A Taylor Swift holiday dance party is coming to The Orpheum in Tampa on December 9. This is not a drill. T Swift fans went wild when news broke of the artists’ upcoming tour, and their plan to host multiple shows at Raymond James Stadium in 2023. If you weren’t one of the lucky ones to snag a Swift ticket, this is the next best thing. Time to celebrate Swiftiemas.
This is an 18+ event, and doors open at 8pm December 9, and put on by the company Le Petite Fete. They were founded in the summer of 2021 by Orlando residents Courtney Gibson and Caitie Philips.
Le Petite Fete has now hosted Taylor Swift parties in Orlando, Miami, Tampa, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Nashville, Dallas, San Antonio and Austin, as well as venues in North Carolina and Virginia. These dance parties have gone viral on TikTok, and were inspired by Britney Spears parties in Chicago, and T Swift gatherings in Australia.
A very merry Swiftiemas in Tampa
“It’s been so special to see a sense of community again,” wrote Courtney Gibson in an article for Newsweek. “That really sums up what Taylor Swift means to me. People find common ground in her music all the time; her music is so real and raw and it can speak to any portion of your life.”
Gibson continues: “You can be happy listening to her fun songs, or be sad about an ex and then listen to “I Forgot That You Existed” and know it will be over soon. She is such an incredible storyteller and her albums are so versatile; there is a song for every season in your life. To me, that’s so cool and so special.”
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