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The Universal Magazine

Taylor Swift Ignites the French Stage

Taylor Swift on the stage of La Défense Arena

Taylor Swift, young billionaire and world-renowned American singer, kicked off her European tour with a series of impressive concerts at La Défense Arena in Paris, attracting a crowd of 45,000 people. This series of shows marks her grand return to France after a thirteen-year absence, an event eagerly awaited by her fans.

Since its start in the United States in March 2023, her tour has already generated over a billion dollars. In France, Taylor Swift is no exception to her global success, filling venues such as La Défense Arena and Groupama Stadium in Lyon, where she is expected for two more performances in early June.

Swift’s concerts are not just musical, they are also real visual spectacles, with frequent costume changes and elaborate staging. In Paris, she performed songs from her latest album, The Tortured Poets Department, as well as older tracks.

French fans seem to have a particular connection with the singer, despite a fanbase that is more discreet than in other countries. Some fans, often young girls, express a deep attachment to her lyrics and the authenticity of her music.

Taylor Swift also had to overcome some cultural barriers and less enthusiastic critics in France, where her music and image have long been perceived as too light or mainstream. Nevertheless, the current tour proves that her popularity is growing, even in a country traditionally reluctant to this kind of pop music.

The impact of Taylor Swift on her French fans and her ability to bring together spectators of all backgrounds at her concerts reveal an artist who transcends cultural and linguistic barriers, making each show a moment of communion and celebration of music in all its diversity.