There was once a story about Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo and how he made it past fans to the stage at certain gigs. He’d exit the tour bus, climb into a wheeled container (A roadcase? Some kind of wheelie bin?) and then be pushed undetected by roadies to wherever he needed to be.
That’s nothing. Taylor Swift travels in a suitcase. Not with. In.
Back in the summer of 2017, a pap snapped a shot of two men carefully carrying a large and bulky suitcase out of Tay-Tay’s apartment in New York. The site Splash captioned it this way: “Taylor Swift being transported in a huge suitcase from her Tribeca apartment into her truck, in the trunk. Almost a dozen of Taylor Swift’s security guards were present to move this package carefully as Taylor Swift remains to be unseen for a long time.”
— SPIN 1038 (@spin1038) July 17, 2017
Splash later had to backtrack on their story, but it was too late. The Internet had suck its teeth into the tale. The idea of Tay-Tay traveling as baggage just wouldn’t go away.
Now, though, her friend Zayn Malik says that it’s all true. He dropped this line in an interview with Vogue:
She was traveling around in a suitcase,” he says, eyes agog, of his pal Taylor Swift’s ability to avoid the paparazzi.
Lifestyles of the rich and famous, huh? More at Stereogum.