Taylor Swift’s Australian fans rush to Spotlight for beads to make friendship bracelets six months ahead of the singer’s Eras tour
Taylor Swift’s Australian fans are rushing to Spotlight to prepare for the superstar’s upcoming Eras Tour next February.
Spotlight has become a one-stop-shop for Swifties who want to make their own friendship bracelets out of beads that fans trade with each other, as has become customary at the singer’s shows.
The home goods and crafts retailer has walls of hundreds of different styles of beads perfect for the style of bracelets Taylor Swift fans make.
Taylor Swift lovers are spreading the word and sharing their excitement about the find on social media with one admitting they spent over $100 on the accounts.
Others have been looking for the beads at their local store, but have reported that the shelves are empty because the Swifties ‘plundered’ the stock despite the Eras shows being six months away.
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Taylor Swift’s Australian fans have been ‘looting’ Spotlight stores and clearing the shelves of artisan beads six months before the megastar brings her Eras Tour Down Under
The home goods and crafts retailer has walls of hundreds of different styles of beads perfect for the style of bracelets Taylor Swift fans are making.
“Organized letters of the alphabet will save your life,” Taylor’s megafan Mabel captioned a TikTok video showing Spotlight shelves lined with monogrammed and decorative beads.
“I’m a crafty person, I’ve been (on Spotlight) before but I haven’t been to this section where they have all these accounts, oh my gosh I feel like a girl again,” another Swiftie Jennifer said in a video.
“If you have a VIP membership, they are also a bit cheaper and always have a lot of sales,” he added.
More Eras ticket holders are posting videos from their nearest Spotlight stores to let their fellow Swifties know where stock is available.
“I may or may not have spent more than $100 on bills… concerts are eight months away, but it’s never too early to prepare,” one woman responded in a video.
“I guess I’m going to have to be the center of attention,” replied a second.
The Australian Swifties are making their own beaded friendship bracelets that fans in the US have been trading with each other at Taylor Swift shows (pictured)
The Swifties have been making bracelets that will spell out the title or a short phrase of one of the megastar’s songs in letter beads surrounded by more colorful decorative beads.
“I went crazy and spent like $100 and never made a friendship bracelet in my life, I need to get started,” added a third.
Others report that accounts have been sold out in many Spotlight stores but have found workarounds.
“My bulb ran out of letter beads, I’m so sad,” someone said.
“I went to eight different stores just to find the white and gold alphabet coin beads and NOTHING. The stuff I do for BEADS is crazy,” another laughed.
I ordered some in Temu! I also got a few Kmart and Look Sharp accounts! ‘ suggested one user and another said: ‘My focus has been looted! Fear for victory!
“Honestly, it’s cheaper to buy online on eBay or Shein,” added one user.
Why do Taylor Swift fans make friendship bracelets?
Since the Eras of Taylor Swift tour kicked off in March, fans across the US have been making friendship bracelets to trade with each other at shows.
The trend started on social media and was inspired by a line in the song ‘You’re on Your Own, Kid’ from the singer’s latest album, Midnights.
Taylor Swift fans have been making friendship bracelets to trade with each other at shows.
Swifties has spent hours making the bracelets that typically spell out the title or a short phrase from one of the megastar’s songs in letter beads surrounded by more colorful decorative beads.
Some stack dozens on their wrists and are ziplock bags of oodles more to trade with fans and even venue staff like waiters and security guards as souvenirs of the experience.
“It’s a good way for us all to stay connected,” said an Eras Tour attendee. the hollywood reporter.
“It’s great to see the staff get involved and everyone having a great time bonding over their love for Taylor Swift.”
The Eras of Taylor Swift tour has yet to leave the United States, but Australian fans are looking forward to getting in on the bracelet action ahead of the singer’s Sydney and Melbourne shows in February 2024.
Many Australian ticket holders are buying beads and starting to make their own bracelets six months before shows.