Scottish college offering Taylor Swift classes for parents taking children to sold out Eras tour

Scottish college offering Taylor Swift classes for parents taking children to sold out Eras tour

Taylor Swift celebrated Travis Kelce's Superbowl win earlier this year

Lauren Williams

By Lauren Williams

Published: 30/04/2024

- 15:44

The American singer-songwriter's Eras tour is her sixth concert consisting of 152 shows across five contitnents

Parents of Taylor Swift fans are about to be given a rundown of the singer's entire musical catalogue as a Scottish college is holding a one-off event to educate those who don't know their Love Story from their Cruel Summer.

Glasgow Clyde College will cover everything from Swift's career from her 11 studio albums, evolving wardrobe, changing hairstyles and crowd chants at her gigs so they can join in and feel part of the family.

The class will take place ahead of the singer's three nights at Edinburgh's Murrayfield Stadium in June, which is part of the last year of her Era's tour.

The 34-year-old recently released her latest album - The Tortured Poets Department - and referenced Scottish band The Blue Nile in one song, topping the UK charts with the biggest first-week sales in seven years.

It is said that staff at the college have claimed the session, which is to be held on May 7, will help non-Swifties fully appreciate the artist's "iconic moments" from her 18-year career.

Robert Anderson, the college's curriculum assistant principal, said: "We understand that not everyone will be up to speed on all things Taylor and might not get the full Eras experience.

Taylor Swift

Parents of Swifties are about to be taught the lingo and songs of the popstar ahead of the UK leg of Eras tour


"That's why we created this masterclass - to prepare those who'll be heading along to the gig with their superfan kids, friends or partners to ensure they have just as memorable a time.

"Taylor's gigs are known for being so well crafted, and unless you're a fan yourself, you might miss some of the iconic moments."

The class is free and will last for 90 minutes at the college's Langside campus.

Clyd College seems to be ahead of the game after millions of people registered for the chance to get a hold of tickets for the UK leg of the tour with the Murrayfield shows selling out almost instantly.

Resale sites have been criticised after offering tickets to the gigs for thousands of pounds, and demand for the shows has led police to warn fans to beware of online scams.

The warning comes after Scottish police received 16 reports in a two-week period from Aberdeen, Edinburgh, the Borders and Lanarkshire.

More than £5,000 was estimated to have been taken by scammers falsely claiming to have tickets for sale.

The three Edinburgh gigs are expected to be the biggest stadium shows ever held in Scotland after City of Edinburgh Council granted organisers permission to increase the stadium’s capacity from 67,130 to 72,990.

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift's Eras tour is coming the UK


The update comes after the singer left her fans in a frenzy after sharing glimpses of her rehearsing for the upcoming tour on her YouTube account, leaving some to speculate that the images could relate to her latest album.

Sharing some of the images on X, one fan theorised: "Why do I feel like these are definitely rehearsal pics for TTPD songs cause when have we ever had the dancers with hats and sticks. AND THAT SURE LOOKS LIKE THE TTPD LOGO ON THE THING SHE'S STANDING ON???"

Another replied and agreed: "She never uses a ramp during the show. So it has to be!!!

"That says TTPD on the right. She’s standing in front of the logo," a third noted. (sic)

You may like