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Taylor Swift saves the day by throwing water bottle to thirsty fan in audience at Rio de Janeiro concert… after thanking city for 'nicest thing anyone's ever done' with Christ the Redeemer welcome


Taylor Swift isn’t going to let any of her Swifties get too thirsty. 

The pop star, 33, kicked off her run of shows at Estádio Olímpico Nilton Santos in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Friday night with an epic gesture, as she tossed a water bottle out to an adoring fan in the audience.

During her performance of All Too Well, Taylor grabbed the bottle from a helpful stagehand, sauntered over to the center of the stage and — using her football throwing arm — launched it into the crowd.

The viral fan video of the adorable incident was captioned, ‘Taylor throwing a water bottle to a fan who needs help while singing All Too Well #RioTSTheErasTour.’

The audience’s reaction was just as boisterous as when the ‘Cardigan’ hitmaker  thanked them and the city for their warm welcome of lighting up the landmark Christ the Redeemer statue in her honor.

Kick off: Taylor Swift kicked off her run of shows at Estádio Olímpico Nilton Santos in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Friday night with an epic gesture as she tossed a water bottle out to an adoring fan in the audience

Keep 'em hydrated: During her performance of All Too Well, Taylor grabbed the bottle from a helpful stagehand, sauntered over to the center of the stage and -- using her football throwing arm -- launched it into the crowd

Keep ’em hydrated: During her performance of All Too Well, Taylor grabbed the bottle from a helpful stagehand, sauntered over to the center of the stage and — using her football throwing arm — launched it into the crowd

Swifties: The viral fan video of the adorable incident was captioned, 'Taylor throwing a water bottle to a fan who needs help while singing All Too Well #RioTSTheErasTour'

Swifties: The viral fan video of the adorable incident was captioned, ‘Taylor throwing a water bottle to a fan who needs help while singing All Too Well #RioTSTheErasTour’

A projection on the monument read ‘Welcome to Brazil’ and featured a T-shirt design based on the ‘Junior Jewels shirt worn by Taylor in her ‘You Belong With Me’ music video.

‘I just want to start off by saying that I feel completely unworthy of this honor but it is sort of the nicest thing anyone’s ever done for me,’ Taylor said to the cheering crowd.

The illumination was funded by the Christ the Redeemer Sanctuary and was the result of a fan campaign and charity drive. 

‘And I say that because I heard that part of why this was able to happen is because so many of you donated food and water and that makes me so incredibly proud,’ Taylor continued. 

‘I’m so proud of you,’ she added. ‘Thank you so much for everything that you do, including showing up tonight and being so nice to us!’

Swift is set to perform to tens of thousands of fans over three shows in Rio for the first time this week, with three more scheduled for the following weekend in Sao Paulo. 

She has three shows this weekend at the Estádio Olímpico Nilton Santos in Rio de Janeiro before heading to Sao Paolo. 

Latin American fans have been making the most of comparatively cheap tickets to see the ‘Shake it Off’ singer live.

Reaction: The audience's reaction was just as boisterous as when the 'Cardigan' hitmaker thanked them and the city for their warm welcome of lighting up the landmark Christ the Redeemer statue in her honor

Reaction: The audience’s reaction was just as boisterous as when the ‘Cardigan’ hitmaker thanked them and the city for their warm welcome of lighting up the landmark Christ the Redeemer statue in her honor 

Big thanks: 'I just want to start off by saying that I feel completely unworthy of this honor but it is sort of the nicest thing anyone’s ever done for me,' Taylor said to the cheering crowd

Big thanks: ‘I just want to start off by saying that I feel completely unworthy of this honor but it is sort of the nicest thing anyone’s ever done for me,’ Taylor said to the cheering crowd

Warm welcome: A projection on the monument read 'Welcome to Brazil' and featured a T-shirt design based on the 'Junior Jewels shirt worn by Taylor in her 'You Belong With Me' music video

Warm welcome: A projection on the monument read ‘Welcome to Brazil’ and featured a T-shirt design based on the ‘Junior Jewels shirt worn by Taylor in her ‘You Belong With Me’ music video

Proud mother: 'And I say that because I heard that part of why this was able to happen is because so many of you donated food and water and that makes me so incredibly proud,' Taylor continued

Proud mother: ‘And I say that because I heard that part of why this was able to happen is because so many of you donated food and water and that makes me so incredibly proud,’ Taylor continued

More love: 'I’m so proud of you,' she added. 'Thank you so much for everything that you do, including showing up tonight and being so nice to us!'

More love: ‘I’m so proud of you,’ she added. ‘Thank you so much for everything that you do, including showing up tonight and being so nice to us!’

While tickets in the US spiraled to more than $1,600 on some resale sites, Vivid Seats was offering tickets to concerts in Brazil for just $91. 

Taylor took to her Instagram on Monday, writing: ‘Starting off the South American leg of The Eras Tour in Argentina = best decision possible.’

‘I can’t even express my gratitude to the Buenos Aires crowds. I’d never been to Argentina before and they gave us the most electric, magical memories.’

The use of ‘electric’ caught the eye of her diligent fanbase, who believe it was a reference to her beau Travis – whose mom Donna was spotted watching Swift’s film, The Eras Tour, at movie theatre in Florida on Sunday. 

Kelce, who was at her Saturday night show, often uses the word ‘electric’ to describe a good time – most recently when talking about his appearance on Saturday Night Live alongside Swift.

Ahead of the game: Taylor took to her Instagram on Monday, writing: 'Starting off the South American leg of The Eras Tour in Argentina = best decision possible'

Ahead of the game: Taylor took to her Instagram on Monday, writing: ‘Starting off the South American leg of The Eras Tour in Argentina = best decision possible’

Fresh arrival: Swift arrives in Brazil fresh from her shows in Argentina, where she was supported by her new beau Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce

Fresh arrival: Swift arrives in Brazil fresh from her shows in Argentina, where she was supported by her new beau Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce

‘I don’t even remember what I said, I blacked out,’ Kelce said on his New Heights podcast. ‘It was electric to be back at that place. There is just something about being back in that room and being their first episode of the season.’

And when Travis was talking about Taylor’s first appearance at Arrowhead Stadium to see him play for the Chiefs, he said: ‘I just thought it was awesome that everybody in the suite had nothing but great things to say about her.

‘She looked amazing and on top of that, the day went perfect for Chiefs fans. It was absolutely electric.’ 

Swift arrives in Brazil fresh from her shows in Argentina, where she was supported by her new beau Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis.

The two have caused a social media storm since going public with their relationship, spurred on by recent footage of Swift running up to plant a kiss on the athlete after finishing up her Saturday show in Buenos Aires.

Concert schedule: It is understood Taylor will be flying back to the US for Thanksgiving, before returning to Brazil for the Sao Paolo shows on November 24

Concert schedule: It is understood Taylor will be flying back to the US for Thanksgiving, before returning to Brazil for the Sao Paolo shows on November 24

Headed off to Asia: From Sao Paolo she will head to Tokyo and Singapore before commencing the European leg to the Eras Tour

Headed off to Asia: From Sao Paolo she will head to Tokyo and Singapore before commencing the European leg to the Eras Tour

Boyfriend surprise: Fans didn't know if Taylor's boyfriend Travis Kelce would be at the show as he has a football game on Monday

Boyfriend surprise: Fans didn’t know if Taylor’s boyfriend Travis Kelce would be at the show as he has a football game on Monday

Epic sets: Taylor pulled out all the stops for the concert as her sets were Hollywood production quality

Epic sets: Taylor pulled out all the stops for the concert as her sets were Hollywood production quality

The clip went even more viral thanks to Swift’s decision to change the lyrics to her hit ‘Karma’ to include a reference to her new lover. 

Surrounded by her backup dancers on stage at the Estadio River Plate stadium, Taylor belted out ‘Karma is the guy on the Chiefs coming straight home to me’ to replace the original lyric, ‘Karma is the guy on the screen coming straight home to me’. 

A viral video captured the adorable moment Travis heard the epic improvisation, as it showed the superstar athlete smacking his hands to the side of face in utter astonishment, before he broke out a few smooth dance moves.

The lyric change wasn’t the only moment Taylor had Travis on her mind, as she also sang to him directly and mouthed the lyrics ‘that’s my man’ during her performance of ‘Willow’.

The two have finally gone public with their relationship two months after rumors began to swirl when the 13-time Grammy winner was spotted cheering on Kelce at his game at the Arrowhead Stadium. 

They went public with their romance during his September 24th football game, and have been spotted on numerous outings since.

Last month, DailyMail.com learned that Swift has been blown away by the way the sports star has ‘courted her’ like a ‘gentleman’.

An insider close to Taylor’s celebrity pal Lively revealed that while the songstress was ‘trying to keep it together,’ it was obvious to those around her that she was already ‘falling’ hard for her new beau.

Opening act: Sabrina Carpenter opened up for Taylor's Brazil concert run

Opening act: Sabrina Carpenter opened up for Taylor’s Brazil concert run

Sparkling star: Sabrina sang her latest hit 'Cupid' while rocking a sparkling ensemble

Sparkling star: Sabrina sang her latest hit ‘Cupid’ while rocking a sparkling ensemble

‘Taylor is blown away right now and her family is all about Travis. She is trying to keep it together, but is obviously falling in love with him and he feels the same way,’ they dished.

‘He courted her and it was not her typical, “Hey, you’re hot, let’s go out,” sorta thing. He actually courted her and she feels like she is the luckiest gal in the world right now.

‘It is no coincidence that all she had to do was look outside of Hollywood.’

It is understood Taylor will be flying back to the US for Thanksgiving, before returning to Brazil for the Sao Paolo shows on November 24.

From Sao Paolo she will head to Tokyo and Singapore before commencing the European leg to the Eras Tour.



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