25 Feb 2024

Milking Kiwi Swifties' FOMO

From Mediawatch, 9:08 am on 25 February 2024

As the biggest pop star on the planet packed out huge Australian arenas this week, the media here milked Kiwi Swifties’ anger over missing out. It also aired confusing blame-game claims about why Swift gave New Zealand a swerve in the first place - and where the big gigs might be held in future.  

This photo taken on February 3, 2024 shows fans of US singer Taylor Swift, also known as Swifties, cheering as they watch concert film "Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour" at a cinema in Beijing. Waving glow sticks, and sporting sequin dresses and friendship bracelets, Chinese fans of American pop sensation Taylor Swift turn a normally-quiet Beijing cinema into a raucous celebration of their favourite singer. (Photo by Jade GAO / AFP) / To go with AFP story "China-entertainment-music-Swift-fans", SCENE by Luna LIN (STF)

Fans have travelled to global locations to catch the Eras tour shows. Photo: JADE GAO