It’s been a cruel summer for swifties in Dubai as we’ve watched everyone from London to Australia and Singapore snag tickets to the Taylor Swift Eras Tour. Everyone except us that is. However, if there’s one thing that the fans of the world’s #1 female artist are, it’s that they’re resourceful. A bunch of hardcore swifties in the UAE are organising Lavender Night: A Taylor Swift Tribute Concert this August to make up for a generation missing out on The Eras Tour.
This info has been kept pretty hush-hush via a small Instagram page launched on July 10 that’s slowly picking momentum. But you know us, keeping secrets is really not our strong suit. Also, you’re welcome.
Look what you made your UAE fans do, Taylor
August 12, dear Tay Tay stans, is when this homegrown concert night unfolds, and the venue it’s being rolled out at is at RollDXB, Dubai’s first and only roller disco. The inaugural post on the Instagram account @taylorswiftnightuae announces that the event was born as a wish fulfilment. “The eras tour didn’t touch our lands yet but that is not going to stop us from creating our own version of it.” The post also clarifies that it’s an event “designed and curated by swifties for swifties.”
And good on these fearless UAE fans for taking matters into their own hands. Because, honestly, HOW has Taylor Swift NEVER performed in Dubai? Is our karma bad? Why are we watching elaborate costumes and magical stage sets from a distance on TikTok as if in exile?
Where you can get tickets for this Taylor Swift Eras Tour-themed night
Subsequent posts on the page have been a digital trail of breadcrumbs giving followers with a sneak peek of exclusive merchandise. Ticket sales have gone live on Platinumlist; click here to purchase. If that’s got your heart racing, you need to calm down – they’ve also teased a setlist reveal AND details about what to expect at the concert.
Who’s performing which songs at this Taylor Swift Night?
Is this Dubai event a concert or a DJ night? Maybe a hologram of Taylor will perform there? All we do know is that from 5pm to 12am, concertgoers can enjoy live performances and amazing visuals in the background. There will also be a Swift Museum Experience, a Lover Glitter Station, a photo booth, and merch like goodies and stickers to take home. Deep cut tracks like Dress, Picture To Burn and more have been requested on the account’s interactive Instagram stories poll, revealing followers are diehard swifties. We’re hoping songs from all 10 Taylor Swift studio albums are performed/played at this event. I mean, that’s what the real Taylor Swift’s doing at The Eras Tour, so y’know.
This Taylor Swift-themed party has left me with more questions than answers. But that’s on brand. The Grammy Award-winner is known for keeping fans guessing with cryptic clues about new albums and tours. The only way to fill blank spaces with info is by attending it!