically one of them even succumbed to death.
Later on, the singer responded with a heartfelt message for the fan on Instagram and apologised on behalf of the stadium staff.
Fans expressed their gratitude on social media, praising Swift for her considerate and caring approach to the unexpected water crisis. The video shared by @PopCrave had fans replying with concerning comments. Some also looked down on the staff at the stadium for prohibiting basic needs like water.
Taylor Swift reveals a fan passed away before her show in Brazil tonight. pic.twitter.com/BLNC7ApRuC
— Suresh Parmar® (@iamSureshParmar) November 18, 2023
This is Dustin, someone from Taylor’s team who was passing out hundreds of waters last night between each song despite one of the venue workers telling him he can’t do that. Thank you Dustin ❤️ pic.twitter.com/FeydLv4L1k
— it’s me, hi (@livloveswift) November 18, 2023
One user on X wrote, “Why would a stadium prevent people from bringing the basic element of life?This is such a demonic thing to do,” while a second user replied with, “Taylor Swift always goes above and beyond for her fans,” and a third Swiftie commented, “Why did they not allow the audience to carry water? They knew that it’s going to be like this”.