Taylor Swift can’t believe the photos of this projected Junior Jewels T-shirt on the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro.
She played her first of three “Eras Tour” shows in the Brazilian city on Friday, presenting photos of the memorial dressed in the iconic iridescent puff-sleeved pajama T-shirt from the “You Belong With Me” -Video.
“I saw something that I didn’t fully believe when I saw it. People kept sending me pictures of this picture, and I kept writing, ‘No, there’s no way this is real,'” she said during her “Evermore” piano portion of the show. “This has to be photoshopped, it can’t be done,” she added as the crowd drowned her out with screams.
As one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, the statue is no stranger to projections like those of Healthcare workers in 2020.
It’s also not the first time a host country, state or city has gone out of its way to welcome Swift as she embarks on her largest stadium tour yet around the globe. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy named a sandwich after the singer. Glendale, Arizona, renamed itself “Swift City” because the first concerts of Swift’s Eras Tour took place there. Different Signage and other clever ideas like one Bench of honor at Nashville’s Centennial Park (mentioned in Swift’s “Invisible String”) showed how big her name has become.
The pop icon is approaching the halfway point of her international tour, which will last more than 120 concerts. Friday night’s show marks the show’s #61 spot. After last weekend’s mashup of “Is It Over Now?” (Taylor’s Version) (From the Vault)” and “Out of the Woods (Taylor’s Version),” fans are excited to see what surprise songs she’ll perform next.