In keeping with other towns that have previously been graced with Taylor Swift’s successful Eras Tour, Minneapolis, Minnesota, will momentarily adopt the nickname ‘Swiftie-apolis’ in recognition of Swift’s two completely sold-out performances there.
The city of Minneapolis is about to experience one of its most exciting weekends ever, according to Minneapolis mayor Jacob Frey, who made the announcement at a news conference. “With Pride plus Taylor Swift, we are expecting more than half a million people… it’s better than our wildest dreams.”
Due to increased demand for lodgings, hotel rates close to U.S. Bank Stadium, where Swift will perform, are expected to soar as a result of the dual concerts.
“We are renaming Minneapolis to ‘Swiftie-apolis’ – as a singer, songwriter, performer and producer, Taylor is one of the most popular artists, and we’re expecting hundreds of thousands to visit our downtown and experience our city as a result,” said Frey.
Minneapolis adopts a temporary name change in Swift’s honour, following places like Glendale, Arizona, and Houston, Texas. Swift has also received accolades for her Eras Tour, including an exclusive cocktail and the title of honorary mayor of Tampa, Florida. She recently revealed dates for the Eras Tour across Europe, South America, Asia and Australia.
On the Billboard Hot 100, Swift has amassed an astounding 40 top ten songs, nine of which have reached the number one spot, including ‘Anti-Hero,’ her most recent number-one single. The country-pop crossover phenom has sent 11 titles to the top of the Billboard 200. ‘Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)’, her upcoming re-recording, will also be released on 7th July.
– Riya Sohini