Why Taylor Swift won't meet with Aussie fans while Down Under

EXCLUSIVE: A source has said Taylor could risk 'millions of dollars' if she were to fall sick while touring.

After months of hype and excitement, Taylor Swift flew into Melbourne last week to finally start her run of Australian dates on her record-breaking Eras Tour.

Yet millions of fans across the country sadly won't get the opportunity to see the superstar on stage following unprecedented ticket demand – meaning many are dreaming of catching a glimpse of Taylor taking in the sights whilst visiting Sydney and Melbourne instead.

However, a music industry source told Yahoo Lifestyle that Taylor has no plans to be seen anywhere but the stage whilst in Australia, nor does she intend on meeting any fans, due to one strict reason.

Taylor Swift performing in Melbourne. Photo: Getty
Taylor Swift performing in Melbourne. Photo: Getty

'Too much risk'

“When Taylor is on tour, strict measures are put into place to stop her interacting with anyone outside of her 'bubble'. They can not risk her getting sick under any circumstances. Even those in her bubble, including her dancers and managers, are restricted what they can do and where they can go during their downtime. Going on a world tour may sound exciting, but the reality of it is each day just consists of going from a hotel room to the venue and repeat,” the source says.


At Taylor's first show at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Friday, her publicist Tree Paine was even walking through the venue wearing a mask to reduce her chance of catching any illnesses as she is in direct contact with Taylor each day.

Taylor Swift Eras
Taylor could miss out on 'millions of dollars' if she missed one show. Photo: Getty

On Taylor's previous tours in Australia, she would host backstage meet and greets before each show as she loves interacting with her fans – but since Covid, we're told her team had to “permanently axe these as they pose too much risk”.

The source adds that although this may seem strict, even missing one show would cost millions of dollars and could throw Taylor's schedule out for the rest of the year.

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