Buffalo ready for Taylor Swift? And is the jet-setting pop star ready for a Rust Belt town at the eastern edge of America’s third-most polluted lake.These are the questions on the minds of Swifties and Bills Mafia members with the Kansas City Chiefs headed to western New York for Sunday’s Divisional Round playoff game.
Swift has become a staple at Chiefs games this season amid her ongoing romance with Kansas City star Travis Kelce. But with the reigning Super Bowl champions advancing to a crucial playoff game in the Buffalo suburb of Orchard Park, it’s anyone’s guess if she’ll be on hand to cheer on her boyfriend.
The New York-based Swift hasn’t made a habit of announcing such plans publicly, so determining where she’ll be Sunday requires something akin to Kremlinology.Complicating her decision is the looming Asian leg of Swift’s international tour, beginning on February 7 in Tokyo.
Her tour could also prevent her from attending the AFC Championship on January 28, should the Chiefs beat the Bills on Sunday.And with that in mind, Swift could opt to fly (private) to Buffalo for Sunday’s game.
But there are other considerations as well. Namely the accommodations in at Highmark Stadium – a half-century-old venue known for rowdy fans and unrelenting cold.
Of course, that’s not altogether different from Swift’s experiences at Kansas City’s Arrowhead Stadium, where the Chiefs won the fourth-coldest game in NFL history on Saturday to advance to the Divisional Round.