Taylor Swift in September 2022. Taylor Swift walks the red carpet at the NSAI Awards at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn., Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022. Nh54687

This weekend, pop superstar Taylor Swift took her “Eras” concert tour to Philadelphia where she sold out three nights at the city’s Lincoln Financial Field, where the Philadelphia Eagles play their NFL football games. And during her show on Friday night, she made an attempt to connect with the local audience, but it appears to have backfired in a major way.

During her Friday night concert, Taylor Swift declared her Philadelphia Eagles fandom on the stage while clarifying a song lyric in the process. Swift revealed that the “Eagles T-shirt” she mentions in the song “Gold Rush” refers to the NFL football team – not the classic rock band, as some have speculated. During her explanation, she also casually mentioned that she’s “from Philly.”

“There was sort of a, I don’t know how large the debate was, but I did see the debate about how a lyric that says ‘with my Eagles T-shirt hanging from the door’ … I saw some people wondering if it was the band Eagles or the team the Eagles,” Swift said at her concert, according to Billboard. “And I love the band The Eagles. But guys, like come on. I’m from Philly. Of course it’s the team.”

The problem with Swift’s claim – as many proud Philadelphians pointed out – is that she is not actually from Philadelphia. Before moving to Nashville, Swift lived in Reading and Wyomissing, both of which are more than an hour from Philadelphia. As a result, Philadelphians were not too happy about her falsely claiming to be “from Philly.”




Swift may be an Eagles fan, but it’s safe to say that Philadelphians don’t accept her claim as being “from Philly.”