Arizona Town Changes Name In Honor Of Taylor Swift
The metropolis of Glendale, Arizona, is altering its title in honor of Taylor Swift forward of her impending arrival.
The sudden rebrand as “Swift City” will coincide with the famous person’s sold-out performances kicking off her Eras Tour on Friday and Saturday, in response to AZ Central. The change, which is non permanent and purely symbolic, was introduced by the mayor of the 248,000-population metropolis at a information convention on Monday.
Mayor Jerry P. Weiers, on behalf of town council, proclaimed that on Friday and Saturday, “the city of Glendale will be renamed Swift City,” he said before making cheeky nods to Swift’s lyrics.
“And all Swifties are encouraged to share their smiles ‘that could light up this whole town’ on all social media platforms because ‘the best people in life are free,’” continued Weiers, in references to “You Belong With Me” and “New Romantics.”
Swift will carry out back-to-back reveals at Glendale’s State Farm Arena earlier than heading to Las Vegas, the subsequent cease on her tour. Her web site says each Eras Tour location consists of a number of reveals.
Glendale officers instructed Arizona’s ABC-15 that an estimated 70,000 persons are anticipated at every present.
“A lot of bars and restaurants in our area will be offering Taylor Swift-themed menu items,” Jessica Mensch, a fan who works for town, instructed the outlet. “It’s not just a party in the stadium — it’s a party throughout our entire sports and entertainment district.”
Glendale reportedly labored on the title change with the State Farm Arena and Swift’s representatives, who gave permission to make use of her title and likeness.
For the mayor, the Swift City declaration catapults Glendale right into a high leisure district.
“I couldn’t be more proud to be the mayor of the city that’s done such an incredible job,” he gushed.
Swift’s Eras Tour ends in Los Angeles in August with 5 reveals.