- By Sofia Ferreira Santos
- bbc news
Taylor Swift arrived at the Super Bowl in Las Vegas, with images from the stadium showing her with her famous friends Blake Lively and Ice Spice.
The singer, who is dating Travis Kelce of the Kansas City Chiefs, arrived just in time after playing a concert in Japan on Saturday night.
Their trip, from Tokyo to Los Angeles, was followed by thousands of people online.
Swift recently threatened to sue a student who tracks her private jet and shares her movements online.
Before Sunday’s big game, many had wondered which friends and family he would bring to watch.
A video from the stadium shows her parents, Andrea and Scott Swift, with her. In another clip, Swift was seen greeting Travis Kelce’s brother, Jason Kelce, who is also an NFL player.
Earlier this month, the Japanese embassy in the US joined the conversation about Swift’s Super Bowl run and released a statement about it. on social networks.
“If you leave Tokyo the night after your concert, you should comfortably arrive in Las Vegas before the Super Bowl begins,” the embassy said.
The 17-hour time difference between Tokyo and Los Angeles is believed to have helped Swift return to the US in time to visit her home in Los Angeles before heading to Sin City.
In 2022, Swift topped the list of celebrities with the highest CO2 emissions on private planes, according to digital marketing firm Yard.
Swift has been a regular at the games since she began dating tight end Travis Kelce, and is credited with attracting thousands of new fans to the sport.
About 21% of Americans (and 41% of people ages 18 to 34) watching this year’s Super Bowl said Swift’s presence influenced their decision or the decision of someone in their household to watch it. , according to Seton Hall Sports Poll.
“The audience for this game is on a seemingly inexorable march toward more viewers, and this year Taylor Swift can play the role of drummer,” said Professor Daniel Ladik, the survey’s chief methodologist.
Many hope Swift’s presence will also boost the defending champions, who are playing in their fourth Super Bowl in five years.
Speaking about Swift’s latest success at the Grammys, where she became the first person to win the coveted Album of the Year award four times, Kelce said she’s looking to match her trophy.
“She herself is rewriting the history books,” he said. “I told her she would have to hold up my end of the deal and come home with some hardware too.”