Taylor Swift Performs ‘Mary’s Song’ for First Time in 16 Years — with Sweet Lyrical Nod to Travis Kelce in Amsterdam
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Taylor Swift Performs ‘Mary’s Song’ for First Time in 16 Years — with Sweet Lyrical Nod to Travis Kelce in Amsterdam

Taylor Swift finally sang a song that fans have waited years to hear live.

Swift, 34, surprised the sold-out crowd at her Eras Tour show in Amsterdam on Saturday, July 6. She performed a mashup of “Mary’s Song,” “So High School,” and “Everything Has Changed” during the secret songs segment.

At the end of the mashup, Swift sang the closing lyrics to her 2006 classic “Mary’s Song.” The song has taken on new meaning since she started dating NFL star Travis Kelce. The lyrics were: “I’ll be 87, you’ll be 89 / I’ll still look at you like the stars that shine / In the sky, oh my my my.”

The “Fortnight” singer had a big smile on her face as she performed the song for the first time since 2008. Fans cheered as they heard those lyrics because the Kansas City Chiefs player’s jersey number is 87. Swift was born in 1989 and has an album named 1989.

Kelce, 34, (who was also born in 1989) was present for this special moment. He has become a fixture at Swift’s record-breaking stadium tour and even joined her onstage for a show in London last month.

Among the audience members who experienced the moment live were Kelce’s teammate Patrick Mahomes and his wife Brittany Mahomes. The couple stopped in Amsterdam during their European vacation, which also included Spain, London and Switzerland.

With the football players in the crowd, Swift switched up the lyrics once again to “Karma” to mention “the guy on the Chiefs,” which she sings whenever Kelce is in the crowd.


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Taylor Swift performs at the Eras Tour.


These shows come halfway through the European leg of the tour. They mark the first time the performer has visited the Netherlands on tour since the 1989 World Tour in 2015. The country was skipped over for the Reputation Stadium Tour in 2018.

Swift’s three concerts in the Dutch capital follow a weekend of tour dates in Dublin in late June.


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Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce perform together on June 23, 2024.


During this time, the star handled a minor stage malfunction like a pro. She also played host to Kelce and actress Julia Roberts, both of whom were spotted in the VIP tent.

Responding to a viral clip of Kelce and Roberts, one lip reader said she believed Roberts told the football star something heartfelt. According to the lip reader, Roberts expressed, “I’m so unusually happy for you guys.” She added, “And I don’t mean to make you nervous, but it makes me so happy.”

She’ll next bring her three-and-a-half–hour act to Zürich, Switzerland, where the star is set to play two back-to-back nights on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Later this summer, she’ll close out the European leg with five dates in London. She already made waves with three buzzy shows in June in the city. The performances included selfies with royals, onstage moments with Kelce, and swarms of celebrity attendees.

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