What Happens if a Taylor Swift Concert Gets Rained Out? Here's What to Know

Chris Barilla - Author

May 12 2023, Published 2:23 p.m. ET

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The feeling of anticipation for a concert performance from your favorite artist is one that's hard to match. However, that same feeling can be diminished quite a bit if you check the weather and see rain in the forecast, particularly if the venue is outdoors.

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Fans eager to check out Taylor Swift's Eras tour have felt a similar sense of worry if they saw bad weather forecasted on the night of the performance they're attending. So, what happens if Taylor's concert gets rained out?

Keep reading for everything you need to know.

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What happens if one of Taylor Swift's concerts gets rained out?

Let's face it: Nobody really wants rain on a concert day. After weeks, months, or maybe even years of carefully selecting an outfit and preparing for a night seeing your favorite artist to perform, fans can agree that getting some rain on your parade isn't ideal.

So, what's Taylor's plan for rainy nights on her tour? Well, it varies based on each venue.

Some venues included in the Eras tour are stadiums with open roofs, meaning that getting wet while attending Taylor's concert is a possibility. For example, per The Tennessean, Nissan Stadium in Nashville has a policy where the show will go on if light rain is in the forecast. On top of that, the same venue states that if lightning strikes within eight miles of the stage, the show must cease and attendees must seek shelter. The concert may resume 30 minutes after lightning passes.

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The lightning became a little too intense during Taylor's Nashville performance on May 8, 2023, and spurred the stadium to enact its weather policy and relocate attendees to the indoor part of the venue, as evidenced by footage from the event.

Like the one in Nashville, most major stadiums have similar policies surrounding rain. Basically, if there are light showers in the forecast, prepare to wear a poncho and get a little bit wet. However, if the weather become too intense, shows could still be delayed or even outright canceled.

In Nashville, Taylor stayed to perform well past 1:30 a.m., per Variety, after the venue was given the all-clear. Many were surprised the concert wasn't cancelled outright due to the terrible weather conditions, which ended up delaying the concert four hours. But we know Swifties with hard-earned tickets were thrilled.

In short: Make sure you check not only your bag and the set list before the concert, but the weather and what kind of venue you'll be seeing Taylor!

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