A moment from a Taylor Swift concert went viral this weekend and it had nothing to do with her singing. Swift interrupted her performance of “Bad Blood” during a show in Philadelphia on Saturday to defend a concertgoer in an apparent dispute with a security guard. Her comments were captured on video, with one clip generating more than 6 million views on Twitter.
“She’s fine,” Swift is heard shouting through the crowd, apparently frustrated by what she saw. She paused again to add, “She wasn’t doing anything.” The star then yelled, “Hey stop it” two more times.
It is not clear from the videos on social media what happened in the crowd to provoke the reaction. The fan was later identified as Kelly Inglis, a Maryland elementary school teacher and parent. according to CBS News Baltimore.
Inglis told his side of the story in a TikTok published to the account of her friend Caitlin Gabell. Captioned “It’s me, hello, I’m the problem,” a reference to Swift’s song “Anti-Hero,” she said the security guard had been “harassing” her and her group all night. .
“Every time we did something, he was on top of us,” Inglis said. “We’re dancing, we’re having fun, and he didn’t like it.”
She said the guard was escorted out later and the group was offered tickets to the next night’s concert.
CBS News contacted the venue, Lincoln Financial Field, for comment. The stadium said the issue was addressed and resolved internally.
In a follow-up post, this time from your own TIkTok account — Inglis offered his heartfelt gratitude for Swift’s actions the night before.
“I’ve been a huge fan, Taylor, since I was 17,” the self-proclaimed “Swiftie” said. “The fact that you did that for me last night and stood up for me meant a lot, a lot, a lot.”
Inglis added that Saturday’s show marked her 13th Taylor Swift concert.
Swift’s eras tour – the star’s first tour in five years – kicked off in March. Then he heads to Massachusetts, with three programmed functions at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro.