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Taylor Swift rushes on a private plane from a Tokyo show to the Super Bowl

Taylor Swift rushes on a private plane from a Tokyo show to the Super Bowl

TOKYO (AP) — Will she make it in time? Intrepid online flight trackers seem to think so.

On social mediaTaylor Swift fans and aviation journalists believe they've found Swift's private plane, dubbed “Football Era,” and it's currently on its way to Los Angeles Airport in Los Angeles, expected to arrive around 3 p.m. local time.

Plans to take her to Las Vegas, where her boyfriend, NFL star Travis Kelce, will play in the Super Bowl on Sunday, have not yet been revealed.

Representatives for Swift and VistaJet, the world's only global private airline, did not immediately respond to The Associated Press' request for comment.

Swift's latest song was still ringing in the ears of thousands of fans at the Tokyo Dome on Saturday night when the singer rushed to a private plane at Haneda Airport, presumably to embark on a heavily vetted flight to see Kelsey.

“We're all going to go on an amazing adventure,” Swift told the crowd earlier. She was talking about music, but she might also be describing her race against time, in which she was supposed to cross nine time zones and the international date line.

With a final bow at the end of her sold-out show, dressed in a blue sequined outfit, the audience screaming, strobe lights pulsing, and confetti falling, Swift disappeared under the stage and began her journey to the other side of the world.

Her anticipated trip to see Kelce's Kansas City Chiefs play the San Francisco 49ers in Las Vegas has sparked fantasies and speculation for weeks.

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“I hope she can come back in time. It's very romantic,” said Hitomi Takahashi, 29, an office worker, who bought matching Taylor Swift T-shirts with her friend and was taking photos outside the Tokyo Dome.

People wait in line near a poster to have their photos taken, while others, right, react to their selfies before Taylor Swift's concert at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Saturday, February 10, 2024. (AP Photo/Hiro Kumai)

About an hour after the end of the ceremony, AP journalists were near Haneda's private jet area when minibuses arrived and someone entered the gate area, where four to five people carrying large black umbrellas blocked the person's view.

At Saturday night's party, there was plenty of evidence of the unique cultural phenomenon that is the relationship between Swift and Kelsey, the connection between professional football and Swift's immense star power. In addition to people wearing sequined dresses to celebrate Swift, there were Kelce T-shirts, hats and other Chiefs gear.

Some spent thousands of dollars to attend the pop star's concerts this week.

“Romeo, take me somewhere we can be alone,” Swift sang.

You won't find that Sunday in Las Vegas where a crowd will be watching, let alone millions around the world.

To describe global scrutiny of Swift's travels as intense is an understatement.

Fans have tracked her plane. Planetary temperature rise Carbon emissions Her travels around the world have been criticized. Officials studied its ability to park its plane at Las Vegas airports.

Even Japanese diplomats got into the act. The Japanese Embassy in Washington posted on social media that it could participate in the Super Bowl at the appropriate time, and included in its statement three titles of Swift's songs – “Speak Now,” “Fearless” and “Red.”

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“If you leave Tokyo in the evening after your concert, you should arrive comfortably in Las Vegas before the start of the Super Bowl,” the statement read.

Takahashi, a fan at the Tokyo Dome, was aware of the criticism Swift has faced over her private jets, but said the singer was being unfairly singled out.

“Many other people are traveling on business, and she is here for her job. She faces criticism because she is famous and privileged,” Takahashi said.

Women pose for a selfie before Taylor Swift's concert at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Saturday, February 10, 2024. (AP Photo/Hiro Komae)

Women pose for a selfie before Taylor Swift's concert at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Saturday, February 10, 2024. (AP Photo/Hiro Komae)

Swift has already been traveling the world this week.

Before coming to Asia, she attended the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, winning her 14th Grammy Award and a record-breaking fourth Album of the Year Award for “Midnights.” The show has been watched by approx 17 million people. She also made a surprise announcement The next album is ready to decline in April.

Then the four concerts in Tokyo, and now the trip back to the United States. I followed Kelsey For most of the Chiefs season.

Swift is expected to head to Australia later this week to continue her tour.

“This week is truly the best kind of chaos,” she said. Published Wednesday On Instagram.

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Associated Press Writer Mari Yamaguchi and AP Music Writer Maria Sherman in Los Angeles contributed to this report.