Friday Weirdness 1: Taylor Swift travels IN a suitcase

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.”

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.



Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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