Taylor Swift Kicks Off Pride Month in Lyon: “Happy Pride Month!”

Taylor Swift brought her Eras Tour to Groupama Stadium in Lyon, France, celebrating the start of Pride Month with a spirited performance, despite the rainy weather. 

During the concert, Swift, 34, took a moment to acknowledge Pride Month, enthusiastically wishing the crowd a “Happy Pride Month, Lyon!” She performed her 2019 hit ‘You Need to Calm Down,’ known for its LGBTQ+ anthem status. The stage was illuminated with rainbow lights, and fans waved their hands, creating a vibrant, celebratory atmosphere.

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Swift’s performance wasn’t dampened by the rain; in fact, it added to the show’s charm. “Pluie, rain,” Swift commented, using the French word for rain. Fans and band members adapted to the wet conditions, with tents covering the band and VIP areas, while the audience donned ponchos.

“We have officially had a rain show tonight and that is set,” Swift declared before performing ‘Champagne Problems,’ highlighting the memorable nature of the rainy concert.

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Continuing her Eras Tour tradition, Swift treated fans to two surprise song performances. She played ‘The Prophecy’ from her latest album, ‘The Tortured Poets Department’, and ‘Long Story Short’ from her 2020 album, ‘Evermore’. Later, she performed a mash-up of ‘You’re on Your Own Kid’ from ‘Midnights’ and ‘Fifteen’ from her 2010 album ‘Speak Now.’

Swift’s boyfriend, Super Bowl champion Travis Kelce, was not present for the Lyon show, having appeared at the Big Slick Celebrity Weekend in Kansas City, Missouri, the previous night. Kelce and other celebrities like Jason Sudeikis and Paul Rudd participated in the fundraising event, where Sudeikis humorously asked Kelce about his plans to propose to Swift. Kelce, however, kept his response light and playful.

-Gayathri J