Taylor Swift Security Costing a Fortune to Protect Singer & Travis

Taylor Swift is beefing up security to protect herself, her show, and Travis Kelce as the Eras world tour continues.

In early May, Taylor performed in France, kicking off the European leg of her tour. Travis Kelce soon joined her.

Touring is expensive. And there’s more than just hotels, tour busses, and Taylor’s dedicated crew behind it.

According to industry experts, Taylor is paying a sizable fortune for a first-rate security team.

Taylor Swift in May of 2024.
Taylor Swift performs on stage during her Eras Tour at the Friends arena in Stockholm, Sweden on May 17, 2024. (Photo Credit: CHRISTINE OLSSON/TT/TT News Agency/AFP via Getty Images)

How much is Taylor Swift spending for security?

Even when one considers Taylor Swift’s usual security detail, she’s really stepping things up for her Eras world tour.

That’s smart. Her hyper-visibility and constant movements from place to place could be dangerous.

According to a new report by The US Sun, a top music industry source explained how Taylor has dropped $30 million on security just for the European leg of her tour.

Taylor Swift in February of 2024, seemingly surrounded by her security detail at the Super Bowl.
Taylor Swift reacts after the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers 25-22 in overtime during Super Bowl LVIII at Allegiant Stadium on February 11, 2024. (Photo Credit: Harry How/Getty Images)

According to the insider, “She is the biggest superstar on the planet. So, security has to be perfect for her and the entourage.”

The source went on to emphasize that Travis Kelce’s fame, largely thanks to being her boyfriend, means that he needs added security, too. Yes, he’s a big and strong man, but that alone isn’t always enough. Not at this level of fame.

Fortunately, the insider says that Taylor has hired more than 20 people who are “the absolute best at their jobs” to guarantee the safety of everyone on her team. The Eras tour’s European leg will conclude in London later this summer.

Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce kiss at the 2024 Super Bowl in February.
Travis Kelce #87 of the Kansas City Chiefs kisses Taylor Swift after defeating the San Francisco 49ers 25-22 in overtime during Super Bowl LVIII at Allegiant Stadium on February 11, 2024. (Photo Credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Taylor is sparing no expense for her, her entourage, and Travis’ security

According to the source, these security experts receive $1,100 per day.

By that math, that puts even the basic cost of hiring these personnel at $2 million for the tour’s 100 days. But there’s also more to it than that.

Security is more than just people. There are cameras, communication equipment, clothing, monitors, vehicles, and more.

Taylor Swift on February 4 of 2024.
Taylor Swift arrives for the 66th Annual Grammy Awards at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles on February 4, 2024. (Photo Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)

Who could be a security threat to Taylor and Travis?

Aside from stars with dangerous exes, the first thing to come to mind with any celebrity security detail is stalkers.

Stalking comes in different forms. In this case, we’d be talking about someone who imagines a “relationship” with Taylor. This obsessed person would operate under a delusion that Taylor feels similarly obsessed with them, and that her words, actions, and songs are secret messages to them.

While such a person clearly needs help, this can be dangerous. They might do outlandish things (like shooting at a politician to “impress” Jodie Foster). And if they got face-to-face with the object of their fixation, rejection could send them spiraling and precipitate violence.

Taylor Swift performs in France in May of 2024.
Taylor Alison Swift, also known as Taylor Swift performs on stage at the Paris La Defense Arena as part of her The Eras Tour, in Nanterre, north-western France, on May 9, 2024. (Photo Credit: JULIEN DE ROSA/AFP via Getty Images)

Robbery is always a grim possibility. Especially given Taylor Swift’s billionaire status.

In 2016, Kim Kardashian’s traumatic robbery in Paris changed her life forever. She’s more security-conscious now. And she wears less high-end jewelry. (All jokes about her ocean earring incident aside, that’s still a big deal)

Taylor doesn’t have a reputation for wearing expensive jewelry. But someone very dangerous and very desperate might consider the chance of extorting millions for her safe return to be worthwhile. Having a pricey security detail is Taylor’s way of showing them that they’d be fools to try it.

Taylor swift in February of 2024, performing in Sydney.
Taylor Swift performs on stage during a concert as part of her Eras World Tour in Sydney on February 23, 2024. (Photo Credit: DAVID GRAY/AFP via Getty Images)

Could Taylor Swift be an ideological or political target? (Yes)

In early 2024, disgraced former president Donald Trump’s team prepared for “holy war” against Taylor Swift.

That might sound absurd — because it is. However, the potential threat is much more serious.

Remember, this is the man who sicced his followers on Congress itself in an attempt to usurp the 2020 election results. The man behind the most horrific attack on the federal government since 9/11 could easily do the same terrorism-by-proxy attack against a pop star.

Taylor Swift at the 2024 Grammy Awards, accepting one of her many awards.
Taylor Swift accepts the Album Of The Year award for “Midnights” onstage during the 66th GRAMMY Awards at Crypto.com Arena on February 04, 2024. (Photo Credit: Monica Schipper/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

All that it would take would be for one of the indicted former occupant of the Oval Office’s supporters to believe that he’s on a “mission” to eliminate Taylor Swift. Someone who’s spent the past six months or so grumbling about seeing Taylor on TV during football games would be a likely candidate.

That’s scary. And yes, it could still happen in Europe. Nationalists tend to be xenophobic. Even so, proto-fascist ideology sees kinship across borders and continents.

Fortunately, Taylor can afford the best protection. For herself, her crew, and for her boyfriend. Travis Kelce’s history of being a decent dude could absolutely make him a target. He’s just less famous than Taylor.

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