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Santa Clara renamed ‘Swiftie Clara’ in tribute to Taylor Swift being named honorary mayor

Updated on: 19 July,2023 05:55 PM IST  |  Mumbai
Tuhina Upadhyay |

Santa Clara joins other cities in temporarily changing their names in honor of Taylor Swift, they have also named her 'Honorary Mayor'

Santa Clara renamed ‘Swiftie Clara’ in tribute to Taylor Swift being named honorary mayor


Taylor Swift's phenomenal success reaches new heights with her sold-out Eras Tour and the re-release of her 2010 album, Speak Now. The undeniable cultural impact and devoted fanbase of the 33-year-old pop star are evident in her world tour. Now, Santa Clara has proclaimed Swift as its honorary mayor, renaming the city as Swiftie Clara in celebration of her upcoming two-night concert at Levi's Stadium on July 28 and 29, 2023.

This marks Swift's third visit to Santa Clara, following her 1989 World Tour in 2015 and the Reputation Tour in 2018. The temporary renaming aims to acknowledge and celebrate the profound influence of this exceptional artist while putting the spotlight on the city itself. The official proclamation states that it intends to recognize the positive local impact of Taylor Swift's music, tours, and devoted fanbase on the Santa Clara community and the broader region.

Christine Lawson, the CEO of Discover Santa Clara, expressed her excitement, stating, "The Eras Tour has captivated fans nationwide, transcending genres and making an indelible mark. Santa Clara proudly becomes Swiftie Clara with Taylor as Honorary Mayor, embracing innovative and influential cultural icons that reflect our city's vibrant spirit and forging connections that make us an unforgettable destination."

Santa Clara joins other cities in temporarily changing their names in honor of Swift. Previously, Minneapolis became Swiftieapolis, and Pittsburgh transformed into Swiftsburgh during her respective concert stops. In Kansas City, Missouri, a road was temporarily renamed Swift Street (Taylor's Version) as a nod to her re-recordings. Swift's impact extends beyond these symbolic gestures, as she was also featured in the Beige Book for her significant economic contributions.

The recent US Federal Reserve report highlighted the positive effect of Swift's concerts on local economies. In Philadelphia, despite the tourism sector's slow recovery, May witnessed the strongest hotel revenue since the pandemic's onset, largely attributed to the influx of guests attending Taylor Swift's concerts in the city.

Swift's world tour spans an impressive 131 concerts across five continents, solidifying her status as a global superstar. As she continues to captivate audiences worldwide, her musical prowess and devoted following make her an undeniable force in the entertainment industry.

The transformative power of Taylor Swift's music resonates far beyond the realms of pop culture. Her ability to inspire, unite, and create memorable experiences for fans across the globe solidifies her position as one of the most influential artists of our time. As Santa Clara temporarily transforms into Swiftie Clara, the city embraces the magic and impact of this exceptional artist, solidifying her place in their collective hearts and minds.

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