‘Person of The Year’ Taylor Swift Absent From Super Bowl Half-Time Show Limelight As Eras Tour Gathers Prominence

Published 12/08/2023, 9:58 AM EST

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Swifties were understandably disappointed when the NFL announced that Usher had been selected to perform during the Halftime show. But Kansas City Chiefs fans were also disappointed at the fact that the girlfriend of one of their players had not been given that opportunity. Now it seems they have one more thing to be sad about. There is a high probability that Taylor Swift will not be attending the Super Bowl as well, which will take place on February 11, at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.

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But is Taylor sad about this? It doesn’t seem like it. She’s 33 years old and at the peak of her career. Madonna, on the other hand, was 53 when she got to perform at the Super Bowl. So, why won’t she be able to attend the climax of 18 weeks of football?

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A quick look at Taylor’s record-shattering Eras Tour schedule will reveal that she will be in Tokyo while the Super Bowl will play out in America. She has a concert on Saturday, February 10, and then again on February 16 in the same Tokyo Dome Stadium in Japan. While she does not have a concert on February 11, it seems unlikely that she will travel from Japan to America for a 3-hour show.

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Having Taylor perform at the Super Bowl would have supercharged ratings, as no one at this point is unaware of the “Taylor Effect”. Ever since her appearance at the Chicago Bears game on September 24, NFL viewership for games where it was anticipated that Taylor would be present, had skyrocketed. And after she was crowned “Person of the Year” by TIME magazine, her popularity has only increased.

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But it seems that the refusal was from Taylor’s side and not the NFL’s, as Cosmopolitan magazine had reported that Taylor had been asked “a handful of times” but the billionaire singer-songwriter had refused.

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Why does Taylor Swift not want to perform at the Super Bowl?

For starters, she is very busy with her concert tour and would not want to bail on her fans by upsetting the schedule to accommodate a Super Bowl show that would take hours of practice. She knows that she is at the zenith of her career and that she will have to make very calculated moves from here on. For now, her priorities are re-recording her old music, writing new ones, and just living her life, which yes, includes spending time with Chiefs TE Travis Kelce.

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But is she totally against the idea of headlining the Halftime show? Not at all. Cosmopolitan cited a source who said that she is “leaning towards doing it in a few years, especially if the Super Bowl is in Nashville.” Even though Taylor is not from “Music City” Nashville, she got her first big crack at stardom and holds the place close to her heart. Hope the NFL is listening.

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