Wildest dreams come true for Bay Area Swifties

- It was like a touch of heaven for so-called Swifties.

Taylor Swift brought her acclaimed Reputation stadium tour to Tampa Tuesday night.

She performed at Raymond James to tens of thousands of enthusiastic fans.

“I love everything about her,” Clair McGerk told FOX 13. McGerk traveled here from Ireland with friends for the concert.

“This is my fifth Taylor Swift concert this year,” she bubbled.

She has also caught shows in Dublin, Ireland; London; and Manchester, England.

Ashlyn Campagna and her mom drove to Tampa from Virginia. At the concert, they were covered in glitter.

“I really just wanted to get noticed, so I thought I could sparkle it up so she would see me,” Ashlyn said.

Swift is known for picking people out of the audience, or from social media, and inviting them to meet her. McGerk had that honor at the concert in Manchester.

“It was the best moment ever,” she recalled.

Aside from the music, Swift is especially popular with parents because of her girl-next-door image.

“In this day and age, it’s hard to find good role models for teenage girls,” said Jennifer Campagna.

The tour ends in November after hitting 53 cities. Her next show is in Miami this Saturday night.

The concert was the first event since the Tampa Sports Authority got rid of designated smoking areas at Ray Jay and made it a non-smoking venue.

“That’s really good, I applaud that,” said Ricardo Minaya as he walked in.

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