Taylor Swift ‘touches down in Los Angeles’ after completing mad nine-hour dash from Tokyo Eras Tour show… and pop superstar is set to make it to Vegas in time to watch Travis Kelce in the Super Bowl!
Taylor Swift appears to have completed phase one of her crazy flight from Tokyo to make it to Super Bowl LVIII after touching down in Los Angeles on Saturday night.
The pop superstar reportedly flew about nine hours and 9,000 miles in an attempt to watch her boyfriend Travis Kelce and his Kansas City Chiefs play in the Super Bowl on Sunday night.
Swift walked off the stage at the Tokyo Dome on Saturday night Japan time and was rushed straight to her private jet at Haneda Airport, according to The Associated Press.
Online sleuths believed the 14-time Grammy Award winner was on a jet listed as ‘VistaJet (The Football Era)’ – in an apparent nod to Swift’s new love for the sport – which, according to the popular flight tracking website FlightRadar, landed in Los Angeles at 3:35 p.m. local time.
The jet landed at LAX on Saturday afternoon, but the singer remains to be seen as to where she’s going.
It looks like Taylor Swift has completed phase one of her crazy race from Tokyo to Super Bowl
Swift headed straight from the stage to her private jet at Haneda Airport to fly to the US
A plane labeled ‘The Football Era’ awaited Swift on the tarmac in Tokyo. The plane in the photo is a stock image and not the exact jet the pop star is flying on
The singer is expected to stay at her home in Los Angeles before heading to Sin City on Sunday morning.
Swift’s own private jet is reportedly on standby at Burbank Airport to whisk her to Las Vegas for the big game.
She now has just over 24 hours to complete the final, much shorter, leg of her journey – 300 miles to Vegas, Nevada.
The time difference from Asia to the west coast of North America meant that although she performed in Tokyo on Saturday night, she actually landed earlier than that in LA.
All eyes were on Swift to see if she would make the mad dash around the world to see her man, with more Eras Tour shows taking place in Melbourne, Australia starting Friday.
Fans will be desperately trying to track down the jet around the world as she heads into her 13th Chiefs game of the season – coincidentally her lucky number.
Swift told the crowd on stage in Tokyo earlier that night ‘we’re all going on a big adventure’. While she was presumably referring to the show, it also applies to her next few days as she travels around the world and back again, all in the name of Kelce.
Taking a final bow at the end of her sold-out show, dressed in a blue sequin miniskirt, the crowd screaming, strobe lights pulsing, confetti falling, Swift disappeared under the stage – and her journey to the other side of the world has started
Meanwhile, her boyfriend Kelce had a more subdued Saturday compared to his superstar girlfriend after the Chiefs completed their final full practice before Friday’s big game.
Superstar tight end Kelce has been building up to the Super Bowl from Las Vegas all week
In Vegas, Kelce fielded questions about his superstar girlfriend throughout the week
The singer traveled thousands of miles to make the Super Bowl from Tokyo, Japan
Swift has already been to 12 Chiefs games this season, and Sunday will be her lucky 13th
It’s been a long week of build-up for both teams and Patrick Mahomes, Kelce and co will now hope they’ve done everything they can to lift the Lombardi trophy this weekend as they complete their final workout before the big day.
The reigning Super Bowl champions reportedly worked on red-zone, short-yardage and goal-line plays in a 66-minute session Friday.
And on Saturday, they were scheduled to have a mock game and then take a team photo and return to his hotel 30 minutes from Allegiant Stadium.
Swift’s anticipated trip to see Kelce’s Kansas City Chiefs take on the San Francisco 49ers in Las Vegas on Sunday has fueled imaginations and speculation for weeks.
‘I hope she can return in time. It’s so romantic,’ office worker Hitomi Takahashi (29) told the AP on Saturday before the Tokyo show.
At the concert, there was plenty of evidence of the unique cultural phenomenon that is the Swift-Kelce relationship, a connection of professional football and the sheer star power of Swift.
In addition to people wearing sequined dresses to celebrate Swift in the packed Tokyo Dome, there were Travis Kelce jerseys and hats and other gear celebrating the Chiefs.
Some in Tokyo have spent thousands of dollars to attend the pop superstar’s concerts this week – though perhaps not quite as much as it will cost to get into the Super Bowl in Vegas tomorrow night.
Swift has received criticism in recent weeks and months for the frequent use of her private jet
Fans lined up outside Swift’s fourth and final Eras Tour show in Tokyo earlier Saturday night
In the midst of a crazy week, even Japanese diplomats got in on the act, commenting on Swift’s crazy spree around the world.
The Japanese Embassy in Washington posted on social media that she could make it to the Super Bowl in time, including in their statement three Swift song titles – ‘Speak Now’, ‘Fearless’ and ‘Red’.
“If she leaves Tokyo the night after her concert, she should arrive comfortably in Las Vegas before the Super Bowl starts,” it said.
Takahashi, the fan at the Tokyo Dome, was aware of the criticism Swift has faced over her private jets, but said the singer was being unfairly singled out.
‘A lot of other people fly for business, and she’s here for her job. She faces bashing because she is famous and stands out,” Takahashi told AP.
Swift fans line up outside the Tokyo Dome before her Eras Tour concert on Saturday night
Kelce and Swift kiss on the field in Baltimore after the Chiefs’ AFC Championship win
Swift has been criss-crossing the world this week.
Before coming to Asia, she attended the Grammys in Los Angeles and won her 14th Grammy and a record-breaking fourth Album of the Year award for ‘Midnights’. The show was watched by almost 17 million people. She also made a surprise announcement that her next album is set to drop in April.
Then the four concerts in Tokyo, and now apparently a hurried trip to try to make it to Las Vegas to watch Kelce, the tight end for the Chiefs, play in the Super Bowl. She followed Kelce for much of the Chiefs’ season.
“This week is truly the best kind of chaos,” Swift Posted on Wednesday on Instagram.