What is 'Taylor-gating?': Here's why some Swifties are belting out the singer's tunes outside of her sold-out shows
Taylor Swift fans are gathering outside of Eras Tour venues to sing and dance in the streets.
The trend, known as "Taylor-gating," has been described by fans as "a full-on dance floor."
"Taylor-gating" attendees spoke to "Today" about their experience in a segment that aired Friday.
Taylor Swift fans that couldn't secure Eras Tour tickets last November are celebrating in their own special way.
Swifties nationwide are participating in "Taylor-gating," a tailgating trend that has seen thousands of fans gathering outside of Eras Tour venues.
"Taylor-gating" attendees spoke to "Today" about their experience in a "Today" segment that aired Friday.
"I'm sure Taylor heard double the voices she was expecting because we were all out there singing even though we weren't inside," Michaela Hogan, a Nashville fan, told "Today."
The trend was inspired by the high ticket prices and long Ticketmaster queues fans faced last fall. The increased demand caused technical difficulties on Ticketmaster's site, and many fans were left without their golden ticket.
Though some fans were disappointed, "Taylor-gating" is a way for them to sing along to their favorite songs and find community. "I wanna cry, I wanna throw up, and I wanna pass out," a "Taylor-gate" attendee in Philadelphia told "Today."
In April, a Tampa-based Swiftie shared a TikTok of her and her friends picnicking outside of the Taylor Swift concert, while other fans can be seen dancing and singing Swift's hit "The 1." The TikTok has over 4 million views as of Sunday.
@liljessmo #stitch with @liljessmo my heart is so full ❤️ i cannot believe i was all alone here 2 days ago and tbis many people showed up today 🥰 #taylorswift #erastour #erastourtampa #taylorswifttampa #swifttok #erastourtips #swiftie #taylorgating #raymondjamesstadium ♬ original sound - Jess
Attendees don't just keep the party going before the concert; the celebrations continue after the show, complete with food and more sing-alongs.
@taraaapadovan Bleachers? No, parking lot. #taylorswift #taylorswiftphilly #lincolnfinancialfield #erastour #taylorgate #swifties #taylorswiftparty #youbelongwithme ♬ original sound - tara
Taylor Swift fans prove the party doesn't just happen inside the venue.
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