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Taylor Swift’s dad's incredible act of generosity revealed on opening night of daughter's concert in Melbourne

Scott Swift handed out VIP wristbands valued at $2,000 to fans

Taylor standing laughing with her dad Scott at an event
Faye James
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In an unforgettable opening night of the Australian leg of her Eras Tour, Taylor Swift's father, Scott Swift, became a beacon of generosity for several lucky fans at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. 

With a record-breaking attendance of 96,000 Swifties, the energy and anticipation in the air were palpable as the 34-year-old global sensation prepared to take the stage.

Before the concert began, in a gesture that captured the hearts of many, Scott Swift navigated through the crowds, personally handing out VIP wristbands valued at $2,000 to fans who had secured last-minute seats with restricted views. 

The heartwarming act was highlighted on social media by 3AW presenter Jacqui Felgate, who shared a message detailing how a mother and daughter, initially seated in a less desirable section, were suddenly upgraded to the VIP area thanks to Scott's kindness.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 16: EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO BOOK COVERS Taylor Swift performs at Melbourne Cricket Ground on February 16, 2024 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Graham Denholm/TAS24/Getty Images for TAS Rights Management)© Graham Denholm/TAS24
Taylor performed to a massive crowd in Melbourne

The message read: "A good news story out of the MCG. My friend and her daughter had the cheap restricted seats from yesterday's release and rocked up as soon as the gates opened. 

“Sat down and Taylor Swift's dad went around and handed them wristbands and entry into the VIP section — apparently about $2000 in total value. Seriously lucky and how generous and kind is Papa Swift!!!"

Taylor Swift smiling with her parents Scott and Andrea Swift© Getty Images
Taylor Swift with her parents Scott and Andrea Swift

This incredible story quickly spread across social media platforms, with fans expressing their admiration and gratitude for Scott Swift's generosity. 

Comments like "Proud parents doing it right," "Papa Swift is the best," and "This is the best feel-good story," flooded in, underscoring the deep appreciation the Swift family has for their fans.

Taylor Swift performs at Melbourne Cricket Ground © Graham Denholm/TAS24
Taylor Swift performs at Melbourne Cricket Ground

The Melbourne Cricket Ground concert not only marked Taylor Swift's largest show to date but also showcased the unique and heartfelt connection she shares with her audience.

"This is the biggest show we've done on this tour or any tour I have ever done!" Taylor exclaimed to the massive crowd, her excitement mirroring that of her fans.

Despite the colossal size of the audience inside the venue, an impressive number of fans also gathered outside, hoping to catch a glimpse of the performance. 

A young fan reacts after receiving a hat from Taylor Swift at Melbourne Cricket Ground © Graham Denholm/TAS24
A young fan reacts after receiving a hat from Taylor Swift at Melbourne Cricket Ground

This collective act of adoration was a testament to the impact Taylor Swift has on her fans, transcending the confines of the concert venue itself.

As Taylor Swift continues to dazzle audiences in Melbourne and prepares for her upcoming shows in Sydney, the spirit of Swiftie mania remains undiminished. 

Fans who were unable to secure tickets were advised against congregating outside the venues, with warnings issued to prevent crowd management issues. 

Nonetheless, the enthusiasm and support for Taylor Swift's music know no bounds, as demonstrated by the fans' willingness to celebrate her artistry from near and far.

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