It's probably quite difficult for someone to be able to fully identify with Taylor Swift's world. After all, so few people are ever tasked with commanding a stadium full of fans numbered in the tens of thousands along with the constant pressure and scrutiny of being such a public-facing figure whose every outfit and gesture are broken down for commentary.
While Travis Kelce can't fully identify with the intensity of what Swift has faced for years, he does know a thing or two about stadiums and photographers, autographs and crowd demands.
Over the Chiefs bye week, several players found the opportunity to get away to various destinations for a little rest and relaxation. Kelce chose to go south of the equator ("for the first time") to visit Swift, his current love interest, and support her on her Eras tour, which was slated for a run of shows in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
On the latest New Heights episode, Travis Kelce spoke about seeing Taylor perform in Buenos Aires.
The ensuing social media buzz following Kelce's appearance with Swift was overwhelming. Fans documented his response to a number of songs at the show and caught him hanging with Swift's father. They also recorded a public kiss as she left the stage and found him waiting for her after the concert was over.
On the latest episode of Kelce's podcast, New Heights, Jason Kelce asked his brother, Travis, about his trip to Buenos Aires and what it was like. Kelce said the fan support for Taylor was something to behold.
"I think it was north of 65, like 70,000. Three nights in a row. It’s crazy how many sold-out shows she has and these venues that she keeps going to. I was blown away. It was an electric crowd, too. And for everybody who went to those shows, Taylor was on record saying it was one of her favorite places to play. So hats off to you guys for showing the love."
Kelce also said the pair got some unexpected downtime when her first show was postponed due to inclement weather.
"She wasn’t too happy. She kinda prides herself on performing through rain or weather, but when it’s unsafe like that to her and her crew and everybody in the stadium, you gotta do what you gotta do. It wasn’t canceled. It was postponed as she noted and, you know what, everybody was accommodated for whoever missed on Friday to go on Sunday. Sure enough, I think it ended up being perfect. I think everybody got to go."
As for the concert's magic moment when Swift substituted the word "Chiefs" for "screen" in her song "Karma" and said, "Karma is the guy on the Chiefs coming straight home to me," Kelce admitted he might have known such a moment was coming. However, he was still "shocked" all the same.
"I might have had a little bit of a clue, but definitely, when I heard it come out of her mouth, it still shocked me. I was like, ‘Oh… she really just said that.’"