Taylor Swift calls for help for fans as heat beats down in Switzerland

Taylor Swift asked stadium workers for help during her 10-minute “All Too Well” song in her first night performking in Zürich, Switzerland as the summer heat beat down into the open-roofed stadium.

The temperature hit a high of 89 Tuesday in Zurich.

“We need some help right there,” Swift said before singing “time won’t fly, it’s like I’m paralyzed by it.”

Seconds later, the singer-songwriter reiterated to the Stadion Letzigrund staff, “Help back there please.”

Although there are many safety works and first responders along the perimeter of the stage and scattered throughout the arena that hand out water and respond to emergencies, there is a vantage where the singer can see fans trying to get her attention through flashing lights and waving.

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Swift acknowledged the hot temperatures in her opening crowd greeting before singing the “Lover” era title track.

“I’m looking out at this crowd tonight and you’ve decided to come out here in the heat, in the blazing sun and you’re still dancing like crazy,” she said. “Immediate bonus points right off the bat.”

The temperature dipped into the low 80’s/high 70’s during the concert after sitting at a high of 89 degrees Tuesday afternoon. The sun didn’t dip down over the edge of the stadium until more than an hour into the set, after the combined “Folkmore” era.

Before the concert began, fans captured photos and videos of large misting fans. Before Swift took the stage, staff handed out reflective gold and silver rescue blankets for fans to seek relief under, and later passed out water bottles.

Floor seating is typically open outside the U.S. tour, meaning there are no chairs and no assigned seats. Swift has stopped her show frequently in Europe to ask for help for fans. First responders usually hold glow lights above their heads to push through the sardine-packed floor of fans. There have been no major reported injuries during this leg of the tour, and the singer isn’t shy about alerting workers.

In Stockholm, Swift asked fans if they were holding up lights to get her attention or if someone needed help before the acoustic section.

In Scotland, the singer noticed a fan needed help and strummed her guitar until workers arrived to the distressed fan.

In London, she asked for assistance during several songs

In Dublin, she pointed out a fan needed help and then thanked staff while switching outfits and singing “Lavender Haze.”

In Amsterdam, she interrupted “All Too Well” three times.

The sold-out concert is Swift’s first ever Switzerland show. She has one more concert on Wednesday before heading to Milan, Italy, on Saturday and Sunday.

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