Taylor Swift’s Philippines tour snub: Did subpar venue play a role?

Heartbroken Filipino Swifties took to social media to express their dismay as pop superstar Taylor Swift excluded the Philippines from her highly anticipated The Eras World Tour.

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Comparisons were drawn between the iconic Philippine Arena and Singapore’s National Stadium, both capable of accommodating 55,000 concertgoers.

Devoted fans flocked to Twitter, with user @mart712in boldly asserting that the reason behind the Philippines’ exclusion from the Asian tour dates was the Philippine Arena’s alleged failure to meet the stringent requirements of a national stadium within an urban setting.

Japan and Singapore secured coveted spots on Taylor Swift’s 2024 tour schedule, leaving the Philippines yearning for a glimpse of their beloved pop sensation.

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