Taylor Swift has completed the first leg of her mad dash from Tokyo to reach Super Bowl LVIII after touching down in Los Angeles on Saturday night.
The pop superstar flew about nine hours and 9,000 miles in an attempt to see her boyfriend Travis Kelce and his Kansas City Chiefs play in the Super Bowl on Sunday night.
Swift walked off stage at the Tokyo Dome on Saturday night and was taken directly to her private jet at Haneda airport, according to The Associated Press.
The 14-time Grammy winner’s plane, which was listed as ‘VistaJet (The Age of Football)’ in an apparent nod to Swift’s newfound love for the sport, on the popular flight-tracking website FlightRadar landed in Los Angeles at 3:35 pm local time. .
The singer is expected to stay at her Los Angeles home before continuing to Sin City on Sunday morning.
Taylor Swift has completed the first stage of her crazy race from Tokyo to reach the Super Bowl
Swift headed straight from the stage to her private jet at Haneda Airport to fly back to the United States.
A plane with the sign “The Age of Football” was waiting for Swift on the tarmac in Tokyo. The plane in the photo is a file image and not the exact plane the pop star flies on.
Swift’s private jet is believed to be at the Burbank airport waiting to whisk her to Las Vegas for the big game.
You now have just over 24 hours to complete the final, much shorter leg of your journey: 300 miles to Las Vegas, Nevada.
The time difference between Asia and the west coast of North America meant that although he performed on Saturday night in Tokyo, he actually landed earlier in Los Angeles.
All eyes have been on Swift to see if she would make the mad dash across the world to see her man, with more Eras Tour shows taking place in Melbourne, Australia starting on Friday.
Fans will desperately try to track the plane around the world as it heads to its 13th game of the Chiefs season, coincidentally with its lucky number.
Earlier that night, on stage in Tokyo, Swift had told the crowd: “We’re all going to have a big adventure.” While she was presumably referring to the show, it also applies to the days ahead as she travels around the world and back again, all in Kelce’s name.
Taking a final bow at the end of her sold-out show, dressed in a blue sequin miniskirt, the crowd screaming, strobe lights pulsing, confetti falling, Swift disappeared under the stage and began her journey to the other side of the world. .
Meanwhile, her boyfriend Kelce had a quieter Saturday compared to his superstar girlfriend after the Chiefs completed their last full practice before Friday’s big game.
Superstar tight end Kelce has been preparing for the Super Bowl from Las Vegas all week.
In Las Vegas, Kelce has been answering questions about his superstar girlfriend all week.
The singer has traveled thousands of miles to get to the Super Bowl from Tokyo, Japan
Swift has already attended 12 Chiefs games this season, and Sunday will be his lucky 13th.
It’s been a long week of preparation for both teams and Patrick Mahomes, Kelce and company now hope to have done everything they can to lift the Lombardi Trophy this weekend as they completed their final training session before the big day.
The reigning Super Bowl champions reportedly worked on red zone, short yardage and goal line plays in a 66-minute session on Friday.
And on Saturday, they were scheduled to do a simulated game, then take a team photo and return to their hotel 30 minutes from Allegiant Stadium.
Swift’s long-awaited trip to watch Kelce’s Kansas City Chiefs play the San Francisco 49ers in Las Vegas on Sunday US time has sparked imagination and speculation for weeks.
‘I hope he can return in time. “It’s very romantic,” office worker Hitomi Takahashi, 29, told the AP before the Tokyo Show on Saturday.
At the concert there was abundant evidence of the unique cultural phenomenon that is the Swift-Kelce relationship, a nexus between professional football and Swift’s enormous star power.
In addition to people wearing sequin dresses celebrating Swift in the packed Tokyo Dome, there were Travis Kelce t-shirts, hats and other merchandise celebrating the Chiefs.
Some in Tokyo spent thousands of dollars to attend the pop superstar’s concerts this week, though perhaps not as much as it will cost to get into the Super Bowl in Las Vegas tomorrow night.
Swift has received criticism for her regular use of her private jet in recent weeks and months.
Fans line up outside Swift’s fourth and final Eras Tour show in Tokyo on Saturday night.
In the midst of a crazy week, even Japanese diplomats got in on the act and commented on Swift’s crazy race around the world.
The Japanese embassy in Washington posted on social media that it could make it to the Super Bowl on time, including in its statement three Swift song titles: ‘Speak Now,’ ‘Fearless,’ and ‘Red.’
“If you leave Tokyo the night after your concert, you should comfortably arrive in Las Vegas before the Super Bowl begins,” it said.
Takahashi, the fan at the Tokyo Dome, was aware of the criticism Swift has faced over her private jets, but said the singer was being unfairly singled out.
‘A lot of other people travel for business and she’s here for her job. “She faces a beating because she is famous and stands out,” Takahashi told the AP.
Swift fans gather outside the Tokyo Dome ahead of her Eras Tour concert on Saturday night.
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Swift has already been touring the world this week.
Before coming to Asia, he attended the Grammys in Los Angeles, where he won his 14th Grammy and a record-breaking fourth Album of the Year award for ‘Midnights.’ The program was watched by almost 17 million people. She also made a surprise announcement that her next album is set to be released in April.
Then the four concerts in Tokyo, and now apparently a rushed trip to try to get to Las Vegas to see Chiefs tight end Kelce play in the Super Bowl. He has shadowed Kelce for much of the Chiefs’ season.
“This week is truly the best kind of chaos,” Swift published on wednesday On Instagram.