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Barbie Forteza reveals why she chose to skip Taylor Swift's 'Eras Tour'

By Melanie Uson Published Mar 02, 2024 5:58 pm

Barbie Forteza got real about why she chose to skip Taylor Swift’s phenomenal Eras Tour despite being a Swiftie. 

In her interview with 24 Oras on Friday, March 1, the actress was asked why she chose to not go on any Eras Tour shows in and outside Asia. 

“Kasi para sa akin, ito po ay sa akin lamang, I just feel like it is a splurge for me,” she revealed. 

“Sabi ko sa sarili ko, if magpe-perform siya sa dito sa Pilipinas, I will definitely watch it,” she added. 

This Eras Tour did not include the Philippines as one of its stops, so Filipino Swifties opted to fly abroad, especially in Singapore as it is the only Southeast Asian country that will hold the event. 

“But to have to spend for a flight, accommodation, and siyempre to maximize your time to wherever she's performing, parang it’s too much of a splurge,” she explained, noting that she has just made a major spending on building her own house.  

“So, parang kasi if it’s just for that, I'd rather spend it [on] something else. Feeling ko naman magpe-perform siya ulit soon,” she added. 

Barbie previously made headlines when she posted a photo of herself crying when fellow celebrity Rain Matienzo—who attended the show in Melbourne—gifted her an Eras Tour shirt and friendship bracelets. 

“Mas dun ako na-touch, mas ‘yun ‘yung na-appreciate ko; ‘Yung effort talaga ni Rain na pumila. Napakahaba ng pila sa merch talaga and ‘yung friendship bracelet talagang made me feel like I was there,” Barbie said. 

Taylor Swift is set to hold shows in Singapore’s National Stadium on March 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, and 9 with Sabrina Carpenter as her guest. 

Are you attending one of the shows? Check out this ultimate guide to know more about how to get into the venue, where to buy merch, what not to bring, and more to better prepare ahead of your scheduled show.