Taylor Swift was given a special welcome in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday (November 16) when the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue was lit up to honour her arrival.
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The personalised projection incorporated images and symbols associated with Swift’s career, including a bow and arrow, in tribute to her song ‘The Archer’, and a scarf that recalls the ‘Red’ song ‘All Too Well’.
The statue was also adorned in a giant white shirt bearing the names of Brazil’s states, in reference to the shirt Swift wears in the video for ‘You Belong With Me’, which was covered in the names of her school friends.
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The mayor of Rio de Janeiro, Eduardo Paes, has also spoken about her arrival: “We will properly honour Taylor Swift and her arrival to Carioca territory tonight. Welcome, Taylor Swift.”
Swift’s trip to Brazil has already been touched by tragedy, after a fan died before a show in Rio de Janeiro today (November 18). The individual has been named…