Taylor Swift’s security costs a fortune to protect Singer and 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 hotels, tour buses, and Taylor’s dedicated team behind it all.

According to industry experts, Taylor is paying a considerable fortune for a top-notch security team.

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

How much does Taylor Swift spend on 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. Their hypervisibility and constant movements from one place to another could be dangerous.

According to a new report from The US SunA top music industry source explained how Taylor has spent $30 million on security for the European leg of her tour alone.

Taylor Swift in February 2024, apparently surrounded by her security team at the Super Bowl.Taylor Swift in February 2024, apparently surrounded by her security team 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 source, “She is the biggest superstar on the planet. Therefore, security has to be perfect for her and her surroundings.”

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

Fortunately, the source says Taylor has hired more than 20 people who are “the best at their jobs” to ensure the safety of all members of her team. The European leg of the Eras tour will conclude in London later this summer.

Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce kiss at the 2024 Super Bowl in February.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 spares no expense for herself, her entourage, and Travis’ safety.

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

By those calculations, that puts even the base cost of hiring this staff at $2 million over the 100 days of the tour. But there is also more than that.

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

Taylor Swift on February 4, 2024.Taylor Swift on February 4, 2024.
Taylor Swift arrives at 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 threat to Taylor and Travis’ safety?

Aside from stars with dangerous exes, the first thing that comes to mind with any member of a celebrity’s security team is stalkers.

Bullying comes in different forms. In this case we would be talking about someone who imagines a “relationship” with Taylor. This obsessed person would operate under the illusion that Taylor feels equally obsessed with her and that her words, actions, and songs are secret messages to her.

While it is clear that such a person needs help, this can be dangerous. They might do outlandish things (like shoot a politician to “impress” Jodie Foster). And if they came face to face with the object of their fixation, rejection could send them into a spiral and precipitate violence.

Taylor Swift performs in France in May 2024.Taylor Swift performs in France in May 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, northwest France, on May 9, 2024. (Photo credit: JULIEN DE ROSA/AFP via Getty Images)

Theft is always a daunting possibility. Especially considering Taylor Swift’s billionaire status.

In 2016, Kim Kardashian’s traumatic robbery in Paris changed her life forever. She is now more concerned about safety. And she wears less high-end jewelry. (All jokes about the 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 it worth the chance to extort millions for his safe return. Having expensive safety equipment is Taylor’s way of showing them that they would be fools to try.

Taylor swift in February 2024, performing in Sydney.Taylor swift in February 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? (Yeah)

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

This may seem absurd, because it is. However, the potential threat is much more serious.

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

Taylor Swift at the 2024 Grammy Awards, accepting one of her many awards.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 4, 2024. (Photo credit: Monica Schipper/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

All that would be needed would be to one Supporters of the accused former occupant of the Oval Office believe he is on a “mission” to eliminate Taylor Swift. Someone who has spent the last six months complaining about seeing Taylor on TV during football games would be a likely candidate.

That scares. And yes, it could still happen in Europe. Nationalists tend to be xenophobic. Still, proto-fascist ideology sees kinship across borders and continents.

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

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