FOXBORO, Mass. (WPRI) — Some Swifties are definitely ready for it.
Fans were lined up before sunrise at Gillette Stadium on Thursday but it wasn’t for tickets, it was to get their hands on some concert merchandise.
Some people got to Foxboro as early as 2:30 a.m., playing music and making friendship bracelets while they waited.
“The Eras” official merchandise trailer opened at 10 a.m. with event staff asking fans to get into thirteen lines — Swift’s favorite number — to buy T-shirts, sweatshirts and more.
The truck will be open to the general public until 7 p.m. in Lot 3B.
“Please note that the line will be capped to accommodate the 7 p.m. close,” a statement from Gillette Stadium read.
Those who have tickets to the shows can visit the merchandise trailer this weekend in Lot 10. The trailer will open at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Jackie Prew is a lifelong fan who has gone to many of Swift’s shows already but has tickets for Friday and Saturday. Even though there is rain in the forecast for Saturday’s show she said she’s not worried about it.
“I was there for the original rain show for the Speak Now tour. I was on the floor and I got absolutely drenched and it was one of the best nights of my life, so I am not worried at all,” Prew said. “I know that she’s gonna go all out regardless of the weather. We saw that in Nashville, we saw that during Speak Now, we’re probably gonna see that again Saturday.”
Gillette staff and police told 12 News they are ready for the crowds and construction at the stadium shouldn’t impact any fan experience. They stressed anyone with Friday tickets especially to get there early.
Police expect there to be more than 200,000 Swift fans.
Anyone who is driving is encouraged to take I-495 or I-95 by Route 1, not local roads. Traffic stops will be in place along Route 1.
The first of Swift’s three sold-out shows is slated for Friday night.