Following the recent news of fan Ana Clara Benevides’ passing, Taylor Swift’s management announced that she would return to the stage this evening for a concert in Rio de Janeiro.
Taylor Nation, her official social media spokesperson, urged viewers to buy tickets for tonight’s performance. They wrote, “We’ll spend forever wondering if you knew,” next to a screenshot of the available tickets. We were thrilled to meet you, #RioTSTheErasTour. For tonight’s third and final performance in Rio, there are only a few tickets available.
As part of the Eras Tour, which began earlier this year, the 33-year-old singer-songwriter has visited Brazil. She had been scheduled to perform on Saturday and Sunday at Time for Fun’s Estádio Olmpico Nilton Santos on Friday.
The concert on Saturday had been postponed due to “extreme temperatures” in the city, as was previously reported. The show has been rescheduled for Monday, Taylor confirmed in a statement.
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However, it was previously unknown whether the show tonight would proceed as scheduled or if it would also be postponed due to the local weather.
Taylor announced earlier this weekend that her performance on Saturday had been postponed. “I’m writing this from my dressing room in the stadium,” she said. Due to Rio’s extremely high temperatures, it has been decided to postpone the show tonight. My fans, fellow performers, and crew’s safety and wellbeing must and will always come first.
It came after hearing that Ana Clara, a fan who had attended the stadium that evening’s performance, had passed away on Friday at the age of 23. According to reports, she “felt unwell” at the stadium, fainted, experienced cardiac arrest, and later passed away after being taken to the hospital. There hasn’t been a formal announcement of the death’s cause.
Taylor’s concerts at the venue were reportedly organized by the entertainment company Time for Fun, also known as T4F, which announced her passing. On X, formerly known as Twitter, the business had published a statement.
It stated: “We are deeply saddened to inform you of Ana Clara Benevides Machado’s passing at the age of 23. Ana Clara was taken to a medical facility at Nilton Santos Olympic Stadium yesterday evening after feeling unwell. A team of paramedics and emergency personnel helped her.
The medical staff decided to move her to Salgado Filho Hospital given the circumstances. She regrettably passed away after receiving emergency assistance for almost an hour. We sincerely send our condolences to [Ana Clara’s] family and friends.
Taylor’s own statement, which was posted on Instagram, read: “I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I say we lost a fan earlier tonight before my show.” I’m so devastated by this that I can’t even express it to you. Other than the fact that she was incredibly beautiful and much too young, I don’t know very much.
I won’t be able to discuss this from the stage because even trying to do so makes me feel overcome with grief. I want to express how deeply I grieve for her family and friends right now. She continued in the statement, “This is the last thing I ever imagined happening when we bring this tour to Brazil.
T4F recently released a new statement in which it talked about how it planned to handle upcoming tour dates. We are reiterating the special action plan put in place for the first day of the show, particularly the provision of free water in the queues and at all access points and entrances to the stadium and inside, given the forecast that the heat wave in Rio de Janeiro will increase. The public will have access to brand-new free water distribution points during the event in this way.
There will be no restrictions on the number of items allowed per person when entering the stadium, including sealed water glasses and sealed processed food. We make it clear that sealing items is necessary in accordance with safety recommendations. We also emphasize that we do not sell drinks or food because the stadium administration is responsible for enforcing the requirement that public bodies make it illegal for water bottles to enter stadiums.
“The service staff was reinforced,” it said. The 1, 230 professionals who have been working on the event since its inception, including security guards, members of the fire brigade, audience consultants, and others, will be joined by about 200 more people. Additionally, there were 8 available medical stations, 8 ambulances, and 8 mobile ICUs added to the medical care structure.
Later this weekend, T4F added, “Flexible plastic bottles will also be authorized in access,” in a follow-up tweet on the X platform. It is forbidden to use any other materials, including metal, aluminum, and thermal bottles. Additionally, “water bottles for personal use, in suitable material, will be allowed to enter shows,” according to a tweet that government minister Flávio Dino tweeted this weekend.
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