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Travis Kelce Shares Original Rule Before Taylor Swift Eras Tour Debut

Fans were left awestruck when Travis Kelce made his unexpected debut on Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour in London. The NFL star, typically known for his composed demeanor, revealed that he had set one firm rule for himself after getting the green light from his girlfriend, Taylor Swift, to be part of her act.

“The one thing I told myself was ‘Do not drop the baby,'” Kelce shared with his brother Jason Kelce on the July 3 episode of their podcast, New Heights. He was referring to Swift in this context. “‘Do not drop Taylor on your way over to this damn couch.'” Kelce emphasized the importance of getting her to the couch safely. “The golden rule was ‘Do not drop Taylor, get her to the couch safe.’

“‘That ball has our dreams, goals, and aspirations,'” he added. “‘You do not drop that ball.'” He compared crowd reactions, noting that while touchdown cheers might last longer, the moment the audience realized it was him on stage was intense. “I was like, ‘Oh s–t,'” he said.

The size of the Wembley stage also left a strong impression on Kelce. “You don’t realize how big that d— stage is,” he noted, pointing out that it felt as large as a football stadium. “It’s almost like numbers to numbers. It’s way bigger than I ever could have imagined. So being on the stage, I was like ‘Man I feel tiny up here.’

Travis’s presence on Taylor’s stage swiftly went viral. While he has attended multiple shows in the VIP section, his debut during the Wembley Stadium concert was a surprise. During Swift’s song “I Can Do It With a Broken Heart,” Kelce, donning a tuxedo and top hat, swept Swift off her feet and carried her away, making an instant viral moment on social media.

Interestingly, Kelce disclosed that he came up with the idea to join Swift on stage. Initially, she laughed and asked him if he was serious about it. “I was just like, ‘What? I would love to do that. Are you kidding me? I’ve seen the show enough — might as well put me to work here,'” Kelce recalled. Swift eventually found the perfect part of the show for his cameo.

As she often does, Swift recapped the night on Instagram, highlighting her surprise guests, including Paramore’s Hayley Williams, Gracie Abrams, and, of course, Travis Kelce. “Wembley Stadium round one was so surreal. Looking out into crowds of 90,000 fans each night and hearing that VOLUME… Those were some of the loudest crowds I’ve ever heard. Acoustic sections went OFF. I got to sing ‘Castles Crumbling’ with @yelyahwilliams for the first time – hadn’t performed with her since 2011 and man my heart was just so full of love for her and our friendship,” she wrote.

Swift continued with her post, referencing Kelce’s debut. “Then the impossibly gifted and wonderful @gracieabrams came and surprised the crowd with the first performance of our song ‘us.’ And I’m still cracking up/swooning over @killatrav’s Eras Tour debut [aww emoji] Never going to forget these shows. Can’t wait to do it 5 more times in August.”

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