by Christina Charie '25 on December 8, 2022
With the Ticketmaster crisis casting a sense of despair over Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour and the Christmas season, there is one way the Grammy Award-Winning artist can help her fans right here in Friartown. All Friars want for Christmas is for Taylor to perform at Providence College.
Not every college student can dish out thousands of dollars for a ticket to the Eras Tour, no matter how much one desires an unforgettable moment with Swift herself. The artist is angry with Ticketmaster’s exploitation of her fame and popularity, but there are things she can do to help some of her loyal fans. Swift does not have to operate at the mercy of capitalism.
How can Swift simply ignore countless videos of loyal Friar basketball fans singing “You Belong with Me” during the Christmas season? PC has made national headlines regarding Swift’s iconic song becoming an anthem at the Friars’ Basketball games. Friartown is the perfect location for Swift to host a concert without Ticketmaster being involved.
Friars would wait hours in line for a chance to see Swift perform in person. With the cost of tickets soaring and limited availability because of Ticketmaster’s monopolistic practices, not all Friars have the chance to attend one of the amazing concerts. PC has become linked with Swift’s music, so it is simply fate. The best gift a Friar could open on Christmas morning is a ticket to a Taylor Swift concert.
The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing Taylor loud for all to hear. Keep singing Friars; Taylor hears us!