Taylor Swift Named Honorary Mayor Of Tampa, Florida

Tampa, Florida, has made Taylor Swift honorary mayor of the city for a day to honor The Eras Tour.

By Jessica Scott | Updated

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Everyone is hyped up about Taylor Swift’s The Eras Tour, in which the country/pop/rock/alternative/folk music superstar (and writer/director) will be playing songs from all the different eras of her impressive career. Whole cities are displaying that hype by trying to outdo each other with huge, welcoming gestures for the singer when she comes to their town. According to Consequence Sound, Tampa, Florida, might just win this one-upping competition because they just named Taylor Swift honorary mayor for the day.

Last month, the city of Glendale, Arizona, changed its name to “Swift City” when Taylor Swift arrived for the kickoff of the highly anticipated tour, and Arlington, Virginia, named a street after her (albeit temporarily). Las Vegas lit up its famous Gateway Arches just for her, but Tampa and its real mayor, Jane Castor, wanted to do even more.

“Here in Tampa, we’ve got a reputation to uphold,” she said in a video. “We want to go bigger. So I want to present you with a key to the city and invite you to be our honorary mayor for a day.” She even added: “Mayor Swift has a nice ring to it.”

Obviously, Taylor Swift probably won’t really do all the things that mayors and other governmental figures usually do, like deal with laws and take care of the city, but she will have a key to that city and make a great (symbolic) figurehead for the day. 

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The Eras Tour has already proven to be a massive hit among Taylor Swift fans, and it will be running through August 9. But Taylor Swift isn’t the only big music star audiences will see on stage: she will be joined by acts like Paramore, HAIM, MUNA, Phoebe Bridgers, beabadoobee, and others. 

If that all sounds awesome to you, you can get tickets for Taylor Swift’s tour via StubHub, which is a secondary market ticketing platform on which orders are 100 percent guaranteed. So, in other words, there is no risk of your ticket randomly changing or disappearing, which would be devastating for a Swiftie excited about going to the concert!

Taylor Swift’s shows are really a can’t-miss event, as everyone comes with big surprises, like songs fans weren’t expecting to hear and chances to glimpse the star before the show. In fact, last week, a lucky witness captured video evidence that proved that Taylor Swift was taken to the stage inside a huge janitor’s cart full of brooms and mops, and other cleaning supplies to throw onlookers off her scent. So, you never know where Taylor Swift might show up!

Becoming the honorary mayor of Tampa, Florida, even if just for a day, may be just what Taylor Swift needs to lift her spirits. Rumor has it that she and her boyfriend of six years, Joe Alwyn, recently split up, ending the longest relationship she has had (as far as the public knows). 

Breakups are always sad, but luckily Taylor Swift has The Eras Tour – and her new duties as mayor, of course – to keep her mind off of things.