Fans Flood Narita Airport to Greet Taylor Swift to Japan
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There is famous. There is super famous. And then there is "delay multiple flights because of fan frenzy" famous.
That seems to be Taylor Swift’s status as she embarks on the Japanese leg of her “1989 World Tour,” where scores of fans flooded Narita Airport to catch a glimpse of the singer who reminded us all that it's advisable to “Shake It Off.”
TMZ reported on Sunday that the fan fervor actually caused a couple of delays at the airport: “We've seen people at Narita Airport fan out before, but apparently this one was too much. People on scene say at least 2 arrivals were delayed because of airport congestion ... the result of Taylor's immense popularity.”
Swift posted the following image to her Instagram account with the quote “A very low key arrival in Tokyo” attached.
And, for those who are not familiar with the Taylor Swift-induced melee, this video was spotted on YouTube of the 25-year-old’s walk through the Tokyo airport:
The NY Daily News reports Swift will get right to work entertaining a mass of adoring fans: “Swift's highly anticipated tour, which also features pop trio Haim, Vance Joy and Shawn Mendes on the bill, kicks off Tuesday at the Tokyo Dome and swings through MetLife Stadium for two shows on July 10 and July 11.”
Now we all enjoy the occasional airport greeting. Having a loved one pick you up after a long trip is one of those truly underappreciated travel joys.
However, we will never know the peculiar feeling of one gigantic expanse of shouting fans clamoring for your autograph the moment you get off a very long international flight.
We have to assume it’s a pretty neat feeling and quite possibly the only proper cure for jetlag.
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