As pop sensation Taylor Swift continues her whirlwind Eras Tour in the wake of making history at the Grammys, a new twist has emerged in the form of a potential dash from Tokyo to Las Vegas for the Super Bowl next Sunday.
Swift, who is set to perform in Japan later this week, is dating Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, and Swifties from all over have wondered whether she'll be able to make it to football's biggest event in time to support her boyfriend.
The Japanese Embassy in Washington added a playful touch to the speculation, confirming on Friday that despite the considerable distance and time difference, Swift could indeed make it to Las Vegas before the Super Bowl kick-off on February 11.
The embassy's statement, posted on the social media platform X, formerly Twitter, assured fans that Swift could seamlessly transition from captivating Tokyo audiences to cheering on the Chiefs.
The statement—which incorporated three of the titles of Swift's previous albums—is as follows:
"The Embassy of Japan in the United States is aware of recent media reports concerning the steps that Taylor Swift will need to take to travel from Tokyo after her concert on February 10th to Las Vegas in time to watch the Kansas City Chiefs play in Super Bowl LVIII."
“Despite the 12-hour flight and 17-hour time difference, the Embassy can confidently Speak Now to say that if she departs Tokyo in the evening after her concert, she should comfortably arrive in Las Vegas before the Super Bowl begins."
"We know that many people in Japan are excited to experience Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour, so we wanted to confirm that anyone concerned can be Fearless in knowing that this talented performer can wow Japanese audiences and still make it to support the Chiefs when they take the field for the Super Bowl wearing Red."
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Fans loved every line of the Japanese Embassy's cheeky missive.
Swift and Kelce's relationship gained further attention in September when Swift showed her support for Kelce during the Kansas City Chiefs' 41-10 victory over the Chicago Bears. Swift was seen cheering from Kelce's suite at Arrowhead Stadium, alongside Kelce's mother, Donna Kelce.
The highly publicized relationship has had a considerable impact on NFL viewership.
The Chiefs–Bears game, which Swift attended, drew the most television viewers of the weekend, while sales of Kelce's jersey and Chiefs home game tickets surged.
Both the NFL and NBC have used the relationship for social media content and to promote subsequent games, sometimes with mixed reactions from fans who felt Swift's presence and the regular cutaways to her were drawing attention from the game.