Taylor Swift holds private concert for foster and adopted children
This past weekend, on Sunday, May 6, 2018, Taylor Swift invited 2,000 foster and adopted kids and their families to a private show at the University of Phoenix Stadium, Time magazine and Huffington Post reports. The whole experienced included a full two-hour show, a pizza party, and a meet and greet experience with Swift.
Swift had performed her full tour set for the families before inviting them onstage for photos, Kelli Dillon, a foster mom, stated in a post of Instagram.
“I don’t even know what to say…literally the best night of our lives!! We were invited to a private concert by Taylor Swift herself! Us along with 2,000 other foster and adoptive families were invited by Taylor personally and man was it incredible!! She performed her entire tour set (a full 2 hour concert) and then afterwards she bought everyone pizza and desserts and we got to hug her and take a picture with her,” Dillon stated.
The show occurred a couple of days before the first date of her Reputation Tour, on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz., Huffington Post reported, but the show was really her final dress rehearsal before the tour.
Dillon told E! News about the opportunity: “We thought it was too good to be true, but we all kept it a secret (per Taylor’s orders) and sure enough had the time of our lives! My family and I have been fostering for over three years and have adopted too. I don’t think Taylor understand what this meant to these foster and adoptive families! Some of these children have been through terrible journeys in their lifetime, so to be able to escape for an incredible evening like that was out of this world!”
To make the experience a reality, Swift’s team partnered with the Arizona Association of Foster and Adoptive Parents to host the event, according to multiple sources.
For 500 of the children in attendance, this was their first ever concert experience, People reported.