Yesterday, Taylor Swift shared some exciting news. She’s adding more dates to her tour in North America. She performed wonderfully in places like New Orleans, Miami, Indianapolis, and across Canada. Gracie Abrams, a talented pop singer, will be opening for Swift on this tour.
In a heartwarming gesture, Taylor surprised around 50 people who help with the tour, like transporters, with amazing $100,000 gifts. She didn’t stop there – she also gave rewards to other team members, like musicians, lighting experts, and even the cooks who take care of everyone during the tour.
One of the companies involved in transporting the tour stuff, Shomotion, shared some insights. They handle moving the important stage stuff and setups. Around 50 people in the transportation teams got these big rewards. This is way more than the usual extra money they get, which is usually between $5,000 to $10,000 per person. They were really surprised and happy about this huge amount.
But it’s not just about the money. These hardworking folks spend a lot of time away from their families, working long hours to make the concerts happen. Some even spend up to 24 weeks away from home during Taylor’s tour. The $100,000 bonus can make a big difference in their lives. They could buy a house or pay for their kids’ college.
On another note, there have been problems with ticket sales. More than 20 fans sued an online ticket seller for mistakes in giving out early access codes and not being able to fulfill all the ticket orders for Taylor’s shows. The fans also said that Ticketmaster gave a lot of tickets to scalpers and bots. This made it even harder for real fans to get tickets.