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You knew this was coming: A nightclub that only plays Taylor Swift

Whether you like her music or not, Taylor Swift is a cultural juggernaut, a once-in-a-generation-type performer whose imperial period–the time in a career when absolutely everything goes right–rivals those of the Rolling Stones, Bowie, U2, and Madonna. Everyone wants a piece of Tay-Tay Mania. Her fans are rabid. Cross them at your peril

Here’s the latest bit of OTT Swift worship: A club night Swiftogeddon. It began in 2019 at the Limehouse, a dance club in East London, with a a weekly sold-out Taylor Swift night. That’s all the DJ plays: Taylor Swift songs. Swiftogeddon survived the pandemic and similar nights are now taking place across the UK. Just try to get in.

I quote from The Guardian:

“Swiftogeddon is a very feminine space. Most of those in the crowd are women or gay men, with the odd hetero boyfriend gamely trying to sing along. Everyone I speak to stresses how safe it feels, with no fear of judgment or harassment. ‘I feel like a lot of her music really captures the collective female experience,’ Fran, an older Swiftie, tells me. ‘That’s what I love to be part of – singing those songs with a room full of people who feel the same.’

“There have been no reports of drink spiking, unwanted sexual attention or violence, problems that dog the nightlife industry as a whole.”

There’s also a similar kind of gig that’s touring clubs in the US. It’s just a matter of time before Swiftogeddon appears near you.

Read more here.

Alan Cross

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