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Taylor Swift Themed Events and Occasions in Singapore and Across the World

Taylor Swift Themed Events and Occasions in Singapore and Across the World

Ever since Taylor Swift began her Eras tour last year, it has become a massive phenomenon. From selling out massive arenas within minutes, to crashing Ticketmaster upon just the presale in the US, the Eras Tour made headlines right from the start. As the pop princess became the flavour of the season wherever she performed, Swifties in Singapore and everywhere else found new ways to enjoy her music by organising Taylor Swift themed parties and other events.

Ahead of the singer’s six upcoming concerts here this March, there are several events being planned to keep up Swiftie mania. It was recently announced that Jewel Changi Airport will be hosting a special sing-along event for fans on March 1, one day before Swift kicks off her National Stadium gigs from March 2 to 9.

Singapore is one of only two stops in Asia for the singers’ Eras Tour. Prior to her Singapore tour, she performed in Tokyo in February. With the other Asian countries left out of the tour, Swifties from these regions have a chance to experience the Eras tour at home as the streaming release date for the concert film was announced recently. It will be streaming on Disney+ from March 15.

Taylor Swift and her Eras Tour have the world in a chokehold right now, and in response, multiple events inspired by her have popped up in Singapore and all around the world. (Image: Michael Tran/AFP)

While the steep ticket prices — and difficulty in even procuring tickets from the sales — for the tours have hindered some Swifties from witnessing her mesmerising performances in reality, these haven’t stopped them from hosting sing-along nights, dance parties and trivia nights, all celebrating Taylor Swift in unique ways. In fact, there’s even a cruise centred on the pop star’s cultural impact and discography.

Taylor Swift themed parties and events in Singapore and around the world

The Eras Tour light and water show, retail pop-up and more

Where: Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Taylor Swift’s first Eras tour concert takes place at Singapore’s National Stadium on March 2 and ahead of the same Marina Bay Sands is hosting several Swift-themed events for fans. Instagram-worthy zones have been created for Swifties to immerse themselves in. The Eras Tour Trail, celebrating the pop star’s musical journey, will be spread across seven zones located at selected parts of The Shoppes and Sands Expo & Convention Centre.

Another event that is expected to dazzle Swift’s fans is a 14-minute light and water show set to the singer’s iconic hits. The spectacle will include Eras Tour-inspired dancing fountain jets with colourful visual projections. The lasers and light effects will be synchronised to Swift’s Cruel Summer, You Belong With Me (Taylor’s Version), Shake It Off (Taylor’s Version) and Style (Taylor’s Version). The event will take place from February 28 to March 7 at 8 and 9 PM.

A retail pop-up will also be hosted at Marina Bay Sands for fans to check out mementos and grab official concert merchandise including apparel and vinyls. The pop-up will be available from February 28 to March 9. Details regarding the timings and more are available here.

As Singapore gears up to get drenched in the Swift spirit, the iconic facade and waterfront of the MBS structure will light up into a dazzling display of colours of Swift’s ‘eras.’

A sing-along session of Taylor’s hits

Where: Singapore

Taylor Swift-themed events
The Taylor Swift-themed sing-along session at Lau Pa Sat will be open to the public and will have open-mic style entertainment. (Image: Brand Cellar)

As the news of Taylor Swift’s arrival in Singapore on February 27 ahead of her concert has hit the news, Swifties are even more excited and looking forward to celebrate the singer in some pre-concert events. A sing-along session of her songs led by local band On The Rox has been organised at the iconic hawker market Lau Pa Sat. The event will be open to public and will take place on March 8 from 7.30 PM – 9.30 PM.

The retail shop at Lau Pa Sat will also offer handmade Taylor-themed friendship bracelets, and Taylor-inspired fedora hats from March 1 to 9.

Taylor-gating picnics

Where: Worldwide

Leave it to Swifties to come up with creative ideas on how to celebrate their icon. The concept of “Taylor-gating” ( a quirky spin to ‘tailgating’) was introduced by those who were unable to grab tickets to her shows. Fans have been known to hold their own listening parties outside of stadiums and in the parking lots of the venues. It all started in April last year, when a TikToker shared a video from one of Swift’s shows in Tampa saying that fans could see and hear everything for free while sitting on a picnic blanket outside.

The trending TikTok video then led to other fans coming together for Taylor-gating picnics. Dressed in sequins and representing their favourite eras by sporting DIY outfits, fans camped outside venues with cosy blankets. Some Swifties also hosted sing-along parties in parking lots.

Expect a similar scene to take place at the National Stadium, with throngs of Swifties who didn’t manage to snag tickets gathering outside to listen to the music from Swift’s concert. At Coldplay and Ed Sheeran’s recent sold-out gigs in Singapore, fans arrived in droves to do the same outside the stadium.

Taylor Swift-inspired French Blonde cocktail

Where: Singapore

Taylor Swift-inspired cocktails
Taylor Swift-inspired cocktails have also taken over Singapore’s bars ahead of her concert. (Image: Michelle Ruddenklau)

Several bars in Singapore have also joined in on the Taylor Swift mania that is taking over the country ahead of her concert. To celebrate the same and curate a fun evening for Swifties to enjoy, a special cocktail inspired by the singer is being served across various watering holes. Claimed to be a favourite of Taylor Swift — The French Blonde cocktail is available to enjoy at White Shades and other venues. Fans of the singer are invited to sip on this special cocktail over an evening of her greatest hits. The event will take place from March 1 to 10. The Swift-themed cocktail is also being served at other bars including Smoke & Mirrors, Sago House, Plume and Employees Only.

In case some Swifties are unable to make it to the venues or are missing out on Swift’s Singapore performances, they can also enjoy the cocktail at home.

The recipe for French Blonde cocktail includes:

  • 30 ml Bombay Sapphire gin
  • 22 ml St Germain Elderflower Liqueur
  • 15 ml French aperitif
  • 45 ml fresh strained grapefruit juice
  • 1 dash lemon bitters

The Taylor Party

Where: United States

Some Swifties just want to Shake It Off and The Taylor Party is one such dance party where they can let loose and bust some moves to their favourite artist’s music. The themed club night offers an evening of singing and dancing to Swift’s tracks along with a fun inclusion of cocktails named after her songs such as a Cruel Summer Sangria.

From dancing to Bad Blood and Delicate to collectively singing all the lyrics to All Too Well (10-minute Taylor’s Version) and other popular numbers, this dance party is every Swiftie’s dream night out. The event takes place across several US cities at different venues in 2024, and party tickets are available to book online here.

‘In My Cruise Era’

Where: United States

Taylor Swift themed cruise eras tour

The cultural influence of Taylor Swift is undoubtedly at its peak. The singer has inspired everything from university courses to museum exhibitions and now, there’s also a Taylor Swift-themed cruise. While the cruise is not affiliated with the singer-songwriter herself, it is called “In My Cruise Era,” and has been planned by Swift fans and the agency Marvelous Mouse Travels. In October 2024, fans can set sail aboard Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas for a four-night roundtrip from Miami.

The cruise departs from Miami on October 21, which is a day after the singer’s three-night concert series there. It will then head toward Coco Cay and sail south for the Bahamas. The cruise offers a range of activities like themed karaoke nights, dance parties and trivia nights, all related to the singer. Cruisers are also expected to participate in themed parties with outfits based on Swift’s eras. The cost for the cruise’s tickets begins at approximately USD 1,573 and it has already been sold out.

Swiftogeddon, a weekly club night

Where: United Kingdom

Being a Swiftie is a collective experience and celebrating this feeling of being in a community and appreciating every lyric and beat of a Taylor Swift song is what Swiftogeddon is all about. What started off as a Taylor Swift special club night has now become a regular event which takes place across the UK every weekend. Started by Dave Fawbert, a DJ and former journalist, this club night offers Swifties a euphoric experience.

According to those who have attended the event, a strong sense of sisterhood reverberates around the venue as everyone sings and dances to each lyric like the story of each track belongs to them. With Swift’s Eras tour slated to make its UK stops in London, Liverpool from May to June 2024, Swiftogeddon parties are planned across all cities there.

Friendship bracelet workshops

Where: Singapore and Malaysia

Ahead of Swift’s upcoming tour in Singapore which begins on March 2, there are several events being organised to gather Swifties, including a fun friendship bracelet workshop. Popular hotpot spot Haidilao has added a friendship bracelet making station to its City Square and Bedok outlets, available on weekdays from 10 AM to 10.30 PM. Guests are entitled to one bracelet each while stocks last, and will be provided with a variety of charms and colourful beads to choose from.

Local fan club SG Swifties has also organised past Taylor Swift events for fans in Singapore to mingle, sing songs, and craft friendship bracelets together. Even Singapore’s National Library Board has jumped on the bandwagon with friendship bracelet-making sessions at selected public libraries. The first event takes place on February 24 at Serangoon Public Library and you can reserve a spot here. A full list of dates and venues can be found on NLB’s website.

taylor swift parties singapore for eras tour
Singapore’s National Library Board is organising a series of friendship bracelet-making events in the lead up to Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour concerts. (Image: National Library Board)

A similar friendship bracelet making workshop was also held in Malaysia. At Selangor’s Roll Roll Bakehouse, Swifties were invited for an afternoon full of fun with colourful beads and glittery trinkets to fashion a bracelet for themselves.

A Taylor Swift themed flea market

Where: Vancouver, Canada

As Taylor Swift gears up to take her Eras tour to Canada, Swifties from Vancouver will get a chance to celebrate the pop star and everything about her music at a special Swiftie-themed flea market on March 9.

The event will include trivia quizzes and games, cocktails tailor-made to the themes of Swift’s albums, and live music which will include local artists performing covers of Swift’s most popular tracks. A friendship bracelet making station will allow Swifties to indulge in some fun arts and crafts.

A pop up cafe

Where: Singapore

To celebrate her Eras tour, a pop-up cafe inspired by the singer will be hosted all through the month of March at Main Street Commissary. Swifties will get a chance to participate in several activities, including friendship bracelet-making and trying out Taylor Swift themed food and drinks. There will also be photo booths where Swifties can capture their photos and flaunt their Eras outfits.

Where: Montana, Canada

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Swifties with a sweet tooth can flock to this delightful Montana event, which brings together their favourite artist and all things sugary in a cookie-making workshop. The baking class includes designing cookies inspired by the albums Reputation, Speak Now, Midnights and the Eras Tour. It also provides a chance for Swifties to come together and discuss their love for the artist, reveal their favourite songs, exchange friendship bracelets, and more.

Ukulele workshop for Swifties

Where: Bengaluru, India

Taylor Swift themed workshops
A Bengaluru based music school is hosting a special workshop for Swifties to learn the artist’s tracks on the ukulele. (Image: BookmyShow)

Celebrating Swift’s music in a unique way, a Taylor Swift themed ukulele workshop is set to take place in Bengaluru, India. The workshop will host all Swifties who wish to learn how to play their favourite artist’s tracks on the ukulele. The songs that will be taught during this workshop include some of the singer’s best works from All Too Well to Love Story and Teardrops On My Guitar. This event also gives young adult Swifties a chance to learn a new skill while appreciating her music. The workshop will take place from February 25 to March 10. Interested Swifties can reserve a spot for the event here.

Women’s Day special Swifties night

Where: Estonia

Taylor Swift themed women's day event
A woman’s day party celebrating Taylor Swift as a female icon. (Image: Eventbrite)

To celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8, 2024, a club in Tallinn, Estonia is hosting a Taylor Swift special party. The event will celebrate the singer as one of the most iconic female artists of the generation and play her chart-topping hits. Swifties can sing along to the empowering anthems of the musician to celebrate the spirit of womanhood. The artist’s musical journey will be explored all through the evening, and Swifties can expect to party to tracks from her early years, Taylor’s Version re-releases, and Vault numbers. The tickets for the event are currently on sale.

Karaoke party to celebrate her new album

Where: Jakarta, Indonesia

At the Grammy Awards 2024, Taylor Swift announced her upcoming album The Tortured Poets Department. Afterwards, the singer also released the tracklist in an Instagram post, further increasing the anticipation among Swifties. To celebrate the release of her new album on April 19, a special karaoke party will be held by the singer’s fan club in Jakarta as well as in other Indonesian cities. The exact dates for the party are yet to be announced, but it is expected to follow the release of the album on April 19. The karaoke party will give the singer’s fans a chance to sing their hearts out to all the latest tracks, as well as appreciate the lyrics of the new songs together.

Pre-Eras tour pool party

Where: Singapore

Before heading to Taylor Swift’s Eras concert, fans will get a chance to splash around and dance to the singer’s iconic hits at a pre-concert pool party. The event is organised by a fan group from Malaysia (TSwiftMY). The party will take place at Adventure Cove Waterpark at Resorts World Sentosa on March 3. Not just Swifties from Singapore but those from all regions who have travelled to Singapore for the concert are invited to the bash.

At the waterpark’s The Bay restaurant, a trivia competition will also be held where Swifties will get a chance to flaunt their knowledge about the pop star and her music. A Swift-inspired photo booth will also be set up for fans to capture their moments from the event.

(Main and featured image: Getty Images/Emma McIntyre)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

– What to do at a Taylor Swift themed party?

Swifties can dress up as their favourite Taylor Swift era, indulge in food and drinks inspired by the singer’s albums. Also sing-along to the artists tracks or play trivia games related to the singer.

– What is a Taylor Swift party?

Several Swifties around the world have come up with club nights dedicated to Taylor Swift. These parties only play songs from the singer’s albums. Some karaoke nights dedicated to the singer are also a part of Taylor Swift inspired parties.

– How to throw a Swiftie party?

A Swiftie party can host fans of the singer for a friendship bracelet-making workshop. A Swiftie party may also include a photobooth where fans who are dressed up as different eras of the singer’s discography can document the occasion.

How to dress for a Taylor Swift themed party?

At a Taylor Swift themed party, one can choose the Taylor Swift era they want to represent and simply put together a look inspired by the singer and her albums.

Source: Prestige Online

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