Bummed about missing Taylor Swift in Seattle?
We are too, to be honest. It’s no secret that tickets to Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour have been nearly impossible to get, so if you don’t have seats for the Lumen Field shows on July 22 and 23 you’re not the only one. The good news is that you can still celebrate with other Swifties near the stadium this weekend. Whether you plan to tailgate (or “Taygate”) or attend a Taylor Swift-themed party, you have options for partaking in this weekend’s excitement.
Read on for all the details!
Let’s discuss Taygating first. Many Swifties who couldn’t snag tickets are planning to congregate near Lumen Field during the concert on one or both nights to listen and celebrate from afar. If you hope to do this as well, be aware that Lumen Field does not allow any fan-run tailgating in its stadium lots.
According to the Seahawks website, “Fans interested in tailgating can find a number of lots a short walk from the stadium including a lot on 8th and Holgate, about a 10-minute walk south of Lumen Field.” Tailgater Concierge also has some suggestions. Wear comfortable shoes and prepare to do a lot of walking!
Another option for Swifties is the Seattle Concert Par-TAY at The Press Box on Saturday, July 22. This party will be happening before, during, and after the show so even if you do have concert tickets, you may want to join other Swifties at The Press Box to pregame or for the after-party. The Press Box is only about a 10-minute walk from Lumen Field. There will be friendship bracelets, merch, costume prizes, fun photo ops, Eras-themed cocktails, and of course a DJ playing all of Taylor’s best songs.
The Pre-ParTAY at The Press Box is from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. (Lumen Field gates open at 4:30 p.m. and Swift will probably take the stage around 7:50 p.m.). The Listening ParTAY is from 6:00 to 11:00 p.m. and the After-ParTAY starts around 11:00 p.m. or whenever the concert ends.
Tickets are on sale here for $20 to $60 (the price depends on how long you plan to stay).
Finally, be aware that traffic and parking is sure to be a nightmare in Seattle this weekend. In addition to Taylor’s concerts, there is also the Capitol Block Party, Bite of Seattle food festival, and several major sports games happening in Seattle all weekend. You’ll want to take public transportation if at all possible. Sound Transit is offering extended late-night light rail service for both nights of Taylor Swift.