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School's punny letter warns Taylor Swift concert not excuse to skip

A Tampa-area superintendent went wild with Taylor Swift song titles to say attending her Eras Tour concert is not an excuse to miss school.
The Better Business Bureau issued an alert this week following the singer’s announcement she will be performing in Indianapolis for three nights in 2024.
Posted at 12:20 PM, Apr 13, 2023
and last updated 2023-04-13 12:20:39-04

Taylor Swift is scheduled to perform three concerts at Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium April 13-15, but students of Hillsborough County Public Schools were told her concert is not an excuse to miss school. 

Originally, Swift was only slated to perform in Tampa on Friday and Saturday, but she added the Thursday night show as demand for tickets far exceeded the stadium’s capacity. The added show meant one of the concerts could end late on a school night. 

School Superintendent Addison Davis used 24 different Swift songs to get the point across: You’re still expected to attend school. 


Swift was invited by Tampa Mayor Jane Castor to be the mayor for a day. Castor offered Swift a key to the city. 

“We know Glendale changed its name, Arlington made a street sign, and Vegas illuminated their Gateway Arches," Castor said in a video. "But here in Tampa, we’ve got a reputation to uphold, and we want to go bigger."

"Mayor Swift has a nice ring to it," Castor added. "We can't wait to welcome you and your fans to Tampa."