With less than a month until Taylor Swift begins the Australian leg of her Eras tour, excitement is building for fans of the singer.
And Swifties are coming up with bizarre ‘hacks’ to maximise their experience at the concerts, including one very gross suggestion.
One Melbourne ticket-holder has posted to a fan forum, suggesting ‘adult diapers’ might be a good idea to ensure they don’t miss any songs while waiting in line for the restroom.
‘A bit of a silly question, going to Melbourne N1. Is anyone considering waring an adult diaper? I just REALLY don’t want to miss a second of it,’ the anonymous post asked.
This suggestion ignited a lively discussion, not just on the topic of absorbent undergarments, but also on the challenging decision of which songs could be forfeited while nature called.
With less than a month until Taylor Swift (pictured) begins the Australian leg of her Eras tour, Swifties are coming up with bizarre ‘hacks’ to maximise their experience at the concerts
Some argued Shake It Off was the ideal toilet break song, while others thought songs from the Evermore or Folklore eras could be missed.
Meanwhile, some fans heaped praise on the unique diaper idea while others wondered if it was a serious post.
The Eras show is an extremely long stadium spectacular, with a setlist of 44 songs and a running time of nearly three and a half hours.
So ‘holding it in’ might not be an option for some.
It comes organisers of the tour are worried about the 15,000 fans who are estimated to arrive despite not having tickets to see the pop star’s sold out shows.
One Melbourne ticket-holder posted a gross idea to a fan forum: ‘Is anyone considering waring an adult diaper? I just REALLY don’t want to miss a second of it’
Venues NSW have warned ticketless fanatics to stay away from the stadium to prevent crowd management issues, reported The Daily Telegraph on Sunday.
A spokesperson said that fans who missed out on tickets should not try to ‘soak up the atmosphere’ outside, as they likely won’t hear any songs anyway.
Meanwhile, Transport NSW coordinator-general Howard Collins said the city will be ‘preparing for the inevitable’.
‘What we found with other popular music venues where people can’t get tickets, people do just turn up to sort of soak up the atmosphere, and you can’t stop them other than to manage crowds,’ he said.
‘We are not encouraging ticketless fans to attend, but part of our contingency plan is allowing for extra people who may be travelling who haven’t got tickets.’
But despite warnings from the NSW government, businesses are said to be rolling out the welcome mat for all of Taylor’s fans regardless of whether they have tickets.
Business Sydney executive director Paul Nicolaou said: ‘Irrespective of their ticket status, Sydney must put up the welcome sign for the Swifties because they will all make a contribution to our city in some way.’
Some argued Shake It Off was the ideal toilet break song, while others thought songs from the Evermore or Folklore eras could be missed. Fans are pictured at Swift’s concert