Jane Castor invites Taylor Swift to be Mayor for a day
The idea of paying $4,000 for a good Taylor Swift ticket has a lot of people angry. Image via AP.

Taylor Swift
'Your fans have spoken and they want to know what we are doing to welcome you to our beautiful city.'

Tampa Mayor Jane Castor is prepared to give up her job for a day, at least figuratively speaking. 

She’s inviting pop star Taylor Swift, who will be performing in Tampa April 13-15, to be honorary Mayor for a day.

“Mayor Swift has a nice ring to it,” Castor said in a video posted on social media welcoming the “Shake It Off” singer to Tampa. “We can’t wait to welcome you and your fans to Tampa, Taylor’s version.”

Swift’s sold-out three-day tour at Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium is expected to net the Tampa Sports Authority $730,000, according to the Tampa Bay Times. The outlet reported her previous shows in Tampa, in 2015 and 2018, brought in $2.2 million in revenue. 

Castor isn’t missing the chance to welcome Swifties to her town, whether they live in the city, in the region or are traveling from elsewhere.

“Your fans have spoken and they want to know what we are doing to welcome you to our beautiful city,” she says in the video, noting other cities’ efforts to please Swift and her fans.

“We know, Glendale changed its name, Arlington made a street sign and Vegas illuminated their gateway arches,” Castor continued. “But here in Tampa we’ve got a reputation to uphold. We want to go bigger, so I want to present you with a key to the city and invite you to be our honorary Mayor for a day.”

Castor also noted another Tampa appeal.

“Let me tell you, our weather never goes out of style.”

Merchandise for Swift’s Eras Tour will go on sale at Raymond James stadium the day before her first performance, Wednesday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Merch will be available to fans whether or not they scored tickets to the show at the merchandise trailer in Lot 3. Fans should park in Lot 2 to access the trailer, according to 10 Tampa Bay.

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One comment

  • David Pakman

    April 10, 2023 at 2:57 pm

    “Take it off! Take it all off!” – DJT

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