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Thousands of Swifties descended on Edinburgh tonight as Taylor Swift wowed the Murrayfield crowd and told them ‘we need to do this again’ on the opening night of her Eras Tour in the UK.  

The American megastar, 34, touched down around lunchtime on Friday before she was whisked away in a blacked-out vehicle accompanied by a police escort.

She is performing on Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Edinburgh before heading to Liverpool, Cardiff and Wembley. 

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Taylor Swift paused concert to ‘check fan was okay’

Videos shared on social media show Taylor Swift pausing her sell-out Eras Tour in Edinburgh to check that fan was okay.

The singer noticed some people at the front of the crowd in difficulty and held a cord for a long time.

She asked the fans ‘you good?’ as she waited for the medical team to reach them.

Huge queues for public transport as fans leave the venue

A huge queue has formed for the trams in Edinburgh as fans try to leave Murrayfield after the Taylor Swift concert.

Public transport in the city has been running at increased capacity today to take the tens of thousands of Swifties to and from the concert venue.

However, those trying to travel have still been faced with lengthy queues.

Fireworks over Murrayfield as Taylor Swift sings last number

Fireworks have lit up the sky above Murrayfield as Taylor Swift draws the opening night of her Eras Tour in the UK to a close.

‘It’s like a claw’: Taylor’s hand seizes up on stage

Taylor had to take a brief pause as her hand seized up mid-performance.

‘This has never happened before, it’s so embarrassing. It’s like a claw’, she said.

Taylor was able to keep going after massaging her hand on stage.

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Time for the surprise songs… an Eras Tour tradition

Taylor told the crowd: ‘This is a tradition I started on the Eras Tour where I do a different thing every night.

‘Tonight I have a feeling the song I want you to hear is going to match up with what you want to hear.’

The singer’s first choice was Would’ve Should’ve Could’ve from teh album Midnights.

This was followed by Tis The Damn Season from the Folklore album.

‘She was beyond amazing’: Swifties react to the concert

Mother and daughter Laura and Rosa Wilson from Glasgow said they had a ‘brilliant time’.

Laura, 44, said: ‘We’ve never seen her live before and it was everything we’d hoped for, absolutely sensational in every way.

‘She is an incredible performer. And the crowd were so receptive of that. I think Taylor Swift herself was bowled over by it.’

Sara Johnson, 40, gushed: ‘She was beyond amazing, absolutely incredible.

‘She was the epitome of fine and divine and proved why she is one of the world’s biggest selling artists.

‘Tonight was simply incredible. I won’t ever forget it.’

WATCH: Thank you Scotland for welcoming a lass to your city

‘We need to do this again’

Taylor has hinted she will be back to Scotland again to huge cheers from the crowd.

She told the crowd: ‘This has been the most insane thing. We have to do this again!’

We are now past the two and a half hour mark and the crowd is still going wild

Swifties wave phone torches as Taylor sings Marjorie

Marjorie is said to be an emotional tribute to Taylor Swift’s grandmother, opera singer Marjorie Finlay.

Swifties turned on their phone torches and waved them in the air as Taylor took to the stage to perform the song.

Majorie’s lyrics refer to the singer’s regret at not knowing her maternal grandmother as well as she would have liked.

The lyrics go: ‘If I didn’t know better, I’d think you were listening to me now. If I didn’t know better, I’d think you were still around.’

WATCH: Taylor Swift performs on top of a tree house while singing Cardigan

The many outfits of the Edinburgh show so far…

Taylor is known to be a fan of the on-stage costume change.

And tonight’s show in Edinburgh has been no different.

Here are a couple of the outfits the American megastar has donned this evening.

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It’s a love story, baby just say yes!

A couple have got engaged in front of Taylor Swift as she performed on stage in Edinburgh.

The Love Story singer told the crowd: ‘I’m pretty sure someone just got engaged right now. They did! That’s amazing. That’s huge!’

She added: ‘I don’t normally get to see that because it’s dark.’

Backing dancers perform in see-through boxes as Taylor performs Look What You Made Me Do

Taylor’s backing dancers performed in see-through boxes as she took to the stage to perform hit-song Look What You Made Me Do.

Scream for Taylor…the Edinburgh crowd makes itself heard

‘I really should have come to Scotland more’

Taylor has thanked the Scottish crowd once again.

She said:‘My biggest regret is that I should have played in Scotland more. I should have brought every tour to Scotland.

‘I can’t stop looking at the crowd…it’s captivating.’

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Taylor hands hat to lucky fan during hit song 22

Taylor Swift handed her coveted fedora hat to a lucky fan during her hit song 22. The fan was then chosen to stand at the end of the stage.

The tradition of handing the hat away started during the US leg of her tour.

But it is currently unclear how Taylor decides which fan will be chosen.

Some reports suggest they are chosen completely at random whilst others say Taylor picks people she knows personally ahead of time.

‘What a way to welcome a lass to Scotland’

Taylor Swift addressed the crowd saying ‘What a way to welcome a lass to Scotland’ as she appeared in a sparkling blue and gold bodysuit.

The 34-year-old Just Say Yes singer drove fans wild as she appeared on stage at Murrayfield Stadium this evening.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by David Fisher/Shutterstock (14527995a) Taylor Swift Taylor Swift in concert, Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK - 07 Jun 2024

Taylor hails the Edinburgh crowd

Clutching a sky blue guitar Taylor hailed the Edinburgh crowd and said her shows there are the biggest in Scottish history.

She said: ‘I’ve not been to Scotland for almost a decade and I wondered what’s it was going to be like but you know what you answered it before I even got on stage.

‘This concert is the most highly ticketed show in Scottish history.’

She then burst into Lover.

‘You’ve gone and made me feel so amazing’

When Taylor came on stage, she paused for a moment and told the crowd ‘you’ve gone and made me feel so amazing.’

She then spun round and pointed to every part of the stadium drawing in huge screams.

She said ‘that went straight to my head, that made me feel….really powerful’ before launching into chart hit The Man.

Taylor Swift concert is a sea of sequins, feather boas and cowboy hats

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The sound of Taylor Swift rolls out across Edinburgh

Taylor Swift’s sound check could be heard playing out across the rooftops of Edinburgh this afternoon.

The city was getting prepared to welcome the American megastar as she kicks off the Eras Tour in the UK tonight.

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The countdown is on! FIVE minutes until Taylor takes to the stage

The countdown has started with Taylor Swift’s appearance now just five minutes away!

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Huge roar as Paramore get the gig started with a ‘special song request’ from Taylor

Paramore have got the show started in the Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh.

The American rockband is playing Misery Business – a song they have been reluctant to play at times.

But the rumour is Taylor made a special request for them to play it in their warm up for her eras tour.

The Swiftie who will be first in the arena tonight…after queuing since 3am

First in to the stadium tonight will be Amber Small, 19, from Aberdeen, who was at the front of the VIP section.

She said: ‘I can’t wait. I got here for 3am to be first in queue. I didn’t go to bed last night because I was so excited.

‘It was quite cold and dark but I’ve got my poncho on and I’m from North-East Scotland so I’m made of stern stuff.

‘I stayed the night at my friend’s aunt’s house as she lives in Edinburgh and sneaked out quietly about 2am.

Amber Small, 19, who is first in the VIP queue ("1" stamped on her hand) for tonights concert.Taylor Swift fans brave the cold, wind and rain as they queue for the singers first UK night of her The Eras Tour at Murrayfield in Edinburgh. June 7 2024.

‘Nothing was going to stop me from getting here early, she’s incredible, the best artist in the world. I’ve seen her twice, in London and Glasgow a few years ago.’

‘A few other fans came after me. We got chatting and we’ve all marked our hands with marker pen to show our place in the queue.

‘I’m thrilled I’m number one! That feeling of being the first in the stadium this afternoon when the gates open at 3pm will be indescribable. And it’s only going to get better.’

‘Flake it off’: Greggs sausage roll van spotted outside arena

Taylor Swift cemented her love for the UK with a Greggs sausage roll van ahead of her first sell-out Eras tour show in Edinburgh.

And much to the delight of the capacity crowd in the Scottish capital, she even had a van from the much-loved British bakery chain parked outside the Murrayfield Stadium.

The blue food truck, complete with glitter, featured the lyrics ‘Flake It Off’ across the back a play on her hit track, Shake It Off.

‘This is our place, we make the rolls,’ was also etched on the side, a fun take on 2019’s Lover.

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‘I love Taylor Swift’: British Paralympian swimmer spotted in queue

Ellie Simmonds has been spotted in the queue wearing a t-shirt with the words I Love Taylor written across it.

The British Paralympian swimmer was seen with a film crew speaking to fans who had been waiting for hours in line.

Swimmer Ellie Simmonds speaks with Taylor Swift fans as they queue for the singers first UK night of her The Eras Tour at Murrayfield in Edinburgh. June 7 2024.
Swimmer Ellie Simmonds speaks with Taylor Swift fans as they queue for the singers first UK night of her The Eras Tour at Murrayfield in Edinburgh. June 7 2024.

Excitement builds outside the stadium as huge crowds gather

Excitement is building outside the Murrayfield stadium in Edinburgh with fans arriving since 3am this morning to nab a spot in the queue.

The typical Scottish drizzly weather has not put the Swifties off with many donning ponchos and cardigans.

Taylor Swift fans brave the cold, wind and rain as they queue for the singers first UK night of her The Eras Tour at Murrayfield in Edinburgh. June 7 2024.
Taylor Swift fans brave the cold, wind and rain as they queue for the singers first UK night of her The Eras Tour at Murrayfield in Edinburgh. June 7 2024.
Taylor Swift fans brave the cold, wind and rain as they queue for the singers first UK night of her The Eras Tour at Murrayfield in Edinburgh. June 7 2024.

Taylor Swift touches down on UK soil ahead of highly-anticipated show

Taylor Swift’s private jet touched down in Scotland today at a VIP airport in Edinburgh.

The American megastar, 34, was shrouded by umbrellas before being whisked away in a blacked-out vehicle accompanied by a police escort.

Taylor Swift arrives Edinburgh Airprot
Taylor Swift arrives Edinburgh Airprot

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