Who was the surprise celebrity guest at Taylor Swift’s Sydney concert?

By Jim Lawson on February 24, 2024
Who was the surprise celebrity Ggest at Taylor Swift's Sydney concert?
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Who was the surprise celebrity Guest at Taylor Swift’s Sydney concert?

Just a few minutes before Swift took to the stage in Sydney Australia, an array of A-listers were seen taking their seats in the VIP section of the venue, including one surprise guest. But more about that in a moment.
Attending the show was Aussie film-maker Taika Waititi, along with his wife Rita Ora.
Also in attendance were Australian film director Baz Luhrmann, actress Toni Collette and Swift’s NFL boyfriend Travis Kelce, who recently won the Super Bowl with the Kansas City Chiefs.

However, there was one attendee who came as a surprise to many a Swift fan.

Fans of Taylor Swift flooded social media, pointing out that none other than Katy Perry was in the audience.
“Not to be dramatic but Katy Perry being at the Eras Tour in Sydney is too much pop legendness to handle in one night,” one fan wrote on X, formerly Twitter.
And why is Perry’s appearance such a surprise to social media users? Well, a few years ago, she and Swift had beef.

Swift explained the feud to Rolling Stone in 2014, alleging Perry “did something so horrible” and the pair were “straight-up enemies.”
She went on: “And it wasn’t even about a guy! It had to do with business. She basically tried to sabotage an entire arena tour. She tried to hire a bunch of people out from under me. And I’m surprisingly non-confrontational – you would not believe how much I hate conflict. So, now I have to avoid her. It’s awkward, and I don’t like it.”

Perry’s shock attendance at the show gave Sydney a genuine pop cultural moment when Swift performed her 2015 hit Bad Blood, which was allegedly written about the Katy Perry.
According to fans posts on social media, Perry could be seen bopping along to the song, with no hard feelings towards the pop superstar.


Here’s the surprise guests post on IG.

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A post shared by KATY PERRY (@katyperry)

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