Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce have unintentionally caused chaos in Kansas City with false sightings that have led fans to swarm local businesses. Despite efforts by the businesses to deny the rumors, fans are relentless in their pursuit of a glimpse of the two celebrities.
One incident occurred at Free State Brewing Company in Lawrence, KS, where a massive crowd formed after rumors spread that Taylor and Travis were dining there. Even after the brewery confirmed they were not present, fans refused to believe it.
Instead of getting frustrated with the situation, some local businesses have embraced the chaos and used it as a marketing tool. The Dentists In Lawrence posted on social media, stating, “Rumor has it Taylor Swift stopped by to get her teeth cleaned after she left Free State Brewery today.” The Kansas Rebels Baseball Class of 2030 also joined in the fun, writing, “We would like to address the alleged rumor that Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce were spotted at practice with the Rebels this afternoon.” Even the Lawrence Work for Success Program jumped on board, claiming that Taylor Swift made an appearance in their class and offered valuable advice.
Clothing line KidSuper took advantage of the worldwide attention surrounding Taylor and Travis by renaming the outfit Travis was wearing to align with Taylor’s “1989” album. This clever stunt led to the jacket selling out quickly.
However, not all businesses benefited equally from the chaos. The brewery manager mentioned that Taylor’s fans were more focused on “stalking” than actually patronizing the establishment.
Overall, the Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce frenzy has become a unique marketing opportunity for Kansas City businesses. While the false sightings may be causing a bit of chaos, they have also created a buzz that businesses can leverage to increase their visibility and sales.